Romantic mountaintop proposal caught on camera
By Steven Scenna, Jr.
KILLINGTON — On Thursday, April 23, I got engaged at Killington Resort. My girlfriend and I have been together for about two years. We love to travel and see new things and we love to ski!
We went to middle school and part of high school together and were never really friends but after being apart for a number of years after school, something drew us together. We started to catch up and met a couple of times for dinner. We clicked immediately and after that we became inseparable.
We have a lot in common, obstacles as well as triumphs. We both lost our fathers in 2009 (mine to cancer and hers to heart disease). She also lost her brother the same year and I lost my mother as a child. I believe having events like this in common with another person, along with others things, creates an unbreakable bond. We understand each other’s happiness, but also pain. Together, we are able make the best of everything we come across, finding ways to deal with obstacles that may arise as a team.
The proposal: I have been skiing at Killington since I was a little kid with my father so it has always been a special place to me. Since we’ve been together my fiancé and I have skied a bunch of times there and had a blast every time. When I was ready to propose, I figured I would use a familiar trip to my advantage; it would make a more of a surprise as she wouldn’t know to expect anything other than another great ski trip up north.
We planned for the end of April, which can be tricky with unpredictable weather and skiing conditions, but we lucked out. Soon after we arrived I started debating where and when I would propose. Since it was forecast to rain, at first I thought I would just do it at our condo that first night. But not feeling the time was right, I decided to wait and see what the weather would bring the next day.
When we woke up it was snowing and the forecast was partially sunny! After a nerve-racking couple of hours skiing with the ring on me and wondering how I was going to pull this off, I finally worked up enough courage to get it done.
On our next run I was able to ski ahead of her off the gondola and ask someone to take pictures for me before she got down around the bend. She skied right up to me — it couldn’t have worked out better. The view was incredible and so was the timing. I was able to pull off an awesome proposal which exceeded my own expectations. It was truly and unbelievable experience.
She said “yes!”
Steven Scenna, Jr. is from Stamford, Conn.