Ski Travel: Do I Need Winter Tires For My Car?

Ski Travel: Do I Need Winter Tires For My Car?

Way back in the day, families in colder climates annually switched winter tires (AKA “snow tires”) on their trusty station wagons (with the faux-wood exterior of course). The rise of “all-season tires” ended that ritual for many, but those who… Read More →

Fear is Your Frenemy – How To Address Your Fears of Avalanches, Heights & Flat Light

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Fear is Your Frenemy – How To Address Your Fears of Avalanches, Heights & Flat Light

FEAR: An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. FRENEMY: Someone with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. TRANSLATION: We hate fear, but it… Read More →

5 Regions Buried in Snow Right Now

5 Regions Buried in Snow Right Now

The first half of January 2017 was bountiful to say the least for skiers and boarders in the West. For those tasked with shoveling and plowing snow, it’s been simply exhausting. Snowfall numbers that are usually associated with inches were… Read More →

A Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide

A Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 4, 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Before your first day of skiing or snowboarding, you have to get dressed up in something that makes you feel great…. Read More →

[PHOTOS] Massive Snowfall Totals – California & Colorado DEEP in snow!

[PHOTOS] Massive Snowfall Totals – California & Colorado DEEP in snow!

Ski resorts in the West, especially in California and Colorado, are starting off 2017 with massive snowfall totals and epic conditions. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof. 1. Squaw Valley, CA Get Squaw Valley lift tickets in advance & save. It’s… Read More →

A Ski Bum’s Guide To Peak Weekend Skiing

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A Ski Bum’s Guide To Peak Weekend Skiing

There’s no doubt about it: winter is fully upon us. Looking at the social media feeds, it seems as if just about every resort in the country is swimming in freshies, making a ski trip a necessity, not a luxury…. Read More →

Win Prizes: January Is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

Win Prizes: January Is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard month! To encourage more people to try skiing or boarding, resorts across the US are offering special programs and discounted rates to any first timers wanting to give it a go. If you, yourself, are… Read More →

All Out Blizzard in Tahoe

by / liftopia, Ski & Snowboard, Snow & Weather
All Out Blizzard in Tahoe

This article was originally posted on OpenSnow.com by Bryan Allegretto. Summary Cold and Snowy weather continues through Thursday. Today into tonight we have heavy snowfall and high winds with blizzard conditions. Snow levels may come up just above lake level this… Read More →

The Longest Ski Runs in North America

The Longest Ski Runs in North America

Long ski runs are great right? You just keep going on and on, hopefully through lovely floaty powder or a perfectly groom corduroy piste… But where are the longest runs in North America? I set out to find out and… Read More →

Chairlift Etiquette: From the Lift Line to the Top of the Mountain

Chairlift Etiquette: From the Lift Line to the Top of the Mountain

It’s hard to argue against good manners, whether we’re talking dinner table or lift line. And while we all have a pretty good idea of basic ski and snowboard etiquette, sometimes it’s worth a review, especially if you’re a parent… Read More →