What are the OLDEST ski areas in the U.S.?

by / liftopia, Ski & Snowboard, The Industry

Defining the oldest U.S. ski areas can be a little challenging. The sport’s pioneers would often just gather to trudge up a local hill and then slide down. They were too busy skiing to write down when they first gathered…. Read More →

Newest Trend in Snowboard Technology is Inspired by Surf


The tides are changing in the world of snowboarding. Commonly known to have been born from the desire to bring surfing to the slopes, snowboarding became an outlet for extending one’s summer endeavors deep into the winter months. However, as… Read More →

PHOTOS: Up To 12″ of October Snow At These 11 Ski Resorts


Last week the internet was abuzz with predictions of October snow that could total up in feet for certain parts of Western North America. The Atmospheric River, which was actually the remnants of Typhoon Songda, has come and gone leaving much… Read More →

October Skiing: Where, When & Why


In most of the United States, November is the official start of ski and snowboard season. Yet at the highest altitudes (think Colorado) and the most northern climes (think Maine), the opening day race has begun. The Colorado Derby Each… Read More →

Atmospheric River Could Dump 7+ Feet of Snow On The West Coast


The west coast of the United States and Canada is about to get hit with the first significant series of storms of the 2016/17 winter. Forecasters are calling for powerful winds, massive waves, flooding, and…wait for it…very significant snowfall in… Read More →

6 of the U.S.’s Last Great Ski Towns


Let’s face it: things change. You get older, technology races full speed ahead and you can no longer get a tank of gas for less than a dollar. The ski industry has changed, too. From high-speed six-person chairlifts to apps… Read More →

12 Awesome Ski-In, Ski-Out Airbnbs You Can Rent Across North America

by / liftopia, North America, Ski & Snowboard, Travel

Editor’s Note: This post was written by David Burden, Regional Manager (Ski) at Airbnb Light dustings of snow have already fallen at some the country’s highest elevation ski resorts, which means it’s a perfect time to start thinking about your… Read More →

6 Benefits Of Skiing & Snowboarding For Your Kids’ Health

by / liftopia, Outdoors, Ski, Ski & Snowboard, Snowboard

Getting kids outside might seem like an antiquated yet obvious sentiment, but for many young people, consistent outdoor participation (like skiing and snowboarding) is far from a reality. SOS Outreach (a non-profit that inspires its participants to ski, tackle the… Read More →

Get Fit for Ski Season: 4 Core Exercises to Help You Prep for the Slopes

by / Fitness, liftopia, Ski & Snowboard

Keeping your balance, being able to get up in waist deep powder if you take a tumble, and skiing or snowboarding in general requires some serious core strength and stability. And there’s no time like the present to start getting your… Read More →

PHOTOS: 16 Ski Resorts Visited By Ullr This Past Weekend


Ullr, the Norse god of snow, is considered by many skiers and snowboarders to be a crucial piece of the snowfall puzzle.  It is not uncommon to see groups of college students in a snow-starved region burning skis and drinking… Read More →