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Top 11 Gear Picks From 2015’s Outdoor Retailer Market

by Erika Wiggins

Every outdoor gear nerd’s dream, Outdoor Retailer, is where manufacturers bring their latest and greatest creations. My partner and I spent the day scouring their recent Winter event held in Salt Lake City, January 20-24. As always, we didn’t see it all,… Read More →

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Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver

by Eric Wagnon

Types of alpine skis range from “all-mountain” models to specialized varieties designed for very specific conditions. Skis’ basic features differentiate the various types: Camber is the slight upward rise in the middle of an unweighted ski when viewed from the… Read More →

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Tips To Stay Warm On The Slopes

by Mark Crone

As a Ski Patroller, I’ve become an expert at staying warm in the winter. I’ve also seen what happens if you don’t dress for the weather. (It’s not pretty.) Cold, snow, rain, spring-time. I ski in all conditions and for… Read More →

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$10,000 Skis from Swiss Maker zai skis & Women’s Specific Boards from Coalition Snow

by Kristen Lummis

When I think about building skis, I think about sandwiches. Skis, like sandwiches have a base and a top sheet, with a laminated wood core in the middle and a combination of composite layers to add stability and character. Most… Read More →

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26 Killer Gifts for Skiers & Riders to Ring in the New Year Right

by Troy Hawks

When I got skis for Christmas, it was one of the best presents ever. They weren’t exactly new, and they were a little too short, but I didn’t notice a thing. I had skis, and mom and dad were awesome…. Read More →

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How to Stay Warm on the Slopes: Baselayers

by David Sandel

Because you know I’m all about that base, ‘bout that base, base-layer. That was horribly cheesy, but for real, let’s talk about baselayers. Even when it’s warm out and I see people skiing in hoodies (or late spring when guys… Read More →

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Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

by David Sandel

Despite the name of this influential snowboarding technology, no magnets are actually used in the making of magne-traction edges. Which is sort of a bummer because then we might be a little bit closer to those hover boards in Back… Read More →

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Top 10 New Skis For The 2015 Season

by Jason Whitehouse

Whether you’re in the market for new skis or just looking to keep with up the newest technologies, the 2014-15 season brings with it some of the most innovative gear yet! We’ve put together this list of our top picks… Read More →

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Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

by Kristen Lummis

Remember spring? It was only a few months ago. Maybe you were still skiing in April and May, or maybe your season had ended, but here at Liftopia, we offered you some advice, gently suggesting that you wax and tune… Read More →

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Ski Boot Buying 101: Fit Is The New Sexy

by Erika Wiggins

My favorite shoes are neither cute nor sexy and I typically can’t wait to take them off at the end of the day. I spent a lot money and time choosing these oh-so-clunky kicks but they reward me every time… Read More →