Athlete Profile: Q&A with Cassie & Darcy Sharpe


January 22, 2015 was a really good day for the Sharpe family, of Comox, B.C. Cassie Sharpe, 22, put down a career performance to win silver at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria. Two days later her… Read More →

4 Most Scenic Backpacking Trips in the American West


Expansive views, towering cliffs and glistening lakes all await on these scenic trails. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite backpacking trips in the western side of the United States, but I’m sure there are some missing. What would you… Read More →

New For 2015/16: Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements


Remember the feeling of anticipation on Christmas morning? Or on your 16th birthday? You could hardly wait for the big day and the opportunity to rip open your presents. For skiers and riders, the summer is a long buildup to… Read More →

10 Outdoor Adventures In The East To Add To Your Bucket List


buck·et list noun, informal A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. A few weeks ago, we gave you our list of top 10 adrenaline-packed outdoor activities in the west. We, of… Read More →

4 Things You Need To Know Before Climbing Your First 14er


Here in Colorado, 14ers (or peaks over 14,000 feet) are a thing of lore. The state boasts more 14ers than any other state in the lower 48, clocking in at a whopping 53. Some of these mountainous beasts are technical… Read More →

Skiing With The Rich & The Famous: Celebrity Sightings On The Slopes

by / July 14, 2015 / liftopia

If you ever become rich and famous, there are certain rules in life you must adhere to—it’s not all diamonds and champagne sadly. You must, for example, buy an expensive car, probably a beach house, and maybe a private jet…. Read More →

13 Perfect Ski Resort Pools You Need To Jump Into


You know what can make an awesome mountain resort even better? An awesome pool. That’s right: winter or summer, snow or sunshine—a pool can create amazing memories during your vacation. Whether you’re soothing tired muscles after an epic day in… Read More →

5 Things NOT To Do At The Mountain Bike Park This Summer

by / July 6, 2015 / Cycle, liftopia, Outdoors, Summer

Not only is mountain biking a great way to keep your legs in shape during the skiing and boarding off-season, it’s just plain fun. Many ski resorts offer mountain biking in the off-season because the elevation loss you’ll find traveling… Read More →

7 Glaciers For Summer Skiing


Just because it’s summer, that doesn’t mean you have to completely give up your love of skiing or snowboarding. One option is to head to the southern hemisphere. Another option is to ski the glaciers. There are several ski resorts… Read More →

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West


buck·et list noun, informal A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies…. Read More →