The Season In Review: Top 10 Ski News Stories of 2014-15

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The winter of 2014-15 brought a season of change to the skiing and snowboarding world. More accurately, much of the news involved ownership shifts and agreements that would signal changes for the seasons to come. In other words, many of… Read More →

Show Me The Numbers: How Eco-Friendly Are Ski Areas?

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How eco-friendly are North American ski areas? Let me count the ways. In fact, recycling and swapping out light bulbs, while still very important, have almost become somewhat passé steps toward sustainability at ski areas. Nowadays you’ll find everything from… Read More →

The Barkley Marathons: The Toughest & Most Bizarre Race on the Planet?

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Imagine a race with a total distance so long that it is referred to as “marathons” rather than a “marathon.” A race with 59,000+ feet of elevation gain. A race that has been in existence for 30 years but only… Read More →

Late Spring & Summer Skiing: Where To Get Your Snow Fix

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With the majority of the world’s ski areas now closed (or just about to), it’s tempting to call it a day and succumb to summer activities like hiking and biking. But die-hard snowsports fans know that’s not necessarily true, and… Read More →

#ItsAllYours Promotes Winter & Summer Fun on the National Forests

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In March 1915, just over 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act that would eventually shape how and where we ski in the United States. Known as the Term Occupancy Act, or the Occupancy Permits Act of 1915,… Read More →

Ski Fashion Throughout the Years: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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Editor’s Note: This post was written by Nicole Roosien, Creative Director at GetOutfitted – a web-service that rents ski apparel & accessories online and delivers directly to your destination.  Some 22,000 years ago, the Cro-Magnon man (an ancient homo sapien) strapped… Read More →

Q&A with Andy Wirth: Base-To-Base Gondola To Connect Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows

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The corporate owner of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts announced an agreement today with private landowner Troy Caldwell that will likely connect the two California ski areas. Pending local government and U.S. Forest Service approval, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings plans to build a… Read More →

3 Tips For Finishing The Ski Season Strong & Staying Sharp for Next Season

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There’s no denying it – the end of the season is here. Ski season always seems too short and we risk losing skill over the summer. This year, try something different. Instead of winding down at the end of the… Read More →

Announcing Liftopia’s #PlayHookyGoSki Photo Contest Winners!

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In honor of last month’s 4th Annual National Play Hooky and Ski Week, we asked you to share the best photos of you ditching your weekday grind to head to the mountains. And, man, did you guys blow us away!… Read More →

9 Ski Resort Bloody Marys To Try

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Ah, the Bloody Mary: that spicy, savory, tomato juice-based, vodka-laced drink that is enjoyed with such relish (literal and figurative relish) during brunch, on a ski break or as a hangover remedy. Few “classic” cocktails have as colorful past as… Read More →