Should I Teach My Kids To Ski Myself?


You love to ski. You shell out money for childcare, call in favors from family, and miss your fair share of powder days because you now dwell in parent land. But now your kid is older, maybe it is time… Read More →

Breakfasts of Champions: 12 Places to Fill Your Tank Before Hitting The Slopes


Just about anyone who has experienced the joy of a full ski day has probably at least heard of the term “après-ski.”* However, you might not have heard of “avant-ski.” What is avant-ski, you might ask? It’s the process that… Read More →

What’s The Difference Between Fresh, Packed & Machine Made Snow?


Skiers and snowboarders have many words to describe the different types of snow on the hill – blower pow, mashed potatoes, boiler plate, breakable crust, hero snow, and crud (among others). But what’s actually happening with the snow in these… Read More →

Ski Stats: The Longest Vertical Drops in the Universe


Generally speaking, the bigger a ski resort’s vertical, the longer the runs that you can ski from the top. For those that love the feeling of skiing or riding for as long as possible, we’ve rounded up the longest vertical… Read More →

2 Ways To Save on Lift Tickets For Your 3-Day Weekend

by / liftopia, More Snowsports, Ski, Snowboard

Long weekends, like MLK and Presidents’ Day, are traditionally big ski weekends. Not only do the holidays guarantee you an extra day on the slopes, but it’s also when the season is in high gear and when Mother Nature starts… Read More →

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!


January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard month, and as a way 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… Read More →

Backcountry Skiing: The Newest in Alpine Touring Gear


Editor’s Note: Backcountry skiing can be extremely dangerous, and we don’t recommend going out of bounds until you’ve had the proper training and experience with guides. The newest stat of a skier and rider’s DNA is the ratio of one’s lift-served… Read More →

North America’s Favorite Resorts for Powder Skiing & Riding


Powder. You either love or you hate it. And while I can’t say I understand the haters, I do commiserate with those who spend the winter tracking storms, cancelling work, jettisoning class and driving overnight to score fresh snow. According… Read More →

5 Exercises Every Snowboarder Should be Doing & Why


Whether you’re new to snowboarding or a seasoned pro, working on your fitness off the slopes is essential to being able to ride safely and enjoyably. Snowboarding requires strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, balance, and a number of other skills you… Read More →

Winter Storm Goliath Pummeling East Coast, Up to 2 Feet Expected

by / liftopia, Snow & Weather

Winter is back on the East Coast of the United States! Winter Storm Goliath is living up to its name and delivering snow from western New York to eastern Maine today. Widespread snowfall is in the forecast with some ski… Read More →