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2014-15 Ski Industry Statistics & Trends: Facts, Stats & Skier Visits

by Dave Belin

So how was your season? Maybe you skied more days than last year, or maybe not. Did you try a new resort this year, or just stick close to home? Did you buy a season pass or get day ticket?… Read More →

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The Need for Speed (On Snow): Fastest Speed Skiing Records

by Patrick Thorne

Last month, a new world record was set for the fastest ever descent on a pair of skis. The 35 year old Italian racer, Simone Origone, broke his own world record for a second time, clocking in at 252.632 kilometres… Read More →

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The Evolution of Skier Slang — A Highly Academic Discussion on the Anthropological Implications of Chairlift Linguistics

by Annie Agle

From its inception, skiing has been a sport that appeals to counter-culturists and, like any tribal demographic, it exhibits its exclusivity through the invention of a distinct colloquial jargon. Which is to say, skiing has always had its own lingo…. Read More →

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Secretos Develados: 10 Skier Tips on Spain’s Biggest Secret Stash

by Troy Hawks

When you arrive at this place it feels like you’ve been let in on a secret. You’re a hobbit holding a key, and a single ray of sunshine reveals the hidden door. Behind it lies a Utopian-esque snow globe packed… Read More →

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VIDEO: A Day On The Slopes With Liftopia

by Steph Wells

What do you love about skiing or riding? Aside from plowing through fresh powder and speeding down the steeps, here at Liftopia, our favorite things about being on the mountain are the moments you spend with your friends and family. Laughing,… Read More →

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5 More Common Myths About Skiing

by Eric Wagnon

Whether it’s with friends or sharing with strangers, chairlift rides give skiers plenty of time to chat. Some of the comments you’ll hear may be helpful like where the good snow is that afternoon. Other times, you may hear some… Read More →

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5 Common Myths About Skiing

by Eric Wagnon

We’ve demystified the following 5 myths about skiing: 1. Moguls always make skiing harder. Ski resorts spend millions each year catering to skiers’ fear of moguls. Grooming snowcats smooth out thousands of trails each night. However, with a little knowledge… Read More →

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5 Most Helpful Tips For Beginner Skiers & Riders

by Mark Crone

As a Ski Patroller, I love seeing more people coming out to enjoy the slopes as “first timers” and beginner skiers/riders. The following points are really not as much tips as they are the basics: 1. First Time Ever? Pick… Read More →

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Riding & Skiing Etiquette: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Slopes

by Erika Wiggins

When you’re a new skier you might act like a jerk without meaning to be rude. You simply may not know the etiquette and rules of the slopes. When you begin skiing, you’ll see signs telling you to follow the… Read More →

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5 Life Advice Tips for Ski Bums

by Annie Agle

So, you’ve decided to forgo the 9-5 hamster wheel in favor of bell-to-bell shredding. Good on you! But, there are a few aspects of real life you should not avoid. By all means, spend your nights on the couches of… Read More →