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Vermont’s Stowe To Be Bought By Vail Resorts For $50 Million

Vermont’s Stowe To Be Bought By Vail Resorts For $50 Million

by liftopia

Colorado-based Vail Resorts announced today that it entered an agreement to acquire Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort from the Mount Mansfield Company for $50 million. The deal has Vail Resorts acquiring all of the assets related to the mountain operations at… Read More →

Win Prizes: January Is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

Win Prizes: January Is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

by liftopia

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard month! 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 a go. If you, yourself, are… Read More →

Last minute lift tickets now available on Liftopia.com!

Last minute lift tickets now available on Liftopia.com!

by liftopia

Over the last 10 years, Liftopia has helped customers find great prices for lift tickets in exchange for committing to ski dates in advance. Because many customers have told us that they would also love access to lift tickets last… Read More →

8 Tips To Avoid Crowds During the Holidays

8 Tips To Avoid Crowds During the Holidays

by Katie Coakley

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 13, 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. There are few experiences as magical as spending the holidays at a ski resort—fresh snow blanketing the ground, family and friends… Read More →

What Was It Like To Go Skiing 50 Years Ago?

What Was It Like To Go Skiing 50 Years Ago?

by Rose Marie Cleese

Hey, you young’uns (i.e., skiers and boarders under 50), if you were to be plopped down in the middle of a ski slope in 1966, you’d find yourself in a strange and unfamiliar land—from the snow to the skiing techniques… Read More →

What are the NEWEST ski areas in the U.S.?

What are the NEWEST ski areas in the U.S.?

by Eric Wagnon

Brand-new ski areas became a rarity after about 1980. However, a few terrain-park only facilities have been popping up recent years such as the Liberty Snowflex Centre in Virginia that has an artificial surface rather than snow. That leaves just… Read More →

10 Things You Should Know Before Moving To A Ski Town

10 Things You Should Know Before Moving To A Ski Town

by Katie Coakley

In the summer of 2002, I needed a change. I was working in a big city in a job that I loved but made me cry almost daily. I wanted something different, something completely unlike what I was doing. So… Read More →

How To Become A Ski Patroller: Year-Round Training

How To Become A Ski Patroller: Year-Round Training

by Mark Crone

As the weather begins to turn and temperatures drop, the skiers and snowboarders out there are starting to think about the upcoming season. You’re thinking about getting that seasons’ pass; buying some new skis and/or planning a winter vacation. If… Read More →

Ski Resort Opening Dates For 2016-17

Ski Resort Opening Dates For 2016-17

by Arielle Gordon-Rowe

The lifts haven’t even started spinning, and Instagram newsfeeds are already inundated with footage of skiers out there getting sendy. Skiers at Stowe dodge rocks to cruise through a dusting from last weekend’s eleven inch storm. Folks in Mammoth are… Read More →

What are the oldest ski areas in the U.S.?

What are the oldest ski areas in the U.S.?

by Eric Wagnon

Defining the oldest U.S. ski areas can be a little challenging. The sport’s pioneers would often just gather to trudge up a local hill and then slide down. They were too busy skiing to write down when they first gathered…. Read More →