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4 Skills Every Beginner Skier Should Master Before Moving On To Steeper Terrain

4 Skills Every Beginner Skier Should Master Before Moving On To Steeper Terrain

by Alyssa Erickson

As the ski season winds down, many of us are looking to “up our game” in terms of the terrain we can ski or ride. Spring is the perfect time for a beginner skier to take that next step toward… Read More →

How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Snowboarding?

How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Snowboarding?

by Rose Marie Cleese

What’s the cut-off age for starting to ski or snowboard? The answer is simple: you can take up—and keep—skiing or boarding at any age! You can never be too “over the hill.” It’s unanimous. Just as health experts have been… Read More →

What a Beginner Skier or Snowboarder Needs To Know: A Snowsports Glossary

What a Beginner Skier or Snowboarder Needs To Know: A Snowsports Glossary

by Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

New to skiing or snowboarding? Here is a glossary of terms to help you get familiar with everything you need to know before you head to the slopes. Jump To: When You Arrive In The Lodge & At The Base On The Mountain… Read More →

A Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide

A Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide

by Erika Wiggins

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 4, 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Before your first day of skiing or snowboarding, you have to get dressed up in something that makes you feel great…. 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 →

Gadgets To Help Teach Your Kids To Ski

Gadgets To Help Teach Your Kids To Ski

by Alyssa Erickson

Ever pass a parent on the bunny hill and wonder, “What on earth is hooked to their child’s skis?!” Nowadays, there are nearly as many variations of teaching a kid to ski as there are ski resorts in North America…. Read More →

10 Reasons Why You Need To Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort This Winter

10 Reasons Why You Need To Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort This Winter

by Eric Wagnon

Between Wyoming’s Tetons and the Gros Ventre mountain ranges sits Jackson Hole, a valley that is 15 miles wide and 80 miles long. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is situated on the Tetons side, about 12 miles from the main town… Read More →

10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

by Kristen Lummis

Editor’s Note: This summer, lift-served mountain bike lift tickets and packages from resorts across North America will be available on Liftopia.com for the first time. Check out our FAQs to learn more about lift-served mountain biking, how it works and… Read More →

5 Lessons We Learned As a Family On The Slopes This Season

5 Lessons We Learned As a Family On The Slopes This Season

by Alyssa Erickson

My son stumbled out of his bedroom. Always the earliest riser, he was all dressed to ski. But we hadn’t eaten breakfast. And his sisters were still asleep. Outside the sun shone brightly—the high that day was 69 degrees. We… Read More →

4 Tips For Skiing Over 50

4 Tips For Skiing Over 50

by Mark Crone

I started skiing at the age of 6 and I’m now well above 50. My first boots had laces; my skis had screw-in edges and ski straps; my poles had leather strap baskets. A lot has changed since then –… Read More →