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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 →

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 →

Skiing With The Rich & The Famous: Celebrity Sightings On The Slopes

Skiing With The Rich & The Famous: Celebrity Sightings On The Slopes

by Patrick Thorne

If you ever become rich and famous, there are certain rules in life you must adhere to—it’s not all diamonds and champagne sadly. You must, for example, buy an expensive car, probably a beach house, and maybe a private jet…. Read More →

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

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 →

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

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 →

#ItsAllYours Promotes Winter & Summer Fun on the National Forests

#ItsAllYours Promotes Winter & Summer Fun on the National Forests

by Kristen Lummis

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

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

by Nicole Roosien

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 →

A Brief History of Snowboarding

A Brief History of Snowboarding

by David Sandel

In my past articles for Liftopia, I’ve made reference to being fairly new to the sport of snowboarding. As such, I’ve been so engulfed in bettering myself and riding as many days as possible, that I have not stopped to… Read More →