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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 →

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 →

Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

by Patrick Thorne

For those that crave the snow even when Winter is over – Fear not! Somewhere in the world, at almost any time of the day, a snowy slope is open for your skiing or boarding pleasure. Today, there are more… Read More →

Sustainable Slopes: 5 Ski Areas Driving Their Power Use Downhill

Sustainable Slopes: 5 Ski Areas Driving Their Power Use Downhill

by Dave Belin

It’s obvious: snowboarding and skiing require cold temperatures for the snow that we all love to slide on, whether that snow falls from the sky or from snowmaking guns. Climate change and the possibility of warmer temperatures in certain locations… Read More →

Utah’s New Cherry Peak Resort Opens Dec. 2015

Utah’s New Cherry Peak Resort Opens Dec. 2015

by Eric Wagnon

Brand-new ski resorts are rare commodities these days. The opening of Cherry Peak Resort this ski season marks the first such unveiling in Utah since Deer Valley in 1981. (Eagle Point Resort in 2010 was a resurrection of a closed… Read More →

Top 7 Jobs For The Modern Day Ski Bum

Top 7 Jobs For The Modern Day Ski Bum

by Heather Balogh

The era of the all-play-and-no-work ski bum has passed. Life is too darn expensive, and everyone needs to make some cash. That said, it is still possible to surround yourself with your favorite sport {ahem! skiing!} while still earning enough… Read More →

4 Non-Profit Ski Areas in the U.S.

4 Non-Profit Ski Areas in the U.S.

by Dave Belin

Operating a ski area is a very tough business – fickle weather, high capital costs, energy and water expenses for snowmaking, and competition for customers are just a few of the challenges ski areas face in order to turn a… Read More →

New For 2015/16: Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements

New For 2015/16: Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements

by Dave Belin

Remember the feeling of anticipation on Christmas morning? Or on your 16th birthday? You could hardly wait for the big day and the opportunity to rip open your presents. For skiers and riders, the summer is a long buildup to… Read More →

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

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 →