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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 →

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

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 →

Ski Safety: Tips To Protect Skiers & Riders On The Slopes

Ski Safety: Tips To Protect Skiers & Riders On The Slopes

by Dave Belin

Why do we love to snowboard and ski? That’s a silly question with an easy answer: because it’s fun. A significant contributor to the fun of downhill snowsports is the sensation of sliding down the hill, in control but at speeds… Read More →

7 New Year’s Resolutions For Skiers & Riders

7 New Year’s Resolutions For Skiers & Riders

by Erika Wiggins

2015 is officially here! If you’re still flip-flopping between resolutions or finding that some are way too hard to stick to, go ahead and trade out those boring New Year’s resolutions for something a little more fun! Here’s a list of seven… Read More →

How To Become A Ski Patroller

How To Become A Ski Patroller

by Mark Crone

The very quick and easy answer to the above title is—Contact your local ski patrol to get more information on how to become a ski patroller. The longer answer starts with the following question… Do you have what it takes… Read More →

The ABC’s of Avoiding ACL Injuries While Skiing

The ABC’s of Avoiding ACL Injuries While Skiing

by Eric Wagnon

Back in the day, skiers had to worry about breaking a leg out on the slopes, but better bindings technology has now made leg fractures from skiing fairly rare. Unfortunately, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the new ski injury… Read More →

Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

by Kristen Lummis

Remember spring? It was only a few months ago. Maybe you were still skiing in April and May, or maybe your season had ended, but here at Liftopia, we offered you some advice, gently suggesting that you wax and tune… Read More →

10 Minutes with Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year, Jake Ziemski

10 Minutes with Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year, Jake Ziemski

by Kristen Lummis

There are a lot of ski patrollers in Colorado. With 26 resorts, and tens of thousands of skiable acres in the state, it takes a lot of professionals in red coats to keep everyone safe. Each year, Colorado Ski Country… Read More →

Making Observations in the Backcountry – Listen to Your Mom

Making Observations in the Backcountry – Listen to Your Mom

by Mike Soucy

Editor’s Note: Backcountry skiing is extremely dangerous! The advice contained in this article is one expert skier’s opinion, and we don’t recommend going out of bounds until you’ve had the proper training and experience with guides. When we choose to… Read More →

A Rider’s Guide to Avalanche Safety

A Rider’s Guide to Avalanche Safety

by Sierra Avalanche Center

It’s been a great morning of powder skiing at your favorite resort and the area is mostly tracked up. Your friend who skis at this resort all the time knows some “Sidecountry” terrain that is all fresh powder. He says… Read More →