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Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

by Eric Wagnon

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 18, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s… 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 →

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 →

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 →

4 Ways To Explore Like a Free Spirit This Summer

4 Ways To Explore Like a Free Spirit This Summer

by Sarah Woods

Travelling as the free spirit that I am has afforded me wonderful experiences – both in mountains and in cities. From meeting a handsome mountain man un-expectedly (he was riding a horse, I might add), to an impromptu afternoon pub… Read More →

Beginner’s Guide To Downhill Mountain Biking

Beginner’s Guide To Downhill Mountain Biking

by Katie Levy

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 where… Read More →

Introduction To Backpacking & Camping With Kids

Introduction To Backpacking & Camping With Kids

by Alyssa Erickson

Circumnavigating the Mont Blanc Massif via the Haute Route. Havasupai. Cirque of the Towers. The Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. We dream of taking our kids to these places, not when they are teenagers or young adults. But now, when they… Read More →

Your End of Ski Season Checklist

Your End of Ski Season Checklist

by Mark Crone

If you’re an avid skier like me, you look forward to the start of ski season – and dread the end of this ski season. When it’s late in the season and the snow is rapidly melting, the eternal optimist… 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 →

Injury Prevention Advice From Ski Team Doctor

Injury Prevention Advice From Ski Team Doctor

by Eric Wagnon

As U.S. Freestyle Ski Team physician, Dr. David Goltz sees his share of ski injuries. For the team’s mogul skiers, the biggest nemesis is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee. On the aerials side of the team,… Read More →