On Set: Ski Resorts Where Popular Movies Were Filmed

by / Lifestyle, Ski & Snowboard
On Set: Ski Resorts Where Popular Movies Were Filmed

An ever-growing number of famous films have used ski resorts for their sets.  Sometimes the movies are so big the resorts never forget their time in the spotlight and stage annual festivals or even build permanent exhibitions themed on the… Read More →

Deepest Snow in Southwest then Northwest

by / liftopia
Deepest Snow in Southwest then Northwest

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com by Joel Gratz Summary Snow totals on Thursday and Friday will be 15-30 inches in Arizona and southern Colorado, then storms will take aim on the northwest later this weekend and early next week…. Read More →

The Biggest Verticals in North America 2019

by / Guides, liftopia
The Biggest Verticals in North America 2019

Is size everything? Well in skiing and snowboarding terms, maybe yes, maybe no.  The great thing about offering a huge vertical is that when you get to the top it’s a long. Long way down before you need to get… Read More →

10 Scenic North American Ski Runs

by / Guides, liftopia
10 Scenic North American Ski Runs

Fantastic scenery is one of the best assets for the sports of skiing and snowboarding. The immediate feeling of coming down the mountain may be exhilarating, but the scenic beauty lasts even longer through photographs. North America has literally thousands… Read More →

Western US Will Be Deep Through the Weekend

by / liftopia, Snow & Weather
Western US Will Be Deep Through the Weekend

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com written by Joel Gratz. Summary The storm train continues to roll through the western United States with storms on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday bringing FEET of snow to many mountains. Short Term Forecast Forecast… Read More →

Where to Dine and Stay Near Midwest Ski and Snowboard Resorts

by / Guides, liftopia
Where to Dine and Stay Near Midwest Ski and Snowboard Resorts

Skiing and snowboarding work up an appetite, no doubt about it. And unless you’re a local, you’re also going to need a place to bunk overnight so you can hit the slopes refreshed in the morning. Here’s a list of… Read More →

A How-to Guide on Skiing Powder

by / Guides, liftopia, Ski, Ski & Snowboard
A How-to Guide on Skiing Powder

Imagine this: you’re on vacation at a terrific ski resort. You wake up in the morning, look out the window, and see white, white, and more white dumping down from the sky. It’s a powder day! Do you: Say, “Ugh,… Read More →

Blower Pow for Utah and Colorado

by / liftopia, Snow & Weather
Blower Pow for Utah and Colorado

This article originally appeared on Opensnow.com written by Powderchaser Steve. Update The chase yesterday took me to Squaw Valley where over 57 inches of blower pow (Cold storm) was awaiting my first KT 22 chair!  The sky went bluebird by… Read More →

Slopeside Suds: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Brew After a Day on the Slopes

by / Guides, Lifestyle, liftopia
Slopeside Suds: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Brew After a Day on the Slopes

Have you noticed? Some of life’s best experiences occur because of shared interests. You like to snowboard? So do I! You like beer? So do I! You like to drink a beer after ripping that six inches of fresh pow… Read More →

Atmospheric River Hits the West. Snow Incoming!

by / Snow & Weather
Atmospheric River Hits the West. Snow Incoming!

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com by Powderchase Steve. Summary Models have come in stronger with the Sierra storm this weekend and early next week with 3-5 feet likely for mid elevations by Monday.  5-7 feet may fall at the… Read More →