How Is Snow Made? The Science Behind Snowmaking

How Is Snow Made? The Science Behind Snowmaking

When it started snowing last week at several Colorado ski resorts, there were few clouds in the sky and no natural precipitation in sight. The forecast was for sun.  But the weather was perfect — for snowmaking.  Making snow is… Read More →

Our Favorite Times to Wear a Hip Pack

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Our Favorite Times to Wear a Hip Pack

Call it whatever you want: the fanny pack, waist bag, belt bag, or if you’re in the UK, bum pack. But here at Liftopia, we’re rocking hip packs. And we aren’t the only ones. This beloved 80s and 90s pouch… Read More →

Introducing Liftopia Essentials: Curated Gear For Every (Aspiring) Ski Bum

by / Clothing and Gear, liftopia
Introducing Liftopia Essentials: Curated Gear For Every (Aspiring) Ski Bum

When we’re not breathing in the fresh mountain air, we live and breathe Liftopia and mountain life culture. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to our gear and accessories, we’re picky about what we buy and from whom… Read More →

Vote in Our Liftopia Locals Contest for a Chance to Win

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Vote in Our Liftopia Locals Contest for a Chance to Win

In July, we asked the Liftopia community to share their favorite photos and stories of their mountain town in an Instagram contest. We wanted to know: What made you come for the winter… and stay for the summer? Based on… Read More →

Ideas for Free Summer Family Fun at Ski Resorts

by / Guides, Outdoors, Summer
Ideas for Free Summer Family Fun at Ski Resorts

Ah, summer! Long warm days and life at a slower pace; doesn’t it sound great? It does, until the days get hot and the kids get bored. Rather than getting grouchy or obsessively counting the days until school begin, get… Read More →

Career in the Ski Industry? It’s More Attainable Than You Think

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Career in the Ski Industry? It’s More Attainable Than You Think

Editors Note: A big thank you to Natalie Ooi, Program Director, Ski Area Management Program, Colorado State University Coming off one of the best winter seasons that North America has experienced in recent years, some of you may be thinking,… Read More →

Summer Apres-Everything Gear

by / Clothing and Gear, Guides
Summer Apres-Everything Gear

With the weather warming many of us are lamenting the end of our favorite season, ski season. It’s simply the best time of year and the end can be unbearable. No more schussing down slopes care free with the wind… Read More →

Downhill Mountain Biking for Everyone

by / Cycle, Guides, liftopia
Downhill Mountain Biking for Everyone

The first time I saw a “dirt is the new snow” t-shirt, my family and I were checking in at Winter Park’s Trestle Bike Park to try downhill biking. Experienced mountain bikers, we thought we’d be coasting downhill all day,… Read More →

#LiftopiaLocals – Shining a Light on Mountain Communities in the Summer

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#LiftopiaLocals – Shining a Light on Mountain Communities in the Summer

In the 14 years that Liftopia has been around, we’ve sent millions of people to ski areas in the winter time. Along the way, we’ve spent countless hours flying, driving (even “train-ing”) from mountain town to mountain town, and have… Read More →

Where to Ski on the 4th of July

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Where to Ski on the 4th of July

Summer is in full swing and in the United States, people are in preparation for the 4th of July. Now, when one thinks of America’s birthday, we tend to skew towards hot dogs, BBQ, fireworks and sunshine on the lake,… Read More →