The Best Deals on Liftopia.com Across Every Region in the U.S.

by / liftopia, Ski & Snowboard, Travel
The Best Deals on Liftopia.com Across Every Region in the U.S.

It’s Wednesday, which means if you’re anything like us, you’re thinking about where to go skiing or riding this weekend.  To help you plan your trip, we rounded up the 48 best deals on Liftopia.com right now across every region… Read More →

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Outerwear

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Outerwear

Last week we offered up our 2020 buyer’s guide for skis and boots. Today: outerwear, or soft goods. Choosing the right jacket and pants to wear while skiing can be daunting. There are tons of brands producing a variety of… Read More →

How the Ski Industry Is — And Is Not — Dealing with Climate Change

by / Snow & Weather, The Industry
How the Ski Industry Is — And Is Not — Dealing with Climate Change

In the French Alps, they’re so desperately trying to save snow, they’re covering stored snow with wood chips. Hoping to stay alive, a Vermont cross-country ski area is experimenting with the same idea. In California, winters are shorter — and… Read More →

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Skis and Boots

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Skis and Boots

Every skier knows that a day on the slopes can be greatly affected by the type of gear you use. Choosing the right skis and boots are of the utmost importance especially when it comes to hard goods. Pick the… Read More →

8 Ski Areas in New Mexico You Can’t Miss

8 Ski Areas in New Mexico You Can’t Miss

We recently made the case for what makes skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico special. Some quick reasons? High elevation that means light, dry snow, powder that lasts for days, and a season that extends into March and April. Today,… Read More →

Innocents Abroad… Without a Stitch Part Three: Austria — Truth or Dare?

by / Europe, Travel
Innocents Abroad… Without a Stitch Part Three: Austria — Truth or Dare?

If you’ve read Liftopia of late, you’ll know the pleasures and the perils European spas hold for those Mark Twain deemed “Innocents Abroad,” also known as Americans. Americans like me. I’ve been au naturel in France and stark naked in… Read More →

Why Your Next Winter Trip Should Be to New Mexico

by / North America, Travel
Why Your Next Winter Trip Should Be to New Mexico

While there are many fantastic North American ski destinations, if you’re looking for a special winter trip, start with New Mexico.  The first ski trails in New Mexico were cut on Sandia Peak by the Albuquerque Ski Club in 1935…. Read More →

Innocents Abroad… Without a Stitch: Part Two: Switzerland — Nude or Screwed?

by / Europe, Travel
Innocents Abroad… Without a Stitch: Part Two: Switzerland — Nude or Screwed?

Bonjour, mes amis. Last time we met, we were in France, debating whether fecal flushing is a good thing, and even if it is, whether to undergo that particular spa offering. Then we examined the bigger question: Are health spas… Read More →

Truckee and Tahoe City: Under-appreciated Ski Towns?

by / North America, Travel
Truckee and Tahoe City: Under-appreciated Ski Towns?

The northern half of the Lake Tahoe area offers a wide range of choices for skiing and boarding with 11 resorts of at least 120 skiable acres. The California towns of Truckee and Tahoe City make logical home bases to… Read More →

Innocents Abroad… Without a Stitch: Part One: Spa Day in France

by / Europe, Lifestyle
Innocents Abroad… Without a Stitch: Part One: Spa Day in France

One of the pleasures — and the perils — of European skiing for innocents abroad, i.e. Americans like thee and me, doesn’t lie on the snowy slopes. It lurks in the spas at the foot of those slopes. What’s a… Read More →