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 →

Natural Snow Not Required. Summer Skiing in North America

Natural Snow Not Required. Summer Skiing in North America

As I sit here typing, it’s snowing. I-70 was intermittently closed yesterday. Arapahoe Basin is reporting powder conditions on a 79” base and just days ago, the iconic Mammoth Mountain sign was buried in a late spring blizzard. If there… Read More →

Ski Towns that Rock During the Summer

Ski Towns that Rock During the Summer

There are few things that tug at a snow lover’s heartstrings as much as watching the last lift chair slowly stop moving, swaying gently in the sunshine as the ski resort closes for the season. For many, it’s a gut-wrenching… Read More →

An Apres Guide to Mountain Town Distilleries

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An Apres Guide to Mountain Town Distilleries

Drinking and skiing have been long time pals ever since the French first uttered the phrase apres-ski many many years ago. Forever linked, these two past times work exceptionally well together with the cocktails providing a welcoming social activity to… Read More →

Why Stop Now? The Lowdown on the Upcoming 2019 Ski Season in the Southern Hemisphere

Why Stop Now? The Lowdown on the Upcoming 2019 Ski Season in the Southern Hemisphere

When we think of skiing in the southern hemisphere we often think of South America or possibly New Zealand. However, there are actually six countries on three continents south of the equator (assuming the globe makers have the world the… Read More →

Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

We’ve all heard the reports: Squaw and Mammoth have announced they’ll be open through Independence Day, Breckenridge through Memorial Day. With the record snowfalls in the west, it wouldn’t be surprising if more were to follow suit. Buy Lift Tickets… Read More →

Top 5 Tips for Spring/Summer Skiing

Top 5 Tips for Spring/Summer Skiing

More ski areas are open in North America this spring and summer after some huge winter snowfalls left deep bases which in some cases may well still be there when next winter rolls around. Among the resorts staying open at… Read More →

Recapping the Family Ski Season, Setting Goals for Next Winter and Building Special Memories

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Recapping the Family Ski Season, Setting Goals for Next Winter and Building Special Memories

We often joke that when we’re not skiing, our family is talking about skiing. We suspect we’re not the only ones. With the end of the North American ski season upon us, here are some ideas to keep your family… Read More →