Breathing While Skiing — Sleep Apnea and CPAP, Altitude and Me

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Breathing While Skiing — Sleep Apnea and CPAP, Altitude and Me

I’m a ski journalist — writer, filmer, editor — so it’s serious business when I have a skiing-related problem. Three winters ago, I had one, a big one. Here’s what I wrote about it then: Aging worsens the effects of… Read More →

How To Know You’re Ready for Boxes and Rails

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How To Know You’re Ready for Boxes and Rails

Here’s a scenario: You’re a solid intermediate skier or snowboarder. You ride most of the mountain and you’re feeling good about it.  Still, you keep thinking about the terrain park. You ride the lift over it. You ski by it…. Read More →

5 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For Skiers & Snowboarders

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5 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For Skiers & Snowboarders

Update: This blog post was originally published in November 2017. It was updated in November 2019 to include information most relevant to 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. At Liftopia, we love a good deal. If you’re on the… Read More →

20 Best Single-Day Deals on Liftopia.com Right Now

20 Best Single-Day Deals on Liftopia.com Right Now

You’ve seen the snow reports. You might even have your gear prepped for your first day on the slopes. With many ski areas opening within the past couple weeks, you’re just about ready to rock. If you’re a deal-seeker, thrill-seeker,… Read More →

5 Tips to Maintain Your Snowboard This Season

5 Tips to Maintain Your Snowboard This Season

Snow goggles? Check. Dry gloves and boots? Check. Your Liftopia beanie? Check.  But how’s that snowboard doing? Think carefully about whether your snowboard has gotten some TLC since last season. Whether or not that’s the case, you’re going to want… Read More →

James Niehues Paints His Way to Ski Hall of Fame

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James Niehues Paints His Way to Ski Hall of Fame

Millions of skiers and boarders have not only seen this artist’s work, but they’ve used his artwork for a practical purpose. However, they may not know his name, because his signature is literally hidden in the trees. James Niehues has… Read More →

Next Level Skiing Podcast: Liftopia’s Evan Reece Explains Everything You’ve Wondered About Lift Ticket Prices

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Next Level Skiing Podcast: Liftopia’s Evan Reece Explains Everything You’ve Wondered About Lift Ticket Prices

Our co-founder and CEO Evan Reece recently joined the Next Level Skiing Podcast with Jason Blevins and Wagner Skis to discuss all things lift ticket related: from the reason Evan started Liftopia.com to how different lift ticket and season pass… Read More →

Why You Should Never Teach Your Loved Ones to Ski

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Why You Should Never Teach Your Loved Ones to Ski

The next time you think about volunteering to teach a friend or family member how to ski, remember this true story.  It was a snowy winter evening in the mountains of Colorado. We were sitting in a hotel hot tub… Read More →

10 Lesser Known Family-Friendly Ski Areas in North America

10 Lesser Known Family-Friendly Ski Areas in North America

Skiing with your buddies is always a blast. A weekend-long expedition of sick lines, craft beer and an overindulgence of calorie-laden foods. But a buddies trip can be unrealistic to pull off on a regular basis, especially when you have… Read More →

Top 5 Snow Tires for 2019-2020

Top 5 Snow Tires for 2019-2020

Update: This blog post was originally published in November 2011. It was updated in October 2019 to include information most relevant to the 2019-2020 snow season. The snow is starting to fall in parts of North America and full-on winter… Read More →