I started riding a little over a season ago on the slopes of Loveland Ski Area in Colorado and instantly fell in love. I've always joked that I'm married to rock climbing but snowboarding is my mistress. In reality I'm down for whatever, whenever, wherever, as long as it's an adventure. I've just recently bought a van and can't wait to start living the #VanLife full time. You can find all the rad stuff I write about on my website (LowGravityAscents.com), be highly entertained on Twitter: @LowGravityAscnt, and check out my amateur photo skills on Instagram: @LowGravityAscents. Come for the mystery and intrigue, stay for the stoke.

Trailers: Watch the Top New Ski Movies of 2015

It’s finally ski season! For the lucky few, a handful of resorts have started to open. But for the rest of us, it’s close! Oh so close! And what better way to build some stoke than watching the rippers in… Read More →

Pimp Your Adventure Van: How To Choose Your Ride

I have bad news. It’s something we all know, but it’s something none of us want to face. Winter is over. (Well, for the vast majority of us.) And now I have good news. You can F I N A… Read More →

More Snowsports: 7 Alternative Ways Down the Mountain

The thought of getting down the mountain with anything other than a set of skis or a snowboard may seem blasphemous to you, but believe it or not, there are other ways! And, some of them can be quite fun!… Read More →

Create Your Breakthrough: Tips On Progressing On The Slopes

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month, but rather than detailing a specific how-to do a specific skill, I wanted to try something different. I crowdsourced a simple one-question, one-answer on social media about how people learned the one… Read More →

A Brief History of Snowboarding

In my past articles for Liftopia, I’ve made reference to being fairly new to the sport of snowboarding. As such, I’ve been so engulfed in bettering myself and riding as many days as possible, that I have not stopped to… Read More →

How to Stay Warm on the Slopes: Baselayers

Because you know I’m all about that base, ‘bout that base, base-layer. That was horribly cheesy, but for real, let’s talk about baselayers. Even when it’s warm out and I see people skiing in hoodies (or late spring when guys… Read More →

Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

Despite the name of this influential snowboarding technology, no magnets are actually used in the making of magne-traction edges. Which is sort of a bummer because then we might be a little bit closer to those hover boards in Back… Read More →

Get Better Every Time: Tips On Progressing On The Slopes

The title of this post is pretty incredulous, isn’t it? How in the world can someone expect to get better at something every single time they do it? Skiing and snowboarding is so hugely complex, how can you possibly measure… Read More →

Lean To Ski Or Ride at Age 30 & Beyond

Learn to Ski or Ride at Age 30 & Beyond

I’ve always been somewhat of a late bloomer. It wreaked havoc on my professional football career: I was 5’3 and 98 lbs as a freshman in high school. Nevertheless, I didn’t let that get me down. It took a little… Read More →