In the spring of 2010, I joined the Liftopia team as an Operations Associate. A San Francisco native and city girl at heart, my experience on the slopes has been non-existent as I have only been on the slopes twice in my entire life. Last season, I put on a brave face and took my first snowboarding at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Resort – the experience was amazing! My biggest motivator this upcoming season is to keep up with my twelve year old daughter, who learned how to ski at the age of nine (crossing my fingers that she doesn’t “unfriend” me on Facebook out of sheer embarrassment at my attempt to improve my snowboarding skills).
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Cheap and Easy Condo Eating

Imagine spending a great day on the slopes with your better half and the lovely kiddies. The snow was perfect and everyone had a wonderful time but now you’re back at the condo and the kids are telling you in… Read More →

Favorite Drinking Games When Snowed In

Drinking games are probably the best past time when you’re snowed in, when the roads are closed, or when the winds make it seem like you’re not in Kansas anymore. Why not join Ullr, the God of Snow, on his… Read More →

Top 10 Female Snowboarders Changing the Industry

When I was a young girl, one of my favorite movies was Terminator 2: Judgement Day, not because of Eddie Furlong (yes, he looked quite dreamy back in day) but because of one of the other main characters: Sarah Connor…. Read More →

Beginner’s Perspective: A Guide to Ski Lingo

Okay, newbies, let’s go down the check list of ski essentials. Lift ticket. Check. Equipment. Check. Apparel. Check. Ski Lingo. What’s that?! An important element in the ski world is understanding the standard vocabulary that makes this sport very special…. Read More →

Tips For Keeping Up with Your Kids on the Slopes

The family that skis together stays together, right? There are some great benefits to skiing or riding with your kids – keeping fit and healthy, getting fresh air, and having some awesome bonding time. They are always full of energy… Read More →

Liftopia Volunteer Day

I had the good fortune to organize Liftopia Volunteer Day last month. At Liftopia, not only are we focused on scoring you great deals on lift tickets and mountain activities (and hitting the slopes ourselves), but we also want to… Read More →

Liftopia’s Top 5 Family-Friendly Mountain Resorts

Even the most seasoned skiers often stress out about trips to the slopes when it involves the entire family. You try and accommodate everyone, and end up pleasing no one. Is there enough beginner terrain for the kids, and still… Read More →