Kate joined Liftopia in the summer of 2010 to manage the development of incremental, yield-optimized ski resort partner relationships. Kate joined Liftopia from Yahoo! where she managed Product Marketing for various Yahoo! properties including the Yahoo! homepage. Prior to Yahoo!, Kate worked for Telluride Mountain Resort for four years in management, sales and marketing. She also held positions with Abercrombie and Kent Destination Clubs and Epiphany Clubs in Telluride. Kate attended the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and received a degree in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Dartmouth College. A native of Connecticut, Kate learned to ski at Mt. Snow, Woodbury and Mt. Southington.
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Best Chairlift Pick Up Lines: Cupid on Skis

Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air.  What more does a single skier or snowboarder want than to find that special someone who also loves sliding on snow? Knowing that, I can’t think of a better place… Read More →

5 Independent Ski Brands You Should Know About

I grew up skiing in the east, Vermont to be exact, so I was a Rossi girl.  I became a Völkl girl I went to college in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, minutes from the Völkl US headquarters in Lebanon,… Read More →

Indoor Skiing: Top Five Spots

Part of what I love most about skiing is breathing in the crisp winter air, taking in the scenery and enjoying a day outside in the mountains. But, in locations where the climate is uncooperative (e.g. the desert), or the… Read More →

Bird is the Word: a Heliskiing Primer

Since I work for a company that sells lift tickets, I feel a bit traitorous writing about my recent experience helicopter skiing in Alaska…but since it was one of the best ski experiences I’ve ever had, I figured I’d risk… Read More →

Top 5 Night Skiing Spots

Why stop shredding the slopes when the sun goes down? At many resorts around the globe you can ski for more than 12 hours a day and well into evening hours.  At night you can avoid the crowds, find cheaper… Read More →

Top 5 Backcountry Spots in the Lower 48

Considering I work at Liftopia and spend my days thinking about how we can get people to buy more lift tickets, sharing the best non-lift-served terrain in the lower 48 might seem a bit odd.  But we are equal opportunity… Read More →

King of the Hill — Rent Your Own Mountain

Over the last five seasons, Liftopia has continued to grow and evolve its offerings.  We started out with just seven resort partners and have grown the ranks to over 150, and will hopefully have north of 200 by the end… Read More →

Reports from the Road, Summer Edition

You may be wondering what us Liftopians could possibly be doing during the summer. Hitting the beach and waiting for it to snow we are not.  Actually, we probably work harder during the summer months than any other time of… Read More →