Katie joined the Liftopia team in September 2012 to take charge of the brand's strategic social development, content creation, and community and blog management. Prior to Liftopia, Katie worked at Likeable Media and managed the content creation and communities for 10+ brands, including Visit Salt Lake, Logitech, Restaurant.com, Things Remembered, and more. She's a native New Yorker who graduated from Boston College with degrees in International Studies and French. She's passionate about social media and all things food, and you can usually find her talking about traveling, photography or cooking. Katie grew up snowboarding at Tuxedo Ridge in NY and skied for the first time at Alta during the 2011/2012 season. Connect with her on Twitter @kmkearsey.

7 Benefits of Playing Hooky and Skiing

In case you haven’t heard, the 5th Annual National Play Hooky & Ski Week is fast approaching. Grab your family, friends and (trusted) co-workers and ditch school, work or your other obligations to hit the slopes from March 7-11, 2016. In… Read More →

Advance Purchase Lift Ticket Deals for MLK Weekend 2015

The long weekend is so close, we can taste it!  Take advantage of the extra day off and head to the mountains.  We’ve got tons of great advance purchase lift ticket deals across the U.S. and Canada for MLK weekend…. Read More →

More Ticket Options on Liftopia = More Flexibility on the Slopes

You spoke.  We listened. We surveyed 10,000 Liftopia customers last spring, and you told us you wanted more flexible lift ticket options. We worked hard all summer, and we’re excited to introduce Value, Value Plus and Flexible tickets!  These new… Read More →

Olympic Coach Tom Steitz

10 Minutes with Olympic Coach Tom Steitz: Winning Strategies on the Slopes and in Boardrooms

When the U.S. Olympic team entered Fisht Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Olympic Silver medalist and World Champion, Todd Lodwick, who is competing in a record-setting 6th Winter Games, carried the American flag. Photo credit- Financial Times… Read More →

Photo credit: Scott Markewitz

Parker Cook: Q&A and Athlete Profile

We had the chance to speak to Parker Cook, pro skier who also operates his own custom furniture company, Parker Cook Design . From the gnarliest things he’s done on skis to his process of designing a piece of furniture, here’s what we… Read More →

Rebecca J. Munsterer

Q&A: Rebecca J. Munsterer, author of The Little Rippers

When and where did you come up with the idea for The Little Rippers? I was skiing with my father at Sugarbush in Vermont. We looked around the slopes and realized that we were surrounded by skiing kids. They were… Read More →

Titus Mountain Family Ski Center Sweetens The Pot!

As winter turns to spring, most North American ski resorts seek creative ways to keep visitors coming to their mountains.  Titus Mountain Family Ski Center, located in northern New York State, is no exception.  For inspiration, they only needed to… Read More →

Todd Ligare: Athlete Profile and Q&A

The Basics When and where did you learn to ski?  Who did you learn with? I started skiing when I was three in Park City, Utah.  My mom and dad were responsible for getting the ball rolling, but I also… Read More →

Alice McKennis crushing it. Photo Credit: Durango Herald.

Alice McKennis: Athlete Profile and Q&A

We had the chance to speak with Alice McKennis, World Cup alpine ski racer specializing in downhill & super G.  Alice snagged her first World Cup downhill victory last Winter, shortly before shattering one of her leg’s tibial plateau into 30+… Read More →

Athlete Profile: Q&A with JP Auclair

JP Auclair is a Canadian freestyle skier and a co-founder of Armada Skis (helping to design the popular J.J. with Regnier) and Alpine Initiatives, a non-profit organization that aids in humanitarian efforts.  His segment in Sherpas Cinema’s 2011 release All.I.Can. redefined… Read More →