Waxing Your Skis/Snowboard (Or Not)

As skiers and snowboarders who regularly ride in resorts and in the backcountry, we aren’t looking to win races––but we are looking to have fun and squeeze every bit of performance out of our gear. We are simply looking for… Read More →

3 First Timer Tips From Ski Patrol

With winter well underway, you are either getting out and enjoying this winter wonderland OR you are hiding inside (and on the verge of cabin fever). If you are inside, why not get outside and enjoy winter? As a veteran… Read More →

5 Reasons Why You Should Plan A Ski Vacation To Europe

The glitz, glamour and après ski of the Alps is calling. And some of the great ski destinations of the world are calling – Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, and more. Liftopia: Buy Lift Tickets in Advance & Save A European… Read More →

5 Things All Skiers & Snowboarders Should Do Before The Ski Season Starts

Ski season is upon us! (For some, it’s already here.) If you haven’t started to prep for winter, it’s time to get cracking. Those who work in the ski/snow industry are already “knee deep” in pre-season preparations already. Ski Patrollers,… Read More →

3 Reasons Why Night Skiing Is Worth It

I’m a big fan of night skiing and have been for a long time. When I was a kid, living north of Toronto, I was a member at a little ski hill called “Uplands” (which still exists). A couple of… Read More →

7 Ways To Avoid Injury On The Slopes

As a ski patroller, I see my share of injuries. And there is a simple common thread – not being prepared and/or not skiing smart. Here are a few tips to avoid injury on the slopes. 1. Work out before… Read More →

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How To Become A Ski Patroller: Year-Round Training

As the weather begins to turn and temperatures drop, the skiers and snowboarders out there are starting to think about the upcoming season. You’re thinking about getting that seasons’ pass; buying some new skis and/or planning a winter vacation. If… Read More →

Your End of Ski Season Checklist

If you’re an avid skier like me, you look forward to the start of ski season – and dread the end of this ski season. When it’s late in the season and the snow is rapidly melting, the eternal optimist… Read More →

4 Tips For Skiing Over 50

I started skiing at the age of 6 and I’m now well above 50. My first boots had laces; my skis had screw-in edges and ski straps; my poles had leather strap baskets. A lot has changed since then –… Read More →

The Alpine Responsibility Code Explained

You’ve seen this sign for years – it’s often in yellow – and usually off to the side of the Main Lodge and/or at the lift line at virtually every ski resort in the world. It’s the top 10 list… Read More →