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Why You Should Never Teach Your Loved Ones to Ski

Why You Should Never Teach Your Loved Ones to Ski

by Kristen Lummis

The next time you think about volunteering to teach a friend or family member how to ski, remember this true story.  It was a snowy winter evening in the mountains of Colorado. We were sitting in a hotel hot tub… Read More →

10 Lesser Known Family-Friendly Ski Areas in North America

10 Lesser Known Family-Friendly Ski Areas in North America

by Rich Stoner

Skiing with your buddies is always a blast. A weekend-long expedition of sick lines, craft beer and an overindulgence of calorie-laden foods. But a buddies trip can be unrealistic to pull off on a regular basis, especially when you have… Read More →

10 Tips for When You Haven’t Skied in Awhile

10 Tips for When You Haven’t Skied in Awhile

by Wendy Clinch

When people ask me how long I’ve been skiing, I actually have to give it some thought. Because it’s really not that simple: I skied for a number of years, then stopped for awhile, and then took it up again…. Read More →

15-Minute Workout: Get In Shape for Ski or Snowboard Season

15-Minute Workout: Get In Shape for Ski or Snowboard Season

by Kristen Lummis

If you’re a skier or snowboarder, chances are you’re also a biker, a hiker, a runner, a yogi or maybe even a gym rat. You know, someone who is in pretty good shape.  And while that may be true (or… Read More →

January is Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month

January is Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month

by Ken Chin

Welcome 2019! Now that the calendar has shifted to January, we are so excited to say – It’s Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month! Here at Liftopia, we have a lot of passion and love for the mountains, and what… Read More →

Getting the Most Out of Ski and Snowboard Lessons – A Guide for All Ages

Getting the Most Out of Ski and Snowboard Lessons – A Guide for All Ages

by Kristen Lummis

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month! Resorts and ski areas across the United States are offering discounted lessons, rentals, lift tickets and more to beginner skiers and snowboarders. If you’re ready to learn, ski and ride school pros… Read More →

4 Skills Every Beginner Skier Should Master Before Moving On To Steeper Terrain

4 Skills Every Beginner Skier Should Master Before Moving On To Steeper Terrain

by Alyssa Erickson

As the ski season winds down, many of us are looking to “up our game” in terms of the terrain we can ski or ride. Spring is the perfect time for a beginner skier to take that next step toward… Read More →

10 Scenic Green Runs That Every Skier & Snowboarder Will Love

10 Scenic Green Runs That Every Skier & Snowboarder Will Love

by Eric Wagnon

Once skiers and boarders progress to a certain ability level, they often scorn those tame trails marked by green circles. However, a select few green runs offer such tranquil beauty that it would be a mistake to dismiss them just… Read More →

How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Snowboarding?

How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Snowboarding?

by Rose Marie Cleese

What’s the cut-off age for starting to ski or snowboard? The answer is simple: you can take up—and keep—skiing or boarding at any age! You can never be too “over the hill.” It’s unanimous. Just as health experts have been… Read More →

What a Beginner Skier or Snowboarder Needs To Know: A Snowsports Glossary

What a Beginner Skier or Snowboarder Needs To Know: A Snowsports Glossary

by Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

New to skiing or snowboarding? Here is a glossary of terms to help you get familiar with everything you need to know before you head to the slopes. Jump To: When You Arrive In The Lodge & At The Base On The Mountain… Read More →