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Rider’s Guide: Angel Fire Bike Park

Rider’s Guide: Angel Fire Bike Park

by Kristen Lummis

Touted as the largest bike park in the Rocky Mountains, the Angel Fire Bike Park in New Mexico has a reputation as being “built for riders, by riders.” Opened in 2011, it’s one of the few North American locations deemed worthy of… Read More →

10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

by Kristen Lummis

Editor’s Note: This summer, lift-served mountain bike lift tickets and packages from resorts across North America will be available on Liftopia.com for the first time. Check out our FAQs to learn more about lift-served mountain biking, how it works and… Read More →

5 Lessons We Learned As a Family On The Slopes This Season

5 Lessons We Learned As a Family On The Slopes This Season

by Alyssa Erickson

My son stumbled out of his bedroom. Always the earliest riser, he was all dressed to ski. But we hadn’t eaten breakfast. And his sisters were still asleep. Outside the sun shone brightly—the high that day was 69 degrees. We… Read More →

The Alpine Responsibility Code Explained

The Alpine Responsibility Code Explained

by Mark Crone

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 →

9 Things I Learned While Learning to Ski

9 Things I Learned While Learning to Ski

by Allison Porta

I somehow managed to live 14 years in the self-proclaimed ski capital of Northern Michigan and 1 year in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies without ever attempting to ski. Now I am almost 30 and decided to see what… Read More →

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

by Patrick Thorne

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard month, and as a way to encourage more people to try skiing or boarding, resorts across the US are offering special programs and discounted rates to any first timers wanting to give it… Read More →

6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Learn To Ski

6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Learn To Ski

by Erika Wiggins

Google this title and you’ll find there’s a lot of information on how to teach your kids to ski or ride, but little on why it’s a good idea. Getting kids involved in winter sports benefits the whole family in… Read More →

Hiking for Beginners: 10 Essential Tips

Hiking for Beginners: 10 Essential Tips

by Erika Wiggins

Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun. Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path,… Read More →

5 Most Helpful Tips For Beginner Skiers & Riders

5 Most Helpful Tips For Beginner Skiers & Riders

by Mark Crone

As a Ski Patroller, I love seeing more people coming out to enjoy the slopes as “first timers” and beginner skiers/riders. The following points are really not as much tips as they are the basics: 1. First Time Ever? Pick… Read More →

Create Your Breakthrough: Tips On Progressing On The Slopes

Create Your Breakthrough: Tips On Progressing On The Slopes

by David Sandel

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month, but rather than detailing a specific how-to do a specific skill, I wanted to try something different. I crowdsourced a simple one-question, one-answer on social media about how people learned the one… Read More →