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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 →

Win Prizes: January Is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

Win Prizes: January Is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

by liftopia

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard month! 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 a go. If you, yourself, are… Read More →

Gadgets To Help Teach Your Kids To Ski

Gadgets To Help Teach Your Kids To Ski

by Alyssa Erickson

Ever pass a parent on the bunny hill and wonder, “What on earth is hooked to their child’s skis?!” Nowadays, there are nearly as many variations of teaching a kid to ski as there are ski resorts in North America…. Read More →

10 Reasons Why You Need To Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort This Winter

10 Reasons Why You Need To Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort This Winter

by Eric Wagnon

Between Wyoming’s Tetons and the Gros Ventre mountain ranges sits Jackson Hole, a valley that is 15 miles wide and 80 miles long. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is situated on the Tetons side, about 12 miles from the main town… Read More →

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 →