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Introducing Liftopia Essentials: Curated Gear For Every (Aspiring) Ski Bum

Introducing Liftopia Essentials: Curated Gear For Every (Aspiring) Ski Bum

by liftopia

When we’re not breathing in the fresh mountain air, we live and breathe Liftopia and mountain life culture. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to our gear and accessories, we’re picky about what we buy and from whom… Read More →

Vote in Our Liftopia Locals Contest for a Chance to Win

Vote in Our Liftopia Locals Contest for a Chance to Win

by liftopia

In July, we asked the Liftopia community to share their favorite photos and stories of their mountain town in an Instagram contest. We wanted to know: What made you come for the winter… and stay for the summer? Based on… Read More →

Summer Apres-Everything Gear

Summer Apres-Everything Gear

by Rich Stoner

With the weather warming many of us are lamenting the end of our favorite season, ski season. It’s simply the best time of year and the end can be unbearable. No more schussing down slopes care free with the wind… Read More →

Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

by Wendy Clinch

We’ve all heard the reports: Squaw and Mammoth have announced they’ll be open through Independence Day, Breckenridge through Memorial Day. With the record snowfalls in the west, it wouldn’t be surprising if more were to follow suit. Buy Lift Tickets… Read More →

How to Dress for Maximum Warmth and Comfort

How to Dress for Maximum Warmth and Comfort

by Wendy Clinch

I hate the cold. There. I said it. Seems almost blasphemous when you consider that this is a ski blog. So maybe I should amend that a bit: I hate being cold. But since I love to ski, I’ve learned… Read More →

How to Know When it’s Time to Replace or Repair Kids’ Ski Gear

How to Know When it’s Time to Replace or Repair Kids’ Ski Gear

by Kristen Lummis

Fall is a terrific time to do a family ski gear inventory. Skis and Bindings Stand your child next to their skis. Ideally, the tip of the skis should reach between the chin and forehead. However, if your child is… Read More →

How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

by Katie Coakley

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 24, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Though the origins of the shot ski may remain murky (there are rumors of one being created at University of British… Read More →

Getting Ready to Ride: A Bicycle Equipment Check

Getting Ready to Ride: A Bicycle Equipment Check

by Kara LaPoint

Spring is finally here, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting all winter to get back in the saddle and on to two wheels. But before you just pull your bike out of its hibernation in the basement… Read More →

Great Deals for Spring Ski Gear

Great Deals for Spring Ski Gear

by evo

Spring has sprung, or at least spring is springing, and we’re stoked for carefree laps in the sunshine. Spring riding is the best, well maybe next to powder, with warm temperatures and soft corn snow. While spring does signal the… Read More →

Gifts For Skiers/Snowboarders Who (Think They) Have Everything.

Gifts For Skiers/Snowboarders Who (Think They) Have Everything.

by Jules Older

You already have your board. You bought skis last year, new boots last summer. What more could you possibly need? Actually, a lot. And if you’d just change ‘need’ to ‘desire,’ even more. Here’s your Gift List of Burning Desire…. Read More →