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10 Scenic North American Ski Runs

10 Scenic North American Ski Runs

by Eric Wagnon

Fantastic scenery is one of the best assets for the sports of skiing and snowboarding. The immediate feeling of coming down the mountain may be exhilarating, but the scenic beauty lasts even longer through photographs. North America has literally thousands… Read More →

Where to Dine and Stay Near Midwest Ski and Snowboard Resorts

Where to Dine and Stay Near Midwest Ski and Snowboard Resorts

by Brian Clark

Skiing and snowboarding work up an appetite, no doubt about it. And unless you’re a local, you’re also going to need a place to bunk overnight so you can hit the slopes refreshed in the morning. Here’s a list of… Read More →

A How-to Guide on Skiing Powder

A How-to Guide on Skiing Powder

by Wendy Clinch

Imagine this: you’re on vacation at a terrific ski resort. You wake up in the morning, look out the window, and see white, white, and more white dumping down from the sky. It’s a powder day! Do you: Say, “Ugh,… Read More →

Slopeside Suds: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Brew After a Day on the Slopes

Slopeside Suds: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Brew After a Day on the Slopes

by Katie Coakley

Have you noticed? Some of life’s best experiences occur because of shared interests. You like to snowboard? So do I! You like beer? So do I! You like to drink a beer after ripping that six inches of fresh pow… Read More →

Loon Mountain – Easily Accessible with Something for Everyone

Loon Mountain – Easily Accessible with Something for Everyone

by liftopia

Loon Mountain — with convenient location (only 2.5 hours from Boston) and proximity to quintessential New England towns has long been a favorite of many skiers and riders.  Offering activities as varied as the terrain, there is something for everyone… Read More →

A Gift Guide for Apres-Ski

A Gift Guide for Apres-Ski

by Rich Stoner

Everyone knows that the best part of a ski day is après-ski. Some like to earn those precious cocktails with countless laps cascading down the mountain. Others though, are only in it for the après, making a few morning turns… Read More →

Give the Gift of Ski This Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Ski This Holiday Season

by Ken Chin

Liftopia Gift Cards are back! At Liftopia, we are all about sharing our love for the mountains and there is no better way than giving the gift of ski. We want to make sharing your passion for skiing/snowboarding easy, and… Read More →

The Toughest Ski Runs in North America – Part One

The Toughest Ski Runs in North America – Part One

by Eric Wagnon

Lots of top-10 lists for the most difficult ski runs have been tried. Many of the same runs do tend to make the lists, but like beauty, challenge is often in the eye of the beholder. Pitch, obstacles and snow… Read More →

Top Resorts with Great Family Friendly Apres-Ski

Top Resorts with Great Family Friendly Apres-Ski

by Rich Stoner

At its heart, skiing is a social activity. A sport that, although when done alone has its own virtues, is a far better experience when you are with family and friends. That’s really why we do it, right? We enjoy… Read More →

Top Ski Resorts for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Top Ski Resorts for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

by Eric Wagnon

Plenty of ski areas open in early November— or even October— but for many skiers and boarders, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend marks the unofficial start to ski season. Along with reliable early-season snow— both from Mother Nature and snowmaking guns—… Read More →