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Heli-Skiing: What to Expect and What It’s Like

Heli-Skiing: What to Expect and What It’s Like

by Andy Koss

Admit it—if you’re an avid skier you’ve looked enviously at those pictures of a small group of skiers coming down a creamy, untracked field of powder, with a helicopter hovering in the background. I will readily confess that I am… Read More →

The Adult Beginner’s Guide to Skiing

The Adult Beginner’s Guide to Skiing

by Katie Joll

Hey you! Yeah you, the adult of a certain age considering whether learning to ski is a good idea. I’ve been where you are and I get it. Will I look stupid? Will this hurt?! We can attach so many… Read More →

5 Under-the-Radar Ski Towns

5 Under-the-Radar Ski Towns

by Kristen Lummis

Sometimes when everyone is looking in the same direction, it’s good to look in another direction. This is especially true during ski season when travelers flock to famous ski towns. For sure, these communities offer great skiing and good times,… Read More →

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Accessories, Après Ski, and More

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Accessories, Après Ski, and More

by Rich Stoner

Your new skis and boots are ready to shred the mountain. Your sweet new kit will have you looking good and keeping you warm and cozy while you do it. Next up: all of the other gear that makes for… Read More →

4 Must-Visit Ski Resorts in Japan

4 Must-Visit Ski Resorts in Japan

by Drew Zieff

Japan. It ranks high on every skier and snowboarder’s bucket list—often topping dream destinations like British Columbia, Alaska, and the Alps—and for good reason, too. The celebrated snow (lovingly dubbed “#japow”) is the main impetus for the pilgrimage of powder-lovers… Read More →

15+ Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Skiers and Snowboarders You Love Most

15+ Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Skiers and Snowboarders You Love Most

by Amanda Natividad

Psst! What did you get your stoked sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry. We’re still shopping too. But we at Liftopia HQ compiled all our ideas and wish lists together to present to you this year’s Valentine’s Day gift guide… Read More →

22 Gift Ideas for the Skiers, Snowboarders, and Perpetually Cold People in Your Life

22 Gift Ideas for the Skiers, Snowboarders, and Perpetually Cold People in Your Life

by Amanda Natividad

If you’re an overachiever, you might have finished all your holiday shopping awhile ago. But the rest of us mere mortals are still scrambling to finish off our shopping lists. If you’re shopping for a skier or snowboarder, you likely… Read More →

Top 5 Snow Tires for 2020

Top 5 Snow Tires for 2020

by Amanda Natividad

Update: This blog post was originally published in November 2011. It was updated in October 2019 to include information most relevant to the 2019-2020 snow season. The snow is starting to fall in parts of North America and full-on winter… Read More →

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Kids’ Ski Gear

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Kids’ Ski Gear

by Kristen Lummis

Getting ready for the ski season? Since we’re still ahead of the snowiest months, fall is a terrific time to do a family ski gear inventory. For a deeper dive on sussing out your own gear, check out our past… 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 →