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10 Ski Resorts for Great Christmas Celebrations

10 Ski Resorts for Great Christmas Celebrations

by Eric Wagnon

Christmas celebrations are not hard to find at ski resorts. Snow and cozy lodges just feel right for the holiday season. As a result, the Christmas holiday vacation week is a peak time for the ski industry. Right alongside the… 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 Two

The Toughest Ski Runs in North America – Part Two

by Eric Wagnon

One prime reward for improving your skiing or snowboarding is the ability to enjoy a wider variety of terrain. Along those lines, tough ski runs do not all fit into one category. Part 1 explored steep chutes, mandatory air 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 →

Turkey Day Powder with Stronger Systems for the Weekend.

Turkey Day Powder with Stronger Systems for the Weekend.

by Open Snow

This article was originally posted on Opensnow.com by PowderChaser Steve.  Summary 3 storm systems move ashore this week with 2 decent waves of 5-10 inches for the Sierra (10-20 storm totals).  Those systems tease the Rockies mid-week and start cranking… 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 →

10 Tips to Nailing Your Dream Trip to SkiBig3 in the Canadian Rockies

10 Tips to Nailing Your Dream Trip to SkiBig3 in the Canadian Rockies

by Alex Armstrong

Want to win a dream trip to SkiBig3? Liftopia has partnered with SkiBig3 and Alaska Airlines to bring help you escape with a friend to Banff for 5 days and 6 nights. Enter now to win flight vouchers from Alaska… 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 →