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Liftopia’s coverage of the outdoors refers to activities & events associated with being in nature and wilderness. This also includes destinations, parks, states, and places where people can engage with sports and activities associated with being outside.

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A Guide to Hut Trips: Summer Edition

A Guide to Hut Trips: Summer Edition

by Katie Coakley

Summer is all about getting out into the wilderness, exploring a new area and spending the night away from home. Camping is a one way to get this fix, but then there’s finding a site, putting up a tent, building… Read More →

A Guide to Escaping New York for a Weekend in the Gunks

A Guide to Escaping New York for a Weekend in the Gunks

by Matt McDonald

Amid the sensory onslaught of Times Square, you’re not thinking about wild blueberries, ice caves, or mountain lakes. Most people aren’t wishing they were scrambling over knobby boulders or kicking up dirt. And in summer, you may not even be… Read More →

Mountain Biking Guide: How to Get Started

Mountain Biking Guide: How to Get Started

by evo

Not only is mountain biking an amazing summer sport for skiers and snowboarders, but it’s also a ton of fun in its own right. Bikes are amazing tools for exploring backcountry trails, keeping up your fitness through the summer, and… Read More →

9 Tips for the Perfect On-Mountain Picnic

9 Tips for the Perfect On-Mountain Picnic

by Katie Coakley

There are tons of reasons why spring is so special: the perfect temperatures, the likelihood of late season snow, tons of on-mountain entertainment. However, what might be the quintessential spring experience is one that you may have missed — until… 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 →

10 Photos That Perfectly Describe How Skiers And Snowboarders Feel In The Summer

10 Photos That Perfectly Describe How Skiers And Snowboarders Feel In The Summer

by Katie Coakley

Summer is a glorious time of year. The sun is bright, the days are long and there are plenty of opportunities for getting outdoors and enjoying it. There’s only one problem: There’s no snow. For skiers and snowboarders, summer can… Read More →

10 Summer Mountain Collective Pass Perks You Didn’t Know Existed

10 Summer Mountain Collective Pass Perks You Didn’t Know Existed

by liftopia

We all know that the Mountain Collective pass is an amazing deal for skiers and snowboarders in winter time. The current price of $469 unlocks 2 days of skiing and riding at each of 16 world-class destinations, plus unlimited 50%… Read More →

7 Scenic Mountain Coasters That Will Take Your Breath Away

7 Scenic Mountain Coasters That Will Take Your Breath Away

by Katie Coakley

During the winter, going downhill at a ski resort is the focus — usually at accelerated speeds. Now, it’s possible to speed down the mountain during the summer, too. Though they’ve been popular in European mountain towns for more than… Read More →

7 Best Mountain Biking Trails At Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ

7 Best Mountain Biking Trails At Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ

by Kristen Lummis

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Aug 23, 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The Mountain Creek Bike Park is a popular mid-Atlantic destination for downhill and mountain bikers alike. Voted the best bike park… Read More →

4 Outdoor Adventures You Need To Try This Summer At Mountain Creek

4 Outdoor Adventures You Need To Try This Summer At Mountain Creek

by liftopia

It’s summer vacation, the sun is out, and you’re dying to get outdoors… Look no further. From its acclaimed bike park to its thrilling water park, there’s no shortage of activities at Mountain Creek. Here are four of our top… Read More →