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

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

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 →

9 Must-Order Après Ski Cocktails Across North America

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9 Must-Order Après Ski Cocktails Across North America

If you are an avid mountain goer, whether you are a skier or snowboarder, it’s hard to argue that a day of riding is not complete without après ski. Traditionally in the U.S., the après ski drink of choice has… Read More →

The Adult Beginner’s Guide to Skiing

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The Adult Beginner’s Guide to Skiing

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

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5 Under-the-Radar Ski Towns

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

by / Equipment & Gear, Guides, Ski, Ski & Snowboard
Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Accessories, Après Ski, and More

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

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4 Must-Visit Ski Resorts in Japan

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

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

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 →

The Best Lift Ticket Deals for Game Day Weekend 2020

The Best Lift Ticket Deals for Game Day Weekend 2020

Fresh snow, cold beer, and football. It doesn’t get much better than that. The big game this Sunday means it’s a great time to hit the slopes. With one-third of U.S. households watching The 2020 Football Game That We Legally… Read More →

3 Reasons Ski and Snowboarding Lessons Are Good for the Whole Family

by / Lifestyle, Ski, Ski & Snowboard, Snowboard
3 Reasons Ski and Snowboarding Lessons Are Good for the Whole Family

With my wife a long time snowboarder and me being a long time skier, it only seemed obvious that by the time our third daughter was born we were going to be a skiing family. I also knew that no… Read More →

How to Find the Best Powder Runs

How to Find the Best Powder Runs

It’s not easy making a list of North America’s best powder runs.  The most obvious reason why, is that everyone (including me), keeps secrets.  Like mushroom hunters and CIA operatives, powder skiers are loathe to share their intel. While we… Read More →