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

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 →

A Snowy Treat for Colorado on Halloween

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A Snowy Treat for Colorado on Halloween

This article was originally posted on OpenSnow.com by Meteorologist Joel Gratz. Summary On Wednesday morning, snow is winding down and totals range from 2-15+ inches (details below). Look for drier weather Wednesday afternoon, then expect three additional storms on Thursday, Saturday, and Monday…. Read More →

How to Dress for Maximum Warmth and Comfort

by / Clothing and Gear, Guides, liftopia
How to Dress for Maximum Warmth and Comfort

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 →

Ski Better, Snowboard Better, Feel Better: Six Warm Up Moves to Up Your Game

Ski Better, Snowboard Better, Feel Better: Six Warm Up Moves to Up Your Game

Here’s a typical ski/snowboard day scenario. It’s a cold morning in winter. You wake up early, roll into your long johns, grab a coffee and load into the car. And then you drive. Arriving at the resort, you boot up…. Read More →

Big Sky Resort: Change is its Middle Name

by / Guides, liftopia
Big Sky Resort: Change is its Middle Name

One of the benefits of being a ski writer is that you get revisiting rights. And use them. Saw Squaw in 2000? What’s it like in 2018? Skied Smugglers’ Notch in the nineties? How’s it changed now? Aspen then vs…. Read More →

Resort Opening Day Tracker 2018

by / Guides, liftopia
Resort Opening Day Tracker 2018

The season is nigh. We will keep this blog updated as opening dates are announced. The good news? We do have lift tickets for resorts that haven’t announced their opening date. So if you have your ski/snowboard trip already planned,… Read More →

How to Save Money on Family Ski Trips

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How to Save Money on Family Ski Trips

Warren Miller famously said that “the family that skis together, goes broke together.” Today, ways to prove Mr. Miller wrong and ensure that your family ski vacation doesn’t break the bank. Plan Ahead While it’s tempting to delay and see… Read More →

Best Resorts For Early Season Skiing

Best Resorts For Early Season Skiing

Listen: can you hear it? That soft, insidious whisper, coming from your garage? It’s time…take me out. Dust me off; wax me up. It’s been too long…let’s go. When your skis and snowboard start talking to you, it’s definitely time… Read More →

How to Know When it’s Time to Replace or Repair Kids’ Ski Gear

by / Clothing and Gear, Guides, liftopia
How to Know When it’s Time to Replace or Repair Kids’ Ski Gear

Fall is a terrific time to do a family ski gear inventory. Skis and Bindings Stand your child next to their skis. Ideally, the tip of the skis should reach between the chin and forehead. However, if your child is… Read More →

10 New Developments in the Rest-of-the-World For Winter 2018-19

by / Guides, liftopia, The Industry
10 New Developments in the Rest-of-the-World For Winter 2018-19

Every year ski areas around the world spend millions on fancy new lifts to make getting up the slopes quicker and more comfortable than ever before, as well as making other infrastructure improvements. There are at least 200 new lifts… Read More →