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 →

North America’s Best Value Ski Areas

North America’s Best Value Ski Areas

In a 2016 survey, Colorado-based RRC Associates identified why people stop skiing and snowboarding.  Fully 39% blamed the cost of lift tickets and passes, some of which now top $200 if you walk up to a ticket window. Ouch.  It… Read More →

The Best Deals on Liftopia.com Across Every Region in the U.S.

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The Best Deals on Liftopia.com Across Every Region in the U.S.

It’s Wednesday, which means if you’re anything like us, you’re thinking about where to go skiing or riding this weekend.  To help you plan your trip, we rounded up the 48 best deals on Liftopia.com right now across every region… Read More →

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Outerwear

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Outerwear

Last week we offered up our 2020 buyer’s guide for skis and boots. Today: outerwear, or soft goods. Choosing the right jacket and pants to wear while skiing can be daunting. There are tons of brands producing a variety of… Read More →

How the Ski Industry Is — And Is Not — Dealing with Climate Change

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How the Ski Industry Is — And Is Not — Dealing with Climate Change

In the French Alps, they’re so desperately trying to save snow, they’re covering stored snow with wood chips. Hoping to stay alive, a Vermont cross-country ski area is experimenting with the same idea. In California, winters are shorter — and… Read More →

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Skis and Boots

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Skis and Boots

Every skier knows that a day on the slopes can be greatly affected by the type of gear you use. Choosing the right skis and boots are of the utmost importance especially when it comes to hard goods. Pick the… Read More →

8 Ski Areas in New Mexico You Can’t Miss

8 Ski Areas in New Mexico You Can’t Miss

We recently made the case for what makes skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico special. Some quick reasons? High elevation that means light, dry snow, powder that lasts for days, and a season that extends into March and April. Today,… Read More →