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North America’s Best Value Ski Areas

North America’s Best Value Ski Areas

by Kristen Lummis

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.

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

by Amanda Natividad

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

by Rich Stoner

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

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

by Jules Older

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

by Rich Stoner

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

by Kristen Lummis

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 →

What to Expect at Big SNOW, the First Indoor Ski Area in North America

What to Expect at Big SNOW, the First Indoor Ski Area in North America

by Rich Stoner

15 years. That’s how long New Jersey residents, like myself, had to endure driving by the  former Xanadu. The American Dream mega mall sat through one issue after another, drawing the ire of the passersby gawking at the long-delayed project…. Read More →

How To Know You’re Ready for Boxes and Rails

How To Know You’re Ready for Boxes and Rails

by Kristen Lummis

Here’s a scenario: You’re a solid intermediate skier or snowboarder. You ride most of the mountain and you’re feeling good about it.  Still, you keep thinking about the terrain park. You ride the lift over it. You ski by it…. Read More →

20 Best Single-Day Deals on Liftopia.com Right Now

20 Best Single-Day Deals on Liftopia.com Right Now

by Amanda Natividad

You’ve seen the snow reports. You might even have your gear prepped for your first day on the slopes. With many ski areas opening within the past couple weeks, you’re just about ready to rock. If you’re a deal-seeker, thrill-seeker,… Read More →

5 Tips to Maintain Your Snowboard This Season

5 Tips to Maintain Your Snowboard This Season

by Amanda Natividad

Snow goggles? Check. Dry gloves and boots? Check. Your Liftopia beanie? Check.  But how’s that snowboard doing? Think carefully about whether your snowboard has gotten some TLC since last season. Whether or not that’s the case, you’re going to want… Read More →