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8 Top Resort Destinations for Spring Skiing

8 Top Resort Destinations for Spring Skiing

by Eric Wagnon

Spring skiing offers its own glorious vibe with more comfortable temperatures, soft snow (after the sun has a chance to warm it up at least), and often a fun party atmosphere (see “Mountain Festivals to Attend This Spring.”). For advice… Read More →

Guide to Great Etiquette on the Mountain

Guide to Great Etiquette on the Mountain

by Mark Crone

If you are a skier or boarder, any day and every day on the hill is a good day. What’s not so fun is bad ski etiquette and forgetting the “golden rules” of skiing. It’s mostly common sense mixed with… Read More →

On Set: Ski Resorts Where Popular Movies Were Filmed

On Set: Ski Resorts Where Popular Movies Were Filmed

by Patrick Thorne

An ever-growing number of famous films have used ski resorts for their sets.  Sometimes the movies are so big the resorts never forget their time in the spotlight and stage annual festivals or even build permanent exhibitions themed on the… Read More →

A How-to Guide on Skiing Powder

A How-to Guide on Skiing Powder

by Wendy Clinch

Imagine this: you’re on vacation at a terrific ski resort. You wake up in the morning, look out the window, and see white, white, and more white dumping down from the sky. It’s a powder day! Do you: Say, “Ugh,… Read More →

The Biggest Ski Areas In North America Right Now – 2019

The Biggest Ski Areas In North America Right Now – 2019

by Patrick Thorne

Editors Note: This piece has been updated for 2019 A few years ago, I put together a list of the biggest ski areas in North America. Re-reading it recently, I was surprised just how quickly the list had got out-of-date—it… Read More →

6 Hard to Reach Ski Destinations

6 Hard to Reach Ski Destinations

by Eric Wagnon

Part of Liftopia’s mission is to make it easier for people to get out on the slopes. We’ve long supported Learn to Ski and Snowboard programs and recently introduced Liftopia Experiences that offer hosted ski day trips from multiple North… Read More →

January is Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month

January is Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month

by Ken Chin

Welcome 2019! Now that the calendar has shifted to January, we are so excited to say – It’s Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month! Here at Liftopia, we have a lot of passion and love for the mountains, and what… Read More →

The Toughest Ski Runs in North America – Part One

The Toughest Ski Runs in North America – Part One

by Eric Wagnon

Lots of top-10 lists for the most difficult ski runs have been tried. Many of the same runs do tend to make the lists, but like beauty, challenge is often in the eye of the beholder. Pitch, obstacles and snow… 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

by Kristen Lummis

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 →

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

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

by Patrick Thorne

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 →