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Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

by Wendy Clinch

We’ve all heard the reports: Squaw and Mammoth have announced they’ll be open through Independence Day, Breckenridge through Memorial Day. With the record snowfalls in the west, it wouldn’t be surprising if more were to follow suit. Buy Lift Tickets… Read More →

Top 5 Tips for Spring/Summer Skiing

Top 5 Tips for Spring/Summer Skiing

by Patrick Thorne

More ski areas are open in North America this spring and summer after some huge winter snowfalls left deep bases which in some cases may well still be there when next winter rolls around. Among the resorts staying open at… Read More →

Where To Ski During Spring 2019

Where To Ski During Spring 2019

by Patrick Thorne

For many, the start of spring brings to mind thoughts of great mornings on the slopes enjoying the spring corn snow, then long, lazy afternoons enjoying the sunshine with a cool beverage. But for others it also means that annual… Read More →

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 →