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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 Re-reading it recently, I was surprised just how quickly the list had got out-of-date—it… Read More →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 →

The Big New Improvements on the Slopes for 2018/19 (North America)

The Big New Improvements on the Slopes for 2018/19 (North America)

by Patrick Thorne

When you’re pondering the price of your lift ticket this winter keep in mind that every summer ski resorts collectively spend hundreds of millions of dollars on new lifts and upgrades – and that’s just a small part of your… Read More →

16 North American Skiing Bucket List Ideas (Part 1)

16 North American Skiing Bucket List Ideas (Part 1)

by Eric Wagnon

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three part skiers by Eric Wagnon – A Skier’s Bucket List. North America will be split into two parts. Part three will be focused on the Europe and the rest of the… Read More →

2018/19 Winter Gear Preview – 7 New Ski Products

2018/19 Winter Gear Preview – 7 New Ski Products

by liftopia

Sure, the summer might be in full swing, but for diehard skiers, winter is always top of mind. Whether you’re dreaming up a ski trip to Japan next winter, or plotting a summer escape to ski in Chile, we’ve got… Read More →

How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

by Katie Coakley

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 24, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Though the origins of the shot ski may remain murky (there are rumors of one being created at University of British… Read More →