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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Kids’ Ski Gear

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Kids’ Ski Gear

by Kristen Lummis

Getting ready for the ski season? Since we’re still ahead of the snowiest months, fall is a terrific time to do a family ski gear inventory. For a deeper dive on sussing out your own gear, check out our past… Read More →

10 Tips for When You Haven’t Skied in Awhile

10 Tips for When You Haven’t Skied in Awhile

by Wendy Clinch

When people ask me how long I’ve been skiing, I actually have to give it some thought. Because it’s really not that simple: I skied for a number of years, then stopped for awhile, and then took it up again…. Read More →

How Is Snow Made? The Science Behind Snowmaking

How Is Snow Made? The Science Behind Snowmaking

by Kristen Lummis

When it started snowing last week at several Colorado ski resorts, there were few clouds in the sky and no natural precipitation in sight. The forecast was for sun.  But the weather was perfect — for snowmaking.  Making snow is… 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 Re-reading it recently, I was surprised just how quickly the list had got out-of-date—it… Read More →

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 →

4 Ski Resorts With Incredible, Old-School Ski Lodges

4 Ski Resorts With Incredible, Old-School Ski Lodges

by Eric Wagnon

Truly old-school ski lodges are rare gems in today’s ski-resort world of boutique hotels and condo sprawl. Minimalist décor may be trendy and hip, but dark wood, antlers and antique skis on the walls, and a cozy fireplace somehow just… Read More →

Score Thanksgiving Powder At These 7 Ski Resorts

Score Thanksgiving Powder At These 7 Ski Resorts

by Patrick Thorne

There’s nothing better than a great, early start to the ski season. Luckily for us, Thanksgiving weekend is when many US ski resorts open their slopes. Liftopia: Buy Lift Tickets in Advance & Save There have been some spectacular early snowfalls… Read More →

Mammoth Mountain Now Open For The Ski Season

Mammoth Mountain Now Open For The Ski Season

by RoseAnne Moises

Mammoth Mountain is truly having an endless winter! After a record-breaking 2016-17 winter season in which they stayed opened for a whopping 270 days, Mammoth Mountain is back open starting November 9. Buy Mammoth Lift Tickets in Advance & Save… Read More →

Killington Resort Now Open For The Ski Season – First On The East

Killington Resort Now Open For The Ski Season – First On The East

by RoseAnne Moises

It’s official – New England’s ski season is here! Killington became the first Eastern resort to kick off the 2017-18 ski season, opening exclusively for Season pass and Express Card holders on Wednesday, November 8. The resort will be open to… Read More →