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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 Re-reading it recently, I was surprised just how quickly the list had got out-of-date—it… Read More →

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 →

5 Things All Skiers & Snowboarders Should Do Before The Ski Season Starts

5 Things All Skiers & Snowboarders Should Do Before The Ski Season Starts

by Mark Crone

Ski season is upon us! (For some, it’s already here.) If you haven’t started to prep for winter, it’s time to get cracking. Those who work in the ski/snow industry are already “knee deep” in pre-season preparations already. Ski Patrollers,… Read More →

Colorado Ski Resort Opening Dates For 2017-18

Colorado Ski Resort Opening Dates For 2017-18

by liftopia

Wondering when the lifts will start spinning? Two ski resorts in Colorado, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland, have already kicked off the season! Below is a list of projected ski resort opening dates in Colorado. Keep in mind these are estimated or… Read More →