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13 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2017-18 Season

13 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2017-18 Season

by Eric Wagnon

New lifts and terrain are eagerly anticipated each season by skiers and snowboarders. However, instead of a bevy of new lifts serving new terrain, the theme for the upcoming 2017-18 season seems to be replacing antiquated lifts, often increasing capacity… Read More →

10 Things To Avoid If You’re Single And Ready To Chair Lift Mingle

10 Things To Avoid If You’re Single And Ready To Chair Lift Mingle

by Katie Coakley

There are few places as romantic as ski resorts. It’s the perfect place to find a special someone—even if he or she is not Mr. or Mrs. Right, he or she can certainly work as Mr. or Mrs. Right Now…. Read More →

Chairlift Etiquette: From the Lift Line to the Top of the Mountain

Chairlift Etiquette: From the Lift Line to the Top of the Mountain

by Kristen Lummis

It’s hard to argue against good manners, whether we’re talking dinner table or lift line. And while we all have a pretty good idea of basic ski and snowboard etiquette, sometimes it’s worth a review, especially if you’re a parent… Read More →

9 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2016-17

9 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2016-17

by Eric Wagnon

When the snow has melted and the ground has thawed, ski resorts turn their attention to construction. For skiers and boarders, the most anticipated projects are new ski lifts that mean faster and sometimes more terrain access. Here is a… Read More →

New For 2015/16: Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements

New For 2015/16: Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements

by Dave Belin

Remember the feeling of anticipation on Christmas morning? Or on your 16th birthday? You could hardly wait for the big day and the opportunity to rip open your presents. For skiers and riders, the summer is a long buildup to… Read More →

5 More Common Myths About Skiing

5 More Common Myths About Skiing

by Eric Wagnon

Whether it’s with friends or sharing with strangers, chairlift rides give skiers plenty of time to chat. Some of the comments you’ll hear may be helpful like where the good snow is that afternoon. Other times, you may hear some… Read More →

It’s a Long Way to the Top: Glossary of Ski Lifts

It’s a Long Way to the Top: Glossary of Ski Lifts

by Eric Wagnon

Going downhill is the really fun part of skiing, but the uphill part of the equation makes more vertical feet downhill possible. While chairlifts may be the classic type of ski lift, they are just one way to get high…. Read More →

Sea to Sky Gondola Empowers Adventure & Backcountry Access

Sea to Sky Gondola Empowers Adventure & Backcountry Access

by Lisa Richardson

Would Summer operations at ski areas be more successful if they focused on empowering adventure and backcountry access? A new gondola makes the case. Ten days before its opening on May 16, the Sea to Sky gondola was getting several… Read More →

Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements: How Resorts Decide What To Build

Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements: How Resorts Decide What To Build

by Dave Belin

This time of year, many skiers and snowboarders are drying out their boots for the final time, applying a heavy coat of summer wax to their boards, and wondering how long their goggle tan will last. Thoughts turn to mountain… Read More →

The World’s Most Unusual Ski Lifts

The World’s Most Unusual Ski Lifts

by Patrick Thorne

In recent decades, ski lifts have been getting faster, more comfortable, and able to carry more and more people. Nearly 110 years ago, the first dedicated ski lifts were invented in the Black Forest of Germany and, since the turn… Read More →