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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 →

Ski Industry Closing Out Season, Taking a Look Ahead

Ski Industry Closing Out Season, Taking a Look Ahead

by Eric Wagnon

As the 2017-18 ski season winds down, there’s no shortage of industry news in anticipation of the 2018-19 season. Even after the snow melts, resorts are busy preparing to make the next season even better than the last. New Lift… Read More →

Utah’s Deer Valley Sold To Big, New Multi-Resort Company

Utah’s Deer Valley Sold To Big, New Multi-Resort Company

by liftopia

Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT announced Monday that it has been purchased by a newly-formed, large multi-resort company. The yet to be named Denver-based partnership between Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Venture announced earlier this year that… Read More →

Here’s How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

Here’s How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

by Rose Marie Cleese

Cold, snowy weather is the very foundation of the ski industry. Thus, it’s not surprising that climate change has been at the top of the industry’s priority list since the turn of this century. Before that, ski areas relied on… Read More →

Local Ski Resort Back In The Hands Of Original Owner

Local Ski Resort Back In The Hands Of Original Owner

by Jules Older

At a time when big resorts are eating up small ones like blue whales dining on krill, contrarian Vermont has a different tale to tell. The story starts more than 50 years ago, back in 1966. When the state of… Read More →

North America’s Biggest Vert  & First Year-Round Resort Opens Winter 2018

North America’s Biggest Vert & First Year-Round Resort Opens Winter 2018

by Jules Older

UPDATE: Valemount’s target opening date is December 2018, not 2017 as a previous version stated. The announcement of a new resort is news, but when it promises to offer the biggest vertical drop in North America, that’s mega-news. This mega-news… Read More →

4 Steps To Overcoming Your End Of Ski Season Blues

4 Steps To Overcoming Your End Of Ski Season Blues

by Annie Agle

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 24, 2014 Most people greet the coming of spring with enthusiasm and joy. “OMG. Summer’s coming!” Shouts the floppy-hat girl in flip-flops. Soon masses of misguided warm-weather lovers will begin prancing around… Read More →

Aspen SkiCo & KSL Buy Mammoth Resorts Following Intrawest Deal

Aspen SkiCo & KSL Buy Mammoth Resorts Following Intrawest Deal

by liftopia

The joint alliance of Aspen Skiing Company (A.K.A. SkiCO) and KSL Capital Partners have literally changed the landscape of the ski industry in just a few days. This new (not yet named) alliance announced Wednesday morning that they will be… Read More →

Aspen Skiing Co. & KSL Capital Partners Buy Intrawest for $1.5 Billion

Aspen Skiing Co. & KSL Capital Partners Buy Intrawest for $1.5 Billion

by liftopia

Aspen Skiing Company, owner of Aspen’s four mountains, teamed up with KSL Capital Partners, owner of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, to acquire Intrawest Resorts Holdings for about $1.5 billion, including debt. A new entity owned by both partners is offering… Read More →

Last minute lift tickets now available on Liftopia.com!

Last minute lift tickets now available on Liftopia.com!

by liftopia

Over the last 10 years, Liftopia has helped customers find great prices for lift tickets in exchange for committing to ski dates in advance. Because many customers have told us that they would also love access to lift tickets last… Read More →