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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 →

Sustainability Efforts at Ski Areas

Sustainability Efforts at Ski Areas

by Dave Belin

Outdoor recreation, scenic views, clean air, and a natural mountain environment are just some of the great benefits of having ski areas as our playgrounds.  What’s better than a clear mountain view on a sunny day on the slopes?  But… Read More →

A Peek Under Liftopia’s Hood

A Peek Under Liftopia’s Hood

by Evan Reece

It is hard to believe we have been working on Liftopia for 7 years now, and it certainly has come a long way since the first few years of working out of dining rooms and closets (true story).  Those of… Read More →

“Somebody will be Moneyball’s Billy Beane for the ski industry”

“Somebody will be Moneyball’s Billy Beane for the ski industry”

by Ryan Jones

(Want to get straight to the video? Scroll to the bottom of this post or click here to see Part 1, and here to see Part 2) Several weeks ago, the Liftopia Team returned to HQ in San Francisco after… Read More →

Colorado Businessman Makes His Custom Skis with a Unique Approach

Colorado Businessman Makes His Custom Skis with a Unique Approach

by Eric Wagnon

Ohio native Pete Wagner, 36, first used his engineering degree at a company that made golf-club shafts tailored to a player’s swing characteristics. Skiing since the age of 3, Wagner figured the same custom mindset could work for ski production…. Read More →