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Top 5 Snow Tires for 2019-2020

Top 5 Snow Tires for 2019-2020

by Amanda Natividad

Update: This blog post was originally published in November 2011. It was updated in October 2019 to include information most relevant to the 2019-2020 snow season. The snow is starting to fall in parts of North America and full-on winter… Read More →

Ski Travel: Do I Need Winter Tires For My Car?

Ski Travel: Do I Need Winter Tires For My Car?

by Eric Wagnon

Way back in the day, families in colder climates annually switched winter tires (AKA “snow tires”) on their trusty station wagons (with the faux-wood exterior of course). The rise of “all-season tires” ended that ritual for many, but those who… 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 →

Liftopia’s Top 5 Scenic Drives Up Mountains

Liftopia’s Top 5 Scenic Drives Up Mountains

by Ron Schneidermann

I’m a sucker for road trips. Always have been. Each summer as a kid my parents, sister, and I would pile into the Chevy Caprice and hit the National Park circuit. A little bit later in life, when I was… Read More →

4 Ways to Get to the Mountain Without a Car

4 Ways to Get to the Mountain Without a Car

by Diana Paasch

Goggles and helmet. Check. Pants and jacket. Check. Boots, skis and socks. Check. You’ve even got your Liftopia voucher in hand. You’re walking out the door ready to shred…. oh yeah, you don’t have a CAR! It happens to the best… Read More →

Best Ski Cars

Best Ski Cars

by Matt Cohen

We all know the actual act of skiing or riding is only a small portion of saying “I’m a skier” or “I ride.”  There are so many other factors that we’ve covered in the Liftopia blog: Your gear, the après… Read More →

Best Airports for Skiers

Best Airports for Skiers

by Matt Cohen

“Getting there” may be half the fun, but when it comes to a ski vacation; the only journey that matters is how fast we can go from summit to base.  And maximizing precious time on the slopes can’t be accomplished… Read More →