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6 Alternatives to the Classic Ski Trip

6 Alternatives to the Classic Ski Trip

by Patrick Thorne

We all love to ski, snowboard, and even toboggan down the slopes, but did you know there’s plenty more to enjoy on snow? In the past few years, a whole host of new sliding and riding devices have been unveiled. Here… Read More →

6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Learn To Ski

6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Learn To Ski

by Erika Wiggins

Google this title and you’ll find there’s a lot of information on how to teach your kids to ski or ride, but little on why it’s a good idea. Getting kids involved in winter sports benefits the whole family in… Read More →

Get Your August Snow Fix with these Instagram Follows

Get Your August Snow Fix with these Instagram Follows

by Sarah Woods

If you’re at the office grinding out another day while daydreaming about freshies and faceshots, this post is for you. Help pass the time and get stoked for the upcoming season by following these Instagram accounts. 1. X-Games Medalist and… Read More →

Get Ready For Ski Season With These Balance Training Exercises

Get Ready For Ski Season With These Balance Training Exercises

by Eric Wagnon

Given that skiing and snowboarding’s most basic goal is to avoid falling, balance is obviously important. The off-season can be a good time to work on balance skills either at the gym or at home. Related to balance, proprioception is… Read More →

5 Most Helpful Tips For Beginner Skiers & Riders

5 Most Helpful Tips For Beginner Skiers & Riders

by Mark Crone

As a Ski Patroller, I love seeing more people coming out to enjoy the slopes as “first timers” and beginner skiers/riders. The following points are really not as much tips as they are the basics: 1. First Time Ever? Pick… Read More →

More Snowsports: 7 Alternative Ways Down the Mountain

More Snowsports: 7 Alternative Ways Down the Mountain

by David Sandel

The thought of getting down the mountain with anything other than a set of skis or a snowboard may seem blasphemous to you, but believe it or not, there are other ways! And, some of them can be quite fun!… Read More →

Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

by Kristen Lummis

Remember spring? It was only a few months ago. Maybe you were still skiing in April and May, or maybe your season had ended, but here at Liftopia, we offered you some advice, gently suggesting that you wax and tune… Read More →

Your Desire To Ski Might Be In Your Genes

Your Desire To Ski Might Be In Your Genes

by Lisa Richardson

Cynthia Thomson, a climbing and skiing fanatic fresh from several seasons in Banff, wanted to know: are we hard-wired to ski? After being challenged by her UBC doctoral supervisor, genetics researcher Dr. Jim Rupert, she turned her inquiring mind towards… Read More →

Fueling Up On The Mountain: How To Eat At High Altitude

Fueling Up On The Mountain: How To Eat At High Altitude

by Becca Schepps

You’ve felt it. You’re on top of the mountain and you breathlessly declare, “Ah, there is no air up here—I can’t breath!” Your heart is racing, you’re shivering, and you haven’t even started your run. Well, guess what, our bodies… Read More →

Top 5 Movember Mustaches for the Slopes

by Taylor Rhoads

It’s Mustache Movember.  Movember, or the month formerly known as November, is a month-long charity event that encourages folks to grow mustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.  You want to impress your bros with your stache while preventing your… Read More →