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9 Must-Order Après Ski Cocktails Across North America

9 Must-Order Après Ski Cocktails Across North America

by Rich Stoner

If you are an avid mountain goer, whether you are a skier or snowboarder, it’s hard to argue that a day of riding is not complete without après ski. Traditionally in the U.S., the après ski drink of choice has… Read More →

5 Under-the-Radar Ski Towns

5 Under-the-Radar Ski Towns

by Kristen Lummis

Sometimes when everyone is looking in the same direction, it’s good to look in another direction. This is especially true during ski season when travelers flock to famous ski towns. For sure, these communities offer great skiing and good times,… Read More →

4 Must-Visit Ski Resorts in Japan

4 Must-Visit Ski Resorts in Japan

by Drew Zieff

Japan. It ranks high on every skier and snowboarder’s bucket list—often topping dream destinations like British Columbia, Alaska, and the Alps—and for good reason, too. The celebrated snow (lovingly dubbed “#japow”) is the main impetus for the pilgrimage of powder-lovers… Read More →

The Best Lift Ticket Deals for Game Day Weekend 2020

The Best Lift Ticket Deals for Game Day Weekend 2020

by Amanda Natividad

Fresh snow, cold beer, and football. It doesn’t get much better than that. The big game this Sunday means it’s a great time to hit the slopes. With one-third of U.S. households watching The 2020 Football Game That We Legally… Read More →

How to Find the Best Powder Runs

How to Find the Best Powder Runs

by Kristen Lummis

It’s not easy making a list of North America’s best powder runs.  The most obvious reason why, is that everyone (including me), keeps secrets.  Like mushroom hunters and CIA operatives, powder skiers are loathe to share their intel. While we… Read More →

North America’s Best Value Ski Areas

North America’s Best Value Ski Areas

by Kristen Lummis

In a 2016 survey, Colorado-based RRC Associates identified why people stop skiing and snowboarding.  Fully 39% blamed the cost of lift tickets and passes, some of which now top $200 if you walk up to a ticket window. Ouch.  It… Read More →

The Best Deals on Liftopia.com Across Every Region in the U.S.

The Best Deals on Liftopia.com Across Every Region in the U.S.

by Amanda Natividad

It’s Wednesday, which means if you’re anything like us, you’re thinking about where to go skiing or riding this weekend.  To help you plan your trip, we rounded up the 48 best deals on Liftopia.com right now across every region… Read More →

8 Ski Areas in New Mexico You Can’t Miss

8 Ski Areas in New Mexico You Can’t Miss

by Kristen Lummis

We recently made the case for what makes skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico special. Some quick reasons? High elevation that means light, dry snow, powder that lasts for days, and a season that extends into March and April. Today,… Read More →

Innocents Abroad… Without a Stitch Part Three: Austria — Truth or Dare?

Innocents Abroad… Without a Stitch Part Three: Austria — Truth or Dare?

by Jules Older

If you’ve read Liftopia of late, you’ll know the pleasures and the perils European spas hold for those Mark Twain deemed “Innocents Abroad,” also known as Americans. Americans like me. I’ve been au naturel in France and stark naked in… Read More →

Why Your Next Winter Trip Should Be to New Mexico

Why Your Next Winter Trip Should Be to New Mexico

by Kristen Lummis

While there are many fantastic North American ski destinations, if you’re looking for a special winter trip, start with New Mexico.  The first ski trails in New Mexico were cut on Sandia Peak by the Albuquerque Ski Club in 1935…. Read More →