A Day In The Life Of A Ski Patroller


I started skiing at the age of 6. When I think back to my early days of skiing (rope tows, T-bars and all), I remember seeing those Ski Patrol guys (and girls) and thought, Wouldn’t it be neat to be… Read More →

Skiing in the Shadow of Zeus: Warren Miller’s Battle with The Gods


Loaded horses plod along the village’s ancient cobblestone paths. A woman, hunched with age, looks on with an inquisitive but smiling gaze. It’s not every day that brightly-clad skiers from North America travel through her tiny hometown. This is Greece,… Read More →

North America’s Favorite Groomers


Every resort, every mountain and every hill, whether big or small, has at least one great groomed run. Last month, we shared a list of North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs. This month, in that same spirit of social media inclusivity,… Read More →

How To Move On After a Life-Changing Injury


In the world of skiing, injuries happen. We all know a friend who has blown an ACL and the sight of a skier rag-dolling down the slope is all too common. However, for adaptive skiers, the life-changing accidents frequently cause… Read More →

Ski Resorts For Early Season Skiing


The masses arrive at ski resorts during the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s. Serious skiers and boarders often can’t wait that long, but they also want a significant amount of available open terrain. Early December can be a… Read More →

Green Snowmaking Initiatives in New England


Have you ever taken advantage of rebates to help replace your old refrigerator or air conditioner with a more energy-efficient one? Local utilities and governments offer similar incentive programs to businesses, including ski areas in Vermont and Maine. Efficiency Vermont,… Read More →

Let it Snow! – Liftopia Goods: Nov. 10, 2014


As the temperatures drop and the snow sightings become more frequent, resorts across North America are beginning to open one by one. The lifts have already began to spun at a handful of resorts, while others are ferociously preparing for opening day…. Read More →

Plan Your Ski Holiday: North American Ski Resorts At A Glance


“What are you doing over your Winter break?”  This is a question frequently being asked by both family members and friends, despite winter break being several weeks away. However, as I’ve learned from past experiences, the holiday season is the… Read More →

Blast From The Past: Ski Resorts, Then and Now

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Though skiing has been utilized as a method of transport for almost five thousand years, our snow loving predecessors didn’t really start utilizing the fluffy white stuff for purely recreational purposes until the end of the 19th century. The first… Read More →

Get Ready for the Slopes: A Sample Pre-Ski Season Workout


It’s that time of year again. We’re just over a month away from the official start of what those of us with a passion for playing in the snow might consider the most wonderful of all four seasons. If you’re hoping to… Read More →