Pro Freeskier Brita Sigourney: Athlete Profile & Q&A

Brita Sigourney

Everyone knows chicks who ski are rad. Yeah, that’s a vague statement that might cause you to pause and ask, “But, what kind of skiers are you talking about?” I’m talking about the chicks you see on TV tossing their… Read More →

From Powder to Corn: Terms for Snow Conditions

Snow conditions

For skiers above a basic level of proficiency, snow conditions can affect a slope’s difficulty more than the steepness. A steep chute with 6 inches of fresh powder may be less daunting than an intermediate trail with hard-packed snow. Given… Read More →

Ski Boot Buying 101: Fit Is The New Sexy


My favorite shoes are neither cute nor sexy and I typically can’t wait to take them off at the end of the day. I spent a lot money and time choosing these oh-so-clunky kicks but they reward me every time… Read More →

Liftopia Weekly Goods: Sept. 15, 2014


Rockin’ white after Labor Day, as we’ve all heard, is a huge fashion faux-pas…except when Mother Nature does it—in which case, we applaud her impeccable sense of style! From light dustings to surprisingly impressive dumps, several mountains across North America… Read More →

Learn to Ski or Ride at Age 30 & Beyond

Lean To Ski Or Ride at Age 30 & Beyond

I’ve always been somewhat of a late bloomer. It wreaked havoc on my professional football career: I was 5’3 and 98 lbs as a freshman in high school. Nevertheless, I didn’t let that get me down. It took a little… Read More →

Newest Ski Movies of 2014

Ski Movies 2014 Liftopia

My favorite time to watch ski movies is in the late summer and fall. Why? Because it’s been more than three months since my last ski turn, and it’s going to be a few more months before my next ski… Read More →

Steamboat Resort Guide

Steamboat Resort

Flaunting Western hospitality and copious amounts of Champagne Powder®, Steamboat Ski Resort is one of the penultimate Colorado ski towns. Not only will the tree skiing excite the most adventurous powder hound, but the mountain is also ranked as one… Read More →

Liftopia Weekly Goods: Sept. 8, 2014


Ok. So summer isn’t technically over yet, but if you’re like us, you’re already praying to Mother Nature for an early start to the season! In between your ritual pre-season snow dances, you’re dusting off your skis/snowboards, scanning the Internet… Read More →

Ski Bums Pick: Canada’s Top 4 Most Livable Ski Towns


When the question “Where’s the best ski town to live in year round?” was posed to a bunch of North American snow sport diehards, consensuses gathered around a few choice areas. These places cater to “graduated” ski bums who want… Read More →

5 Things You Need to Know About Enduro Mountain Biking (Now Trending On A Trail Near You)

Enduro Mountain Biking

Once you’ve written about 500 press releases, a hype-switch goes on in your brain that causes you to parse thoughts as headlines. So, in early August, when I stopped writing about enduro mountain biking for the Enduro World Series and… Read More →