This is the time of year when ski areas are busy crunching their final numbers and measuring how the ski season went. Nationally and regionally, the 2012-13 winter was a big improvement from the season prior, but the numbers varied across different parts of the country. What are some of the most important figures that…READ MORE
For dozens of ski-resort operations, golf courses provide a way to draw summer visitors. Like the ski industry, the golf business has been thinking of ways to emerge stronger from the country’s economic downturn. Home to Schuss Mountain and Summit Mountain ski areas in the winter, Shanty Creek Resorts near Traverse City, Mich., has made… Read the rest of the post!
TREK Dirt Series’ top coaches dish the dirt on being a better mountain biker. Coming soon to a resort near you. My friend Hillary Harrison runs surf camps in Costa Rica. (I think she might have the perfect life.) I always thought surfing was a trial and error kind of sport, but the former mountain… Read the rest of the post!
I call it “Lake Tahoe of The East.” The views from Gunstock Mountain Resort of Lake Winnipesaukee (ok – Tahoe is easier to say) and New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains are extraordinary. I have loved skiing Gunstock since my first turns here as a kid. We hiked here in summer too, though I always preferred… Read the rest of the post!
Just 78 miles west of Denver, Copper Mountain has always been one of my favorite mountain destinations. Located on the quiet side of Summit County, Copper is super easy to get to, yet remarkably of out-of-the-way. Whatever your taste in fun, from perfecting your freestyle technique at Woodward to practicing asanas with hundreds of new… Read the rest of the post!
The snow may be gone, but having fun on the mountain doesn’t have to end with Winter! Our new obsession here at Activejunky.com is trail running. We love the fresh air, amazing views, and the awesome cardio training for ski season (only 6 months to go…). So, we decided to put 70+ running products to the test… Read the rest of the post!
As winter comes to a halt in most parts of North America, slush gives way to Spring in the mountains, which is what most of us consider the start of Summer. June is the perfect month to head to the mountains. The temperatures are mostly mild with chilly nights, and a slight unpredictability of the… Read the rest of the post!
What happens when a seasoned skier and mountain biker who’s new to the trail running world exchanges questions with an expert trail runner? Read on to find out. Here, co-workers Joe Johnson, 28, of Salt Lake City, and Ashley Arnold, 26, of Carbondale, Colorado, ask each other important (and a few somewhat tangential) questions about… Read the rest of the post!
Stephen Sullivan — or “Sulli” to his friends — simply loves creating stuff. For instance, he spent a whole summer constructing his kids’ tree house. In the outdoor gear business, the Colorado native devoted 13 years to creating the Cloudveil line. Started in 1997 with business partner and ski buddy Brian Cousins, Sullivan’s first foray into… Read the rest of the post!
Here at Liftopia, we love skiing and riding. A lot. If we can’t be out on the slopes, you can rest assured, we’re getting our fix in other ways – reading ski magazines, watching any and all ski movies, looking at an absurd amount of photos from the mountains, and then talking about and sharing… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a two-part series about Heather’s trip to Switzerland. Read up on the first leg of her trip to Aletsch Arena and Verbier here! Saas Fee – Head spinning skiing above 11,000′ I felt like a miner on my way into the dark mountainside shaft. But there’s light at… Read the rest of the post!