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 MORE
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!
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part post about Heather’s trip to four Swiss ski areas. You can also read about her time at Saas Fee and Zermatt! On a Swiss Roll – Ski, Snowmobile & Drink in The Alps! Three trains, two trams, and a speedy snowmobile ride through a snowy village all… Read the rest of the post!
It might be the oldest cliché in ski country: We came for the winters and stayed for the summers. While skiing draws us to the mountains, summer beauty keeps us here. Summer in the mountains is spectacular. The warm sun, long views and cool temperatures make the mountains a perfect summer playground. Whether your tastes… Read the rest of the post!
A Sad Time of Year It’s a sad time of year. A few days ago I cleaned out the pockets of my snowboard jacket and pants, folded them up, and put them on the back of the top shelf in my closet. For many of us the season is over. As I mourned the passing… Read the rest of the post!
Fancy yourself a long weekend getaway this Summer? Looking to kick back and have some fun, eat delicious food, and relax in one of the most scenic destinations in these here United States? We don’t blame you, which is why we’re co-hosting a sweepstakes with Hipmunk to give away a trip to the incredible Sun… Read the rest of the post!
I unweighted my board and landed on my heel edge, and now again onto my toe edge, throwing turns quickly, rapidly, with purpose. I swept between trees, ducking under branches, willingly putting myself in danger on the face below Chair 22 at Mammoth Mountain. The dumping snow makes visibility imperfect, but after dropping down the… Read the rest of the post!
With Colorado ski resorts now closed for the season – except for Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, which like to stretch out their ski days well into spring – I figured it might be a good time to look back at some of the state’s highlights of the 2012-13 ski season. Skiers and snowboarders were big… Read the rest of the post!
Is it really time to put away the skis and get out the Summer gear? It’s late April, and my Summer storage situation is complex. My camping gear is packed deep against the back wall of my garage, the dirt bike is sadly sitting covered and in serious need of a tune up. The Spring… Read the rest of the post!
The ski season may be coming to a close in most parts of the country, but Spring celebrations have been going on for weeks! Here’s the low down on some of our favorite events this season. Most of them have already happened, but we figured we’d cover them anyway so you can keep an eye… Read the rest of the post!