At Liftopia we are incredibly fortunate to work in an industry where our partners, customers, and team are passionate about everything involving snow, mountains and fun. When Ron and I started Liftopia in 2005, we knew our business would only succeed if it solved problems not just for our fellow skiers and snowboarders, but also… Read the rest of the post!
It is hard to believe we have been working on Liftopia for 7 years now, and it certainly has come a long way since the first few years of working out of dining rooms and closets (true story). Those of you who have known Liftopia since the start are likely quite familiar with many of… Read the rest of the post!
The Liftopia office is buzzing. Every season skiers and snowboarders start to get the itch. It could be a cool breeze that catches you the right way, the change in the way the light falls on the trees, or if you are like me the first dream I had about skis gliding effortlessly through perfect… Read the rest of the post!
This season has been interesting. Strange weather all over, Tahoe winter arriving in March (check out Team Liftopia adorned in trash bags below), lots of snow for our friends up in Canada, and all of you making the most of the fluffy white stuff… What has been most promising through the “difficult” season is that… Read the rest of the post!
Given that National Play Hooky and Go Ski Week is on the horizon, I wanted to compile a few ideas for making the most of the week without getting caught. Please note that I talk mostly about pulling a fast one on your boss, but any of these strategies could be easily translated to playing… Read the rest of the post!
This season has been a bit disappointing so far in most parts of North America. While I do not intend to gloss over the fact that most of us are bummed out about the relative lack of snow (and lack of cold temps for resorts to make snow), I do want to highlight that regardless… Read the rest of the post!
Working in the ski industry, it is easy to forget how we all got here. At some point in the past, whether it be a year ago or 50 years ago each of us took the first step to change our identity, become something new. Because that first time when each of us strapped on… Read the rest of the post!
A few weeks back Ron and I had the opportunity to attend the yearly PhoCusWright conference held in Hollywood, Florida. PCW is somewhat of a legendary conference involving a massive list of interesting people from the global travel market. This event is one we have been hoping to attend for years, dating back to our… Read the rest of the post!
Today is a very exciting day for Team Liftopia and our investors. It’s truly a unique milestone that we’ll look back on and remember fondly. We’re very proud to announce that we have raised $1.3MM in a round led by First Round Capital along with Chris Sacca, Dave Morin and Erik Blachford. You can find the full… Read the rest of the post!
We know we’ve been out of touch for a while on the blog. We’ve missed you, but we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to bring you more resorts and deals in the 2011-2012 season. It’s only September, and we already have deals in at Alta, Snowbird, Attitash, Whiteface, Bolton Valley, Park City, Monarch,… Read the rest of the post!