A fifth-generation native of Western Colorado, Kristen Lummis has been skiing almost as long as she’s been walking. She grew up skiing at Powderhorn, Aspen/Snowmass and Telluride and still loves to make turns with her family at those resorts and many others. Kristen claims she’s never had a bad ski day and makes it a point to discover the hidden charms of every mountain she explores. The ski mom behind BraveSkiMom.com, a popular resource for skiing and outdoor families, Kristen can also be found at other publications including Women’s Adventure Magazine, Colorado Ski Country’s Club Colorado blog and MTN Town Magazine. She is a member of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association. You can follow Kristen on Twitter @BraveSkiMom and on Facebook at braveskimom.

$10,000 Skis from Swiss Maker zai skis & Women’s Specific Boards from Coalition Snow

When I think about building skis, I think about sandwiches. Skis, like sandwiches have a base and a top sheet, with a laminated wood core in the middle and a combination of composite layers to add stability and character. Most… Read More →


Zack Giffin: Living Tiny, Skiing Large

Imagine living in, and skiing out of, a house that’s only 112 square feet. While you might jokingly think that this tiny house is not much larger than your ski boot bag, professional skier Zack Giffin does just that, sometimes… 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 →


North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs

Love to ski bumps? So do we, so this fall we went in search of “North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs.” Although hardly scientific, we put out calls on social media asking skiers and snowboarders to name their favorite bump runs. We… Read More →


Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

Remember spring? It was only a few months ago. Maybe you were still skiing in April and May, or maybe your season had ended, but here at Liftopia, we offered you some advice, gently suggesting that you wax and tune… Read More →


How To Care For & Store Your Ski Gear In The Off-Season

The end of ski season always brings me mixed emotions. On the one hand, I hate to see winter go. Yet, on the other, I’m happily anticipating summer. Still in between the fun of winter and summer there lies something… Read More →


10 Minutes with Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year, Jake Ziemski

There are a lot of ski patrollers in Colorado. With 26 resorts, and tens of thousands of skiable acres in the state, it takes a lot of professionals in red coats to keep everyone safe. Each year, Colorado Ski Country… Read More →

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Valentine’s Day at a Ski Resort: How to Win A Skier’s Heart with Sugar

About 20 years ago, it’s hard to remember exactly which year it was, a young California couple was skiing at Squaw Valley. It was Valentine’s Day. The skiing was suitably fantastic, and this young couple was, quite possibly, in love…. Read More →

Edie Thys Morgan

Ten Minutes with Edie Thys Morgan: Olympian, Writer & Mom

Edie Thys Morgan was a member of the US Ski Team during the late 1980s and early 1990s. A downhill specialist, she competed in two Olympics, the 1988 Calgary games and the 1992 Albertville games. She’s also a mom and… Read More →

Ski Town Cocktails

Festive Holiday Cocktails & Beer For Ringing in the New Year

What are you doing on this fine New Year’s Eve? Skiing? Riding? Sharing a champagne toast with friends? Whether you’re out on snow or planning to live it up tonight, we’re in a festive mood here at Liftopia, with plans… Read More →