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.

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 →

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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 →

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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 →


Talking with Ted Ligety: The 2014 Season, Sochi, Advice for Young Racers and More

In 2013, Ted Ligety took over the world, or at least the World Cup. First, he won six giant slalom races earning his fourth Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom title. Second, at the World Championships, Ligety won gold in… Read More →

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10 Best Views From Gondolas in North America

What does a great view mean to you?  Earlier this month, we asked our followers on social media to help us make a list of the ten Best Views From Gondolas in North America. The response was immediate, enthusiastic and… Read More →


The Best Boot Bags: One Ski Mom’s Opinion

Boot bags are more than just bags for boots. If it were simply a matter of transporting your boots to the car and driving to the resort, you wouldn’t need a bag. You could throw you boots in the back… Read More →

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Four Ways to Save Big On Pre-Season Gear Purchases

If  you’re reading this, chances are you’re a skier or snowboarder who likes to save money. Well you’re in the right place. Not only can you find great deals on lift tickets here at Liftopia.com, but we’ve got the story… Read More →