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 Gondola views in North America. The response was immediate, enthusiastic and diverse, with 35 resorts mentioned. Most respondents nominated a specific lift, but some took a more… Read the rest of the post!
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 of the car with your coat, your helmet, your gloves, your glove liners, your hand… Read the rest of the post!
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 on how to save money on ski and snowboard gear. Let’s get right to it.… Read the rest of the post!
I’m not one for body armor. While I always wear a helmet when I ski or bike, my taste in sports tends to run toward puffy jackets and cute running skirts. Yet here I was with my family, dressed in head-to-toe padding, boarding the Elk Camp gondola at Snowmass, Colorado with our downhill biking coach,… Read the rest of the post!
July is a busy month. The height of the North American summer, it kicks off with Independence Day in the United States and by month-end many kids are starting their countdown to a new school year. Of all the months, July should be the most carefree with trips to the beach, the pool, and, of… 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!
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!
When organized skiing began on Colorado’s Snowmass Mountain in 1963, it’s unlikely those early skiers, dreamers and developers could imagine how large and comprehensive the resort would become. In 1963, the mountain didn’t even have chairlifts. Those wouldn’t be installed until 1967, when the resort officially opened. For those first few seasons, skiers accessed the… Read the rest of the post!
Looking for a resort off the beaten path this winter? Maybe your kids really rip and you’re looking for a fun challenge? Maybe you’ve got tiny tots who want to ride like mom and dad? Or maybe you’re looking for a skiing-centric family retreat for a day or a weekend? Here are three resorts that… Read the rest of the post!
As much as I love mountains in winter, I admit that there is something special about an alpine summer. The rugged and austere landscape softens in the warm light. The forest understory bursts to life, a play on variations in green, dotted with startling color. Birds and animals return and even the insects are colorful… Read the rest of the post!