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26 Killer Gifts for Skiers & Riders to Ring in the New Year Right

by Troy Hawks

When I got skis for Christmas, it was one of the best presents ever. They weren’t exactly new, and they were a little too short, but I didn’t notice a thing. I had skis, and mom and dad were awesome…. Read More →

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How to Stay Warm on the Slopes: Baselayers

by David Sandel

Because you know I’m all about that base, ‘bout that base, base-layer. That was horribly cheesy, but for real, let’s talk about baselayers. Even when it’s warm out and I see people skiing in hoodies (or late spring when guys… Read More →

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Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

by David Sandel

Despite the name of this influential snowboarding technology, no magnets are actually used in the making of magne-traction edges. Which is sort of a bummer because then we might be a little bit closer to those hover boards in Back… Read More →

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Top 10 New Skis For The 2015 Season

by Jason Whitehouse

Whether you’re in the market for new skis or just looking to keep with up the newest technologies, the 2014-15 season brings with it some of the most innovative gear yet! We’ve put together this list of our top picks… Read More →

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Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

by Kristen Lummis

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 →

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Ski Boot Buying 101: Fit Is The New Sexy

by Erika Wiggins

My favorite shoes are neither cute nor sexy and I typically can’t wait to take them off at the end of the day. I spent a lot money and time choosing these oh-so-clunky kicks but they reward me every time… Read More →

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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market: A Gear Nerd’s Top 10 Picks

by Erika Wiggins

My challenge: Choosing 10 items worthy of a closer look at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. So many outdoor companies have “stepped up their game” with new innovations or improvements this year, it was mind boggling to pick the… Read More →

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How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

by Katie Coakley

Ah, the shot ski. This particular instrument of revelry (or torture, depending on your height) is possibly the second best use for a ski and an excellent way to immortalize those classic boards that you just can’t seem to part with…. Read More →

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Ski Gear & Apparel Preview For 2014/15

by Eric Wagnon

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner. Ski gear and apparel companies generally put new products in stores… Read More →

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10 Ways to Repurpose Your Ski Gear

by Katie Coakley

There comes a time in every skier and snowboarder’s life where you have to say goodbye to the ones you love. Maybe it’s the 10 year-old Volant Machetes that lasted through the good times and are now relegated to late-season… Read More →