What’s your idea of getting ready for the ski season? Do you just grab your skis at the first big snow of the year and go? Do you have some kind of fitness routine to get ready for the rigours of skiing? As a Canadian Ski Patroller, I start getting ready for the ski season… Read the rest of the post!
Outdoor recreation, scenic views, clean air, and a natural mountain environment are just some of the great benefits of having ski areas as our playgrounds. What’s better than a clear mountain view on a sunny day on the slopes? But running ski lifts, operating snowmaking equipment, powering lights for night skiing, running a grooming fleet,… Read the rest of the post!
Winter is coming! It’s already mid-October and most North American ski resorts will be spinning the lifts soon. It can be hard to get out of the summer mindset, but it’s time to get ready with exercise & nutrition via The Feed. Eight weeks from now it’ll be mid-December and you’ll be kicking yourself if you’re… Read the rest of the post!
Lets face it, the best place to get great powder photos, is in the backcountry. The further away from the crowds, the better the snow. However, getting there with a big pack full of camera and backcountry gear, is sometimes easier said than done. I’m a huge fan of going as light as possible. It… Read the rest of the post!
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!
The Basics: Born and raised in Park City, Utah. Grew up skiing since the age of two, love being outside! Name: Alex Schlopy Fight Name: Rob. Just kidding. I don’t have one…Haha. (I guess he’s more of a lover…) Age: 21 Location: Park City, UT Role Model: Anyone who’s truly happy Pet of Choice: Turtle… Read the rest of the post!
Head into the mountains of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming or even British Columbia and chances are you’ll see gray interspersed with the green. In some cases, you’ll see giant swaths of land that have been cleared, leaving the mountainside looking like a kid with a bad buzz cut. The source of this extreme landscaping? The mountain… Read the rest of the post!
Colorado native Meg Olenick started skiing when she was two years old, and she now has one of the strongest rail games in the women’s circuit. Her smooth slopestyle runs landed her on the podium at The Aspen Open at age 17, earned her a spot on the U.S. Freeskiing team after graduating from the… Read the rest of the post!
Professional snowboarder and New York native Justin Morgan stopped by the Liftopia HQ a few weeks back, and we got to ask him some questions! From his first day on a snowboard to the upcoming road to the Olympics, we got the inside scoop. Here’s what we learned! Did you learn to ski first, or… Read the rest of the post!
Lindsey Vonn may be regarded within the ski world as the greatest American alpine racer in history. Among the general public, however, she is perhaps better known as golfer Tiger Woods’ girlfriend. In the past year, Vonn has appeared with Woods on the cover of Us Magazine and has even been a top search term… Read the rest of the post!