Editor’s Note: This post was written by Nathalie Couët, one of Go Girl’s contributing writers. Our first snowfall hit Québec this past week, and while everyone is whining about the cold, I’m just daydreaming about riding some powder on my snowboard: the one I’ve had for the past ten years that just doesn’t ride like it… Read the rest of the post!
Politics aside, if history has taught us anything it’s that wearing a helmet, be it on the slopes or on a ride, is a pretty good idea. Active Junky has found a few nifty picks for the upcoming season that will not only keep you from cooking your noodle but make you look darn stylish… Read the rest of the post!
Right now, you are probably daydreaming about the sweet lines you want to rip this winter, the new boards you are hoping Santa will bring you, or how cool you will look in the sweet puffy you just bought. But what do beginner skiers and snowboarders daydream about? Mostly not being cold, not getting hurt,… Read the rest of the post!
Ted Ligety could be the most likely among U.S. ski racers to bring home more than one medal from the Winter Olympics next February. The versatile reigning world-champion in three events plans to compete in the Olympic super G, giant slalom, slalom and super combined. Hoping to bring home more golden hardware from Sochi, the… Read the rest of the post!
Have you ever taken the time to think about how many ski areas you’ve been to in your life? Whether or not you’ve been to more mountains than your friends & family members? Or maybe whether or not you’ve been to more than some Olympians? Here at the Liftopia HQ, we think about these things.… Read the rest of the post!
Skis and snowboards are being waxed and tuned. The snowflakes are beginning to fly. Resorts are opening one by one across the country. All of these signals are telling us one thing – Winter is right around the corner! To celebrate, the Liftopia crew is hitting the road to throw ski season kickoff parties across… Read the rest of the post!
The week after Columbus Day is usually peak season for viewing the fall colors in New England. Seeing the leaves on maples turn crimson, gold, orange, and pink is a joyous celebration of the season in these parts. But there’s a problem with the usual driving tour–one of you has to take the wheel while… 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!
Now that freeskiing slopestyle has been added to the upcoming Winter Olympics, Grete Eliassen likely will go from Winter X Games star to U.S. Winter Olympian. A six-time medalist at the Winter X Games, Eliassen also starred in the 2010 ski-film featuring female athletes called “Say My Name.” During filming, she set a world record… Read the rest of the post!