Ski Safety: Tips To Protect Skiers & Riders On The Slopes


Why do we love to snowboard and ski? That’s a silly question with an easy answer: because it’s fun. A significant contributor to the fun of downhill snowsports is the sensation of sliding down the hill, in control but at speeds… Read More →

6 Hacks for Saving Money This Ski Season


Equipment, gear, lodging, lift tickets. The costs can add up. But do not despair! There are still simple ways to ski on a budget. Ladies and gentlemen, don your Guy Fawkes mask: it’s time to democratize skiing with these 6 ways… Read More →

‘Ja-Pow’ Means Powder Skiing in Japan


The Land of the Rising Sun has a rising reputation in the ski world. Although Japan hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics, the island nation’s international standing as a recreational ski destination has only started to make a huge… Read More →

7 New Year’s Resolutions For Skiers & Riders


2015 is officially here! If you’re still flip-flopping between resolutions or finding that some are way too hard to stick to, go ahead and trade out those boring New Year’s resolutions for something a little more fun! Here’s a list of seven… Read More →

Ski Dads: 4 Tips For Skiing With Little Ones


A couple of winters ago, when my sons were 4 and 6, I took them skiing at a big mountain where we hadn’t skied before. My wife was out of town so it was just the three of us. We… Read More →

MLK Weekend: Day Off, Ski On!


Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) weekend is traditionally a big ski weekend. Not only does the holiday guarantee you an extra day of skiing, but it’s also right at the time when the ski season is in high gear and… Read More →

10 Best “Snow” Beers (And a Few for the Lifts)

by / January 2, 2015 / liftopia

When the temperatures plummet and the days grow shorter, it’s scientifically proven that the body goes into “cold weather” mode. Much like the mighty grizzly bear stocking up for the long winter months, we are drawn to comfort foods like… Read More →

Up Your Upper Body Game: An In-Season Workout


If you kept up with your pre-ski season workouts and want to maintain fitness through the season, or if you’re in resolution mode with 2015 upon us, this workout can help you keep things interesting when you’re not on the… Read More →

Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet: Resolve To Ski & Ride


With New Year’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about resolutions. Haven’t nailed yours down yet? You’re not alone! Each year, we all try to select resolutions that make us healthier, happier, and an all-around better… Read More →

$10,000 Skis from Swiss Maker zai skis & Women’s Specific Boards from Coalition Snow


When I think about building skis, I think about sandwiches. Skis, like sandwiches have a base and a top sheet, with a laminated wood core in the middle and a combination of composite layers to add stability and character. Most… Read More →