The Ski Bum Guide: Lifestyle of the Poor and Nameless

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You finally did it. You’ve been hired at a resort to live out your dreams of skiing daily or you’ve saved up enough to convert your truck into a winter-home-on-wheels so you can hit as many ski areas as possible…. Read More →

Favorite Ski Trails in New England


New England skiing has never been better. Snowmaking technology has almost eliminated the infamous northeastern patch of ice; high-speed quads take you to the peaks in record time; synthetic fibers like capilene, polypro, and polar fleece keep you as warm… Read More →

Canada: Off The Beaten Track


Canada is a nation that’s big on skiing. It is home to North America’s biggest ski area at Whistler Blackcomb; it has several of the top five places for ‘biggest lift-served-vertical’ in North America, including the biggest at Revelstoke; it… Read More →

14 Ski Resort Events Delivering Holiday Cheer This Season


‘Tis the season for skiing powder! Oh, and the holidays are upon us as well. I’d rather bury my head in the snow than deal with shopping and, luckily, there are some festive events taking place at ski resorts across… Read More →

Get in My Belly: Unique Foods at Ski Resorts


It’s the middle of the day and you’ve been pounding powder since the lifts opened. Though your super-human stamina allows you to continue the crushing until the sun sets, your stomach is yodeling louder than the guy in the Ricola… Read More →

The Life of an Avy Dog


I want to be reincarnated as an avalanche rescue dog. I mean think about it: You get to hit the slopes pretty much every day of the season, you and your best friend are always the first ones on the… Read More →

Give The Gift Of Ski This Holiday Season

by / November 25, 2014 / liftopia, Ski, Ski & Snowboard, Snowboard

Socks? Scented candles? The funny gift that’s not actually funny? Let’s face it. At one time or another, we’ve all received gifts we weren’t too thrilled about. This year, we’re making it easy to give your family and friends something… Read More →

Zack Giffin: Living Tiny, Skiing Large


Imagine living in, and skiing out of, a house that’s only 112 square feet. While you might jokingly think that this tiny house is not much larger than your ski boot bag, professional skier Zack Giffin does just that, sometimes… Read More →

A Day In The Life Of A Ski Patroller


I started skiing at the age of 6. When I think back to my early days of skiing (rope tows, T-bars and all), I remember seeing those Ski Patrol guys (and girls) and thought, Wouldn’t it be neat to be… Read More →

Skiing in the Shadow of Zeus: Warren Miller’s Battle with The Gods


Loaded horses plod along the village’s ancient cobblestone paths. A woman, hunched with age, looks on with an inquisitive but smiling gaze. It’s not every day that brightly-clad skiers from North America travel through her tiny hometown. This is Greece,… Read More →