Air travel is disorienting. This is why, given the chance like the one that the Mountain Collective pass offers, I’ll drive anywhere. After our last day at Alta, Sesko dropped me off at SLC International Airport, and as he drove into the salt flats of western Utah, I slung my boots over my shoulder and… Read the rest of the post!
Connected ski areas provide many benefits for skiers and riders looking to extend their fun, and the ability to access multiple mountains from one set of lifts can lead to a great vacation. However, ski area interconnects often lead to debates about economic expansion and environmental protection. As a result, they often take decades to… Read the rest of the post!
Leaving Alta was an emotional experience. Descending out of Little Cottonwood is always a tough move (especially after a storm), but this time was different and more complex. After ten days on the road, we had finally hit a groove: the stresses of our professional and personal lives had magically dissipated, our legs and lungs… Read the rest of the post!
This past Winter, many of you lived out your dreams of skiing and riding at four legendary resorts on one badass pass with The Mountain Collective: Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. You might’ve skied the Baldy Chutes at Alta. Or maybe you’ve explored Burnt Mountain for the first time at Aspen/Snowmass. Perhaps… Read the rest of the post!
The first thing I saw was the wok. Granted, there is nothing quite like walking off a plane in a distant city and meeting an old friend at the curbside. Brother Sesko looked happy behind the wheel of his Subaru, like only a man driving free into the mountains can. His 188 Line Prophets with… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: Liftopia travel bloggers Michael Ames and Michael Sesko have just embarked on the road trip of a lifetime. In a mere two weeks, they’ll be hitting up all four Mountain Collective resorts: Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Alta and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. They’ll be documenting their journey right here on the Liftopia blog in a… Read the rest of the post!
Winter is coming. It’s on the brain of anxious Game of Thrones fans but ski resort operators have been waiting for this since the last flakes fell in the Spring. Resorts have a slew of new buildings, features and services they’ve been working on for the 2012/2013 season. Now that new snow is falling, they… Read the rest of the post!
You may or may not have heard about The Mountain Collective Giveaway we launched last Tuesday. If you haven’t, you’re in luck – we’re going to give you five solid reasons to enter for your chance to win the greatest pass in the history of skiing for you and a friend! 5. It’s a little… Read the rest of the post!
Every skier and rider has their bucket list of resorts they have to ski before they die. For me growing up, it was Whistler. There was something that seemed so foreign and exotic about skiing up there and I always aspired to make it there one day. I finally got the opportunity a few winters… Read the rest of the post!
One of the best parts of working at Liftopia is that we’re headquartered in San Francisco, just a few hour drive from Lake Tahoe and short flight (or road trip) from Mammoth. We, along with a sizeable San Francisco subculture, are constantly yapping about what’s up for the coming season. It already snowed in early… Read the rest of the post!