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2013/14 Snow Report: Where the Snow Fell This Season

by Joel Gratz

Meteorologists can’t always make an accurate prediction, but we’re quite good at analyzing what has happened in the past. And since I find seasonal snow forecasts unreliable, lets stop predicting and instead look back at the 2013-2014 season to see… Read More →

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10 Minutes with Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year, Jake Ziemski

by Kristen Lummis

There are a lot of ski patrollers in Colorado. With 26 resorts, and tens of thousands of skiable acres in the state, it takes a lot of professionals in red coats to keep everyone safe. Each year, Colorado Ski Country… Read More →

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Family Ski Trips in Colorado To Fit Any Budget

by Eric Wagnon

For families who seek out the cold weather and snow, planning ski trips together can be costly. However, different ski areas can match varying family budgets. For example, Aspen/Snowmass and Ski Cooper can provide family-ski Colorado vacations on different ends… Read More →

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Parents: You Can Still Ski On Your Family Ski Trip

by Keryn Means

Coat, hat, mittens, extra socks, goggles, helmet, snow pants, skis. Oh and a base layer. He will need a base layer. Does he need a packed lunch? I can’t remember if they feed him there. I should look it up…. Read More →

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Snow Report: The State of the Snow

by Joel Gratz

We’re more than half way through the season, so let’s look back at the last few months to see what mountains have had the most snow. While I love the east coast (I grew up there), and they’ve been having… Read More →

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SIA Snow Show Previews Next Season’s Great Gear

by Eric Wagnon

The “kid in a candy store” cliché gets tossed around a lot at the annual SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Unfortunately for the general public, the “kids” are limited to about 20,000… Read More →

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Top Ski Resorts for Foursquare Check-ins

by Dave Belin

It seems like skiers and snowboarders have many different (and sometimes passionate) opinions about the best ski resort in the US. Which has the best steeps? The lightest powder? The coolest vibe? The most killer après-ski? We can argue about… Read More →

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Wacky Winter Festivals & Carnivals

by Steve Jermanok

If you love Paris in the springtime, then you’ll adore Quebec City in the wintertime, where, for 17 days, the party never stops. Quebec’s Winter Carnival is the largest in the world, attracting more than one million people. I was… Read More →

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Festive Holiday Cocktails & Beer For Ringing in the New Year

by Kristen Lummis

What are you doing on this fine New Year’s Eve? Skiing? Riding? Sharing a champagne toast with friends? Whether you’re out on snow or planning to live it up tonight, we’re in a festive mood here at Liftopia, with plans… Read More →

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Après and After: The Best Winter Colorado Beers for Celebrating the Snow

by Katie Coakley

While many people spend their winters craving the white stuff (fresh snow, that is), we prefer to seek out the dark stuff (beer, that is). When the cold temperatures start to evoke thoughts like “Where are my gloves?” to the… Read More →