This is the time of year when ski areas are busy crunching their final numbers and measuring how the ski season went. Nationally and regionally, the 2012-13 winter was a big improvement from the season prior, but the numbers varied across different parts of the country. What are some of the most important figures that… Read the rest of the post!
Since I work for a company that sells lift tickets, I feel a bit traitorous writing about my recent experience helicopter skiing in Alaska…but since it was one of the best ski experiences I’ve ever had, I figured I’d risk possible termination to give you the skinny. Breathtaking mountains jutting out of glaciers, endless lines… Read the rest of the post!
Midwest skiing is never going offer the vertical you’ll find out West, but the heartland knows how to make the most of what it’s got. Just as scarcity can drive innovation in the general business world, Midwest ski resorts have been surprising leaders in the ski industry. For example, ski history’s first triple, quad and… Read the rest of the post!
Skiing Vermont can’t get much easier than following Route 100 to catch almost all the major ski areas. Starting with Mount Snow in the south and ending at Jay Peak up north, here’s what’s new and exciting at Vermont resorts for the 2011-12 season. Bromley Mountain Resort is celebrating its 75th anniversary and has added… Read the rest of the post!
Predicting the weather is a fool’s errand. Where else can you be considered great at your job when you get everything wrong 50% of the time? Major league batter, maybe, but not much else. Nonetheless, we are all dying to know: where is it gonna snow this season? And how much?! The 2010-11 winter season… Read the rest of the post!
Last week I shared my thoughts on how beneficial a ski lesson can be for skiers and boarders of all levels. Here are my top 10 tips on making the most of your investment in a lesson: Be willing to be uncomfortable for a bit when trying new techniques Many areas use a 1-to-9 ability-level scale with… Read the rest of the post!
From the eskimos, rumored to have dozens of words to describe snow (‘qanuk’ and ‘kanek’) to avalanche rescuers (‘sluff’ and ‘sastrugi’), there’s no lack of snow vocabulary out there, only a portion of which the average skier can make any sense of. Add skier talk to the list and you’ve got terms like ‘corduroy’, ‘glass’… Read the rest of the post!
It’s hard to believe we’ve been delivering deals on the slopes for more than five years. We decided to take look back through our data trove and look at savings trends over time to give you some insight into the best times and locations to find deals on the slopes. Plan Ahead. Sure you can walk… Read the rest of the post!
When we started Liftopia six years ago, our original idea was around providing a mechanism for ski resorts to post last minute deals in a centralized marketplace driven by things that keep people from heading up to the slopes – bad weather, crummy snow, high gas prices, etc. There were so many times when we… Read the rest of the post!
We know we’ve been out of touch for a while. We’ve missed you, but we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to bring you more resorts and deals in the 2011-2012 season. It’s only September, and we already have deals in at Alta, Snowbird, Attitash, Whiteface, Bolton Valley, Park City, Monarch, Mad River Glen,… Read the rest of the post!