Fact: The air at 13,000’ (the top of Arapahoe Basin) has the same percentage of oxygen as the air in Manhattan. However, as you go up in elevation, atmospheric pressure decreases, delivering less oxygen per breath to our red blood cells. It’s the increase in our red blood cells over time that helps us adjust… Read the rest of the post!
This season’s ski films are out and there are some real game changers. From the technical wizardry of Into the Mind, to the emotionally powerful, McConkey, this year’s line-up was both diverse and challenging. Valhalla by Sweetgrass Productions Sweetgrass took an alternative approach and added a narrative component, which worked well with their signature stylized… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Nathalie Couët, one of Go Girl’s contributing writers. Our first snowfall hit Québec this past week, and while everyone is whining about the cold, I’m just daydreaming about riding some powder on my snowboard: the one I’ve had for the past ten years that just doesn’t ride like it… Read the rest of the post!
Politics aside, if history has taught us anything it’s that wearing a helmet, be it on the slopes or on a ride, is a pretty good idea. Active Junky has found a few nifty picks for the upcoming season that will not only keep you from cooking your noodle but make you look darn stylish… Read the rest of the post!
Right now, you are probably daydreaming about the sweet lines you want to rip this winter, the new boards you are hoping Santa will bring you, or how cool you will look in the sweet puffy you just bought. But what do beginner skiers and snowboarders daydream about? Mostly not being cold, not getting hurt,… Read the rest of the post!
Ted Ligety could be the most likely among U.S. ski racers to bring home more than one medal from the Winter Olympics next February. The versatile reigning world-champion in three events plans to compete in the Olympic super G, giant slalom, slalom and super combined. Hoping to bring home more golden hardware from Sochi, the… Read the rest of the post!
Have you ever taken the time to think about how many ski areas you’ve been to in your life? Whether or not you’ve been to more mountains than your friends & family members? Or maybe whether or not you’ve been to more than some Olympians? Here at the Liftopia HQ, we think about these things.… Read the rest of the post!
We had the chance to catch up with Taylor Fletcher, a Steamboat native and member of the U.S. Nordic Combined team. Taylor achieved his first World Cup podium last season and then went on to earn his first team World Ski Championships medal with a bronze at Val di Fiemme, Italy. From his favorite breakfast foods… Read the rest of the post!
With every new ski season comes new technologies that promise to let you skip the bunny hill and fly down the slopes in bigger ways. Some companies are really killing it with the gotta-have-it-now innovations, and so we have gathered five of our favorite earth-shattering, game changing skis for 2014 (along with one bonus brand… Read the rest of the post!
Old man winter has taken over the thermostat. Temperatures are dropping around the northern hemisphere and mountains are starting to see a few flakes of snow. All too soon ski lifts chairs will be moving up the mountain, bringing ski enthusiasts, young and old, into a magical winter wonderland. If you have little ones now… Read the rest of the post!