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Copper Mountain Resort Guide

by Red Rainey

Copper Mountain’s entire ethos is about having maximum amount of fun possible while you’re on their turf. They’ve got a world-class gem of a mountain, cutting edge off-snow facilities and a super-friendly vibe from the ground up. Be sure to… Read More →

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Your Desire To Ski Might Be In Your Genes

by Lisa Richardson

Cynthia Thomson, a climbing and skiing fanatic fresh from several seasons in Banff, wanted to know: are we hard-wired to ski? After being challenged by her UBC doctoral supervisor, genetics researcher Dr. Jim Rupert, she turned her inquiring mind towards… Read More →

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Innovations in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs

by Dave Belin

Ask people to describe their first day on skis or a snowboard and you’ll likely get a variety of adjectives: exciting, fun, and thrilling, but also scary, frustrating, and intimidating. Ski area managers and snowsports school directors would rather hear… Read More →

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Pro Skier Chris Benchetler: 11 Questions on Art & Skiing

by Gina Bégin

Long before Chris Benchetler was in love with skiing, he was drawing lines. Luckily, he kept up with both disciplines because the lines he drew now grace his namesake skis, the Bent Chetler. Working hand-in-hand with Atomic, Chris’ latest incarnation of… Read More →

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6 Things You Don’t Even Realize You’re Doing Wrong With Your Skiing

by Lisa Richardson

When I taught skiing, the most common question I’d hear from clients, no matter what their level of proficiency, was: “So, what am I doing wrong?” Well, that would be the first thing you’re doing wrong. 1. Worrying about what… Read More →

Ten Ways to Avoid the Crowds, Even on the Busiest Week

10 Ways to Avoid the Crowds, Even on the Busiest Week

by Lisa Richardson

If you want to be assured of an awesome experience, the safest approach is usually to follow the crowd. (Have you ever eaten at a restaurant that’s completely deserted? Chances are the food, the service, and/or your overall dining experience… Read More →

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Ski Rental Tips: Setting Up For A Good Day On The Slopes

by Annie Agle

One of the saddest things to see on the ski hill is a would-be-skier on a bad rental set-up. Skiing is a gear intensive sport and having the right equipment can make or break a successful ski vacation. To bring… Read More →

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4 Fierce Pro Skiers — And Oh Yes; They’re Women!

by Gina Bégin

We’re often celebrated for our looks. Sure, we look better than the average guy in a bikini and our bare midriffs might turn more heads, but did you know that the female gender can also rip a mountain in two,… Read More →

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What to Tell Your Ski Pro to Get the Most out of Your Lessons

by Lisa Richardson

My hairdresser has a set of business cards sitting at her station, just in front of the mirror, offering the services of a registered clinical counselor. I laugh every time I see it – evidently I’m not the only person… Read More →

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How To Pace Yourself During an 8-hour Day on the Slopes

by Mark Crone

You may be reading this post/article because you are a fan of the Liftopia Blog and you’re reading through various posts. I like it too because of the great tips, advice and information. But you may have come to this… Read More →