In this edition of the Liftopia blog, I’m gonna help all of you first-timers gear up from the feet up so you’ll be able to spend more time on the slopes and less time worrying about wet, frozen clothing or ice-burned/sunburned skin. Here are a few tips to help you blend in on the hill.… Read the rest of the post!
Want to spend $1M on skiing? Here’s how you (and 4 friends!) can have the experience of your lives: First, purchase a $100,000 Great Canadian Heli Season Gold Pass for you and your four best friends. This entitles you to unlimited heli-skiing at all of the top Canadian spots. My favorite perk that you get with… Read the rest of the post!
There are all kinds of festivals throughout the summer season: music, wine, beer and even yoga to name a few. But let’s be real, what better way is there to spend a sunny summer day than at a beautiful mountain resort stuffing yourself with delicious food! I hereby declare the following as the best food and wine summer festivals hosted… Read the rest of the post!
There’s a ton of truth to that well-known maxim, Work hard. Play hard. And at Liftopia, we are not unfamiliar with it. In fact, we are constantly encouraged to take a break from the grind with weekly company happy hours & unlimited vacation. And, despite being an internet company AND a seemingly seasonal one, we’re… Read the rest of the post!
Unlike many of my colleagues here at Liftopia, my skiing career has been filled with several multi-year hiatuses. As a result, I have had the honor and privilege of taking multiple intro-level lessons over the course of three different decades. After all these years on the magic carpet, I can finally say I am an… 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!
Have you been taking skiing too seriously lately? If you can’t easily remember the last time you threw on a onesie or some stretchy pants then that’s a yes. And that’s too bad. Skiing is supposed to be fun! But have no fear, summer is here and there is plenty of time to search some… Read the rest of the post!
I drove through snow over Teton Pass on my way to to Jackson, Wyoming, with visions playing in my head of tight turns in steep sugary chutes. I had been told that it would be a weekend of partying, but I didn’t drive five hours in a mild blizzard over two mountain passes for a… Read the rest of the post!
We all know the actual act of skiing or riding is only a small portion of saying “I’m a skier” or “I ride.” There are so many other factors that we’ve covered in the Liftopia blog: Your gear, the après scene, your ‘look’, the music. But, you need to get to the hill in style,… Read the rest of the post!
Ohio native Pete Wagner, 36, first used his engineering degree at a company that made golf-club shafts tailored to a player’s swing characteristics. Skiing since the age of 3, Wagner figured the same custom mindset could work for ski production. He left the golf world, earned an M.B.A. at the University of Colorado, and started… Read the rest of the post!