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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 →

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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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 →

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Tips for Couples Hitting the Slopes Together

by Gina Tarnacki

Skiing or snowboarding with your significant other may sound like a good recipe for romance: cuddling on chairlifts, enjoying hot cocoa (or a beer) together in the chalet, serenely smiling at each other as you swiftly careen down the mountainside…… Read More →

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Sidecountry Skiing Kit

by Mike Soucy

Editor’s Note: Sidecountry skiing can be just as dangerous as backcountry skiing! The advice contained in this article is one expert skier’s opinion, and we don’t recommend going out of bounds until you’ve had the proper training and experience with… Read More →

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Alaska Airlines’ Tips On How To Plan & What To Pack For A Ski Trip

by Alaska Airlines

Skis? Check. Boots? Check. Pants, jacket, goggles, and gloves? Check. Skiers and snowboarder alike know that trips to the mountain require packing large equipment, bulky clothing, and a ton of accessories. Consequently, not planning correctly can mean more unexpected baggage… Read More →

Why I Ski the East

by Steve Jermanok

Stephen Jermanok Opinionated Yankee Ski Bum Boston, MA   Western Ski Snobs Those of You Who Can’t Stop Talking About Western Ski Resorts Anywhere, U.S.A. Dear Western Ski Snobs: Lo and behold it’s winter again, that special time of year… Read More →

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Ski Resort Projects in the Alps: What’s New for 2013-2014

by Patrick Thorne

North America is about two and a half times the size of Europe, and yet Europe has about four times as many ski areas as North America. So it should be no surprise that many of Europe’s ski areas sit… Read More →