First snow. The moment those first snowflakes fall, visions of winter days making turns down the mountain instantly take shape. I always get giddy inside thinking about what the season will bring. Lately I’ve been pondering the question of “Why I ski?” As a mom of two little boys (age two and four), skiing is… Read the rest of the post!
Professional snowboarder and New York native Justin Morgan stopped by the Liftopia HQ a few weeks back, and we got to ask him some questions! From his first day on a snowboard to the upcoming road to the Olympics, we got the inside scoop. Here’s what we learned! Did you learn to ski first, or… Read the rest of the post!
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a skier or snowboarder who likes to save money. Well you’re in the right place. Not only can you find great deals on lift tickets here at Liftopia.com, but we’ve got the story on how to save money on ski and snowboard gear. Let’s get right to it.… Read the rest of the post!
Professional snowboarder and Boston native Jonathan Cheever has competed in over 40 World Cups and is the 2011 National Champion. A plumber by night and snowboarder by day, Cheever consistently defines snowboardcross. We were able to chat with him, and here’s what we learned. Did you learn to ski first, or were you born a… Read the rest of the post!
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!
I unweighted my board and landed on my heel edge, and now again onto my toe edge, throwing turns quickly, rapidly, with purpose. I swept between trees, ducking under branches, willingly putting myself in danger on the face below Chair 22 at Mammoth Mountain. The dumping snow makes visibility imperfect, but after dropping down the… Read the rest of the post!
When I was hired as Liftopia’s Visual Designer in May 2012, I knew my ski-less days were numbered. As a native of Miami, Florida (home of only one season: HOT) snow sports were never really on my radar. In fact, the extent of my knowledge of the ski industry was limited to the Swiss posters… Read the rest of the post!
Snowboarding has always been a bit of a rebellious pursuit – “not your father’s sport” as they say. Using an alternative way to slide down the hill, most snowboarders also dressed differently and relished their defiant attitude. But over the past several years, the popularity of snowboarding has hit a plateau. Maybe you have seen… Read the rest of the post!
I’ve skied and ridden from Newfoundland to New Zealand, Vermont to Vancouver, Great Britain to British Columbia, and I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Here are my top ten laws for skiers & riders – newbies and core, alike. Never ride a new lift during its first week of operation. Never ever… Read the rest of the post!
As anyone who follows this blog knows, Liftopia and skiing in general generate a lot of data and statistics around skiing, lift tickets, and other information. In this post we’ll take a look at which state is the “Biggest Ski State.” The answer depends on how you measure it. This is the second post in… Read the rest of the post!