1. Have an awesome family. When we suddenly found ourselves in the family way, our biggest fear was that the life was over and ski adventures would be the first casualty. So, last month, we invited a crew of our favourite people to share a long weekend with us in a ski cabin at Silver… Read the rest of the post!
The first thing I saw was the wok. Granted, there is nothing quite like walking off a plane in a distant city and meeting an old friend at the curbside. Brother Sesko looked happy behind the wheel of his Subaru, like only a man driving free into the mountains can. His 188 Line Prophets with… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: Liftopia travel bloggers Michael Ames and Michael Sesko have just embarked on the road trip of a lifetime. In a mere two weeks, they’ll be hitting up all four Mountain Collective resorts: Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Alta and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. They’ll be documenting their journey right here on the Liftopia blog in a… Read the rest of the post!
The snow is starting to fall in parts of North America and full-on winter is right around the corner, so it is time to start thinking about all things icy: Do I need a new jacket? Where did I stash those goggles? Is it gonna be Utah, Colorado, Montana or B.C. this February? And of… Read the rest of the post!
Last winter, after years of ignoring Buttermilk, home to the X-Games, I skied there with a friend on a powder day. “You’ll love it,” she promised. “No one will be there we’ll have fresh tracks all day.” She didn’t lie. We had a great day. The only bummer was the excruciatingly slow Tiehack lift. As… Read the rest of the post!
Ever wondered how to make the most of a ski lesson? Blue cruisers can be the scariest trails on the mountain for me personally. My fear is not a matter of terrain; it’s the other skiers. On the resort’s most-crowded runs, perpetual intermediates know just enough— or at least can ski fast enough– to be… Read the rest of the post!
“Getting there” may be half the fun, but when it comes to a ski vacation; the only journey that matters is how fast we can go from summit to base. And maximizing precious time on the slopes can’t be accomplished if we’re stuck at an airport, wasting away the hours in transit, or waiting for… Read the rest of the post!