A Sad Time of Year It’s a sad time of year. A few days ago I cleaned out the pockets of my snowboard jacket and pants, folded them up, and put them on the back of the top shelf in my closet. For many of us the season is over. As I mourned the passing… Read the rest of the post!
I’m a travel writer. In my industry there’s a widely accepted method for finding a great restaurant in a city you’ve never been to. Look for the restaurant where the locals are lined up out the door, and go there. You may not know what the restaurant serves, but by the time you leave, you’ll… Read the rest of the post!
For two days at Alta, there was a rainbow around the sun. It’s called a sun dog, or a parhelion for weather nerds. Sun dogs are especially common in cold weather and at high altitude, and at Alta, the wind literally glowed with the reflections of floating ice crystals that swirled around us even on… Read the rest of the post!
Have you ever dreamed of skiing and riding some of the most renowned and sought after ski areas in the Western United States? If so, you’re not the only one. Matt Gibson, one of the newest members of the Liftopia blog team and writer behind About.com‘s snowboarding guide, and photographer Emilie Warden are making their ski… Read the rest of the post!
Utah claims to have The Greatest Snow on Earth ®. The state has even copyrighted the phrase, which is why I had to put that little registered trademark symbol next to it. That’s some pretty big talk for the a state that shares a border with Colorado, one of the places in the USA (if… Read the rest of the post!
There’s an old adage you hear often from people living in ski country – “I came for the winter, but I stayed for the summer” and this is certainly the case for many, if not the majority of Park City residents. Of course, the same is bantered around by snowsports loving people who landed in… Read the rest of the post!
While skiing, snowboarding, drinking, eating, shopping, drinking, fireside chats, snowmobiling, drinking, and drinking are all integral and incredibly enjoyable facets of the ski/après ski experience, there are times when I get tired of listening to my buddies brag about their backside 540s and how many beers they were able to fit in a bathtub. When… Read the rest of the post!
For destination skiers and boarders headed to the West, three major hubs—Colorado, Utah, and Lake Tahoe— provide many of the most popular choices. Excellent resorts such as Sun Valley, Taos and Big Sky do shine outside those three resort concentrations. Nonetheless, travelers find Colorado, Utah and Tahoe particularly accessible thanks to major airports in Denver,… Read the rest of the post!
Some things just grow old and some things just grow better. For 40 years Utah’s Snowboard Ski and Summer Resort has not only grown bigger and better, but has perfected the art of never completely taming itself. While expanding terrain, adding lifts and cutting smoother trails, Snowbird still works hard to make the off-piste both… Read the rest of the post!