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World's Biggest Ski Areas

The World’s Biggest Ski Areas

by Patrick Thorne

Does size matter in a ski area?  I’ve been collecting numbers from thousands of ski areas around the world for several decades and am still unsure of the answer. For obvious reasons, a big ski area is great for frequent… Read More →

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The Impact of the Winter Olympics on US Ski Areas

by Dave Belin

The 2014 Winter Olympics have seen incredible performances from US athletes, particularly in the various downhill snowsports events: alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, and freestyle snowboarding.  Millions of Americans watch the games on TV, providing an incredibly valuable level of exposure… Read More →

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Go with the Pros: 5 Olympic Winter Get Away Destinations

by Go Girl

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Joanna Farley, one of the writers for Go Girl. With the Sochi Winter Olympics underway, it’s time for us all to dust off our fantasies about being a great Olympian and cheer on our favorite… Read More →

The Sochi Olympic Legacy

The Legacy of the Sochi Olympics

by Patrick Thorne

So it is almost Opening Ceremony Day for the Sochi Olympics! Widely believed to be the most expensive Olympics yet, the guesstimated $50 billion price tag easily overtakes the cost of the Beijing summer games and is nearly 15 times… Read More →

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Weekend Warrior Tips: 4 Stops to Make on the Way to the Mountains

by Dan Sawaya

I’ve been making the four-hour drive from the Bay Area to Tahoe almost every Winter weekend since I was a little kid. My dad grew up skiing in Utah and he raised a skiing family in California. With two generations… Read More →

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Après Ski in Salt Lake City: Get Fed and Watered in Utah’s Capital

by Go Girl

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Erin Brown, one of the writers for Go Girl. For the first 17 years of my life, every ski day at Snowbird ended the same way: excavating a plastic grocery bag stuffed with a… Read More →

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Top Ski Resorts for Foursquare Check-ins

by Dave Belin

It seems like skiers and snowboarders have many different (and sometimes passionate) opinions about the best ski resort in the US. Which has the best steeps? The lightest powder? The coolest vibe? The most killer après-ski? We can argue about… 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 →

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Wacky Winter Festivals & Carnivals

by Steve Jermanok

If you love Paris in the springtime, then you’ll adore Quebec City in the wintertime, where, for 17 days, the party never stops. Quebec’s Winter Carnival is the largest in the world, attracting more than one million people. I was… Read More →

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Festive Holiday Cocktails & Beer For Ringing in the New Year

by Kristen Lummis

What are you doing on this fine New Year’s Eve? Skiing? Riding? Sharing a champagne toast with friends? Whether you’re out on snow or planning to live it up tonight, we’re in a festive mood here at Liftopia, with plans… Read More →