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Liftopia Weekly Goods: Sept. 8, 2014

by RoseAnne Moises

Ok. So summer isn’t technically over yet, but if you’re like us, you’re already praying to Mother Nature for an early start to the season! In between your ritual pre-season snow dances, you’re dusting off your skis/snowboards, scanning the Internet… Read More →

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Ski Bums Pick: Canada’s Top 4 Most Livable Ski Towns

by Gina Bégin

When the question “Where’s the best ski town to live in year round?” was posed to a bunch of North American snow sport diehards, consensuses gathered around a few choice areas. These places cater to “graduated” ski bums who want… Read More →

Enduro Mountain Biking

5 Things You Need to Know About Enduro Mountain Biking (Now Trending On A Trail Near You)

by Lisa Richardson

Once you’ve written about 500 press releases, a hype-switch goes on in your brain that causes you to parse thoughts as headlines. So, in early August, when I stopped writing about enduro mountain biking for the Enduro World Series and… Read More →

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Resorts Encourage Kids To Get To The Slopes With Great Lift Ticket Prices

by Patrick Thorne

With an ageing population, ski areas know that it’s vital to get children involved in snowboarding and skiing if our sport is to live, thrive and survive in the long term. One of the challenges ski resorts face is how… Read More →

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Ski Bums Pick: The West’s Top 3 Most Livable Ski Towns

by Gina Bégin

When the question “Where’s the best ski town to live in year round?” was posed to a bunch of North American snow sport diehards, consensuses gathered around a few choice areas. These places cater to “graduated” ski bums who want… Read More →

PHOTO: Crystal Mountain Resort

What’s New At Ski Resorts For 2014-15?

by Dave Belin

While you’ve been mountain biking, enjoying the beach, or traveling this summer, your favorite ski area has been busy making improvements for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The summer is a critical time for construction projects that would either be too… Read More →

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5 Ski Resort Beer Festivals Not to Miss

by Erika Wiggins

Skiers dig beer. So it’s no surprise that a number of beer festivals are held at ski resorts. Most in the summer and fall, but occasionally one pops up while there’s snow still on the ground. Personally I love the… Read More →

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Six Of The World’s Best Sights In Skiing

by Patrick Thorne

The most important thing when going on a ski vacation is, of course, the skiing (or the boarding, if you’re that way inclined). Then there’s the weather, the snow, the scenery, the dining, the locals, the atmosphere, and the fun. … Read More →

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Tune In, Chill Out: The Soundtrack to My Favorite Mountain Towns

by Lisa Richardson

Music goes with mountains like singing nuns go with surly widows. Like gin goes with tonic, beer with patios, and ice cream with sticky fingers. It’s a sweet, but simple, Summer equation when the days get long, the grass gets… Read More →

Ski Europe: How To Plan Your First Trip & What To Expect

by Patrick Thorne

There are many things in North America that are bigger, and in some ways better, than in Europe.  And while the debate can continue eternally over which continent offers a better skiing experience, some facts are indisputable: There are bigger… Read More →