An Unofficial, Totally Random List of the Best Best Runs in North America

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Last week, I posted a totally random, unofficial and completely non-scientific list of North America’s favorite groomed runs, as determined from responses on social media. Today, I’m excited to unveil the Bumps portion of our poll. If You’re Thinking Bumps, You’re Thinking Colorado  At first, I thought something must be wrong. Almost every response we got from queries […]

An Unofficial, Totally Random List of the Best Groomed Ski Runs in North America

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I don’t care how much you love powder, bumps or chutes, there are times when nothing inspires so much as ripping perfect corduroy. In the spirit of finding North America’s best groomed runs, Liftopia.com and I put requests on social media for skiers and riders to share their favorites. Our sample was totally random, totally […]

Let Epic Mix Be Your Mountain Ski Guide, Plus Keep Your Phone Alive in the Cold

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I’ll admit it. I’m mostly anti-app when it comes to skiing When I first started skiing with an iPhone, I tried a couple of apps and didn’t really like them. One had too much focus on speed (a “mom-problem,” I know). One drained my battery too quickly. One posted to Facebook whether I wanted it […]

The Beast and The Best: Learn to Ski, Build Your Skills and Enjoy Killington, Vermont’s Biggest Resort

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Welcome to Killington, the Beast of the East. When you call yourself a “beast” there are certain standards that you have to meet. First, you need to be big. Check that. Killington is the big mountain in Vermont (a small state with an astounding amount of skiing – I count 19 alpine resorts and even […]

Summer in Steamboat, Part 2: Bike Town, USA

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What do skiing families do when the snow melts? They bike. As skis are to winter, bikes are to summer, especially in Steamboat. Already known as Ski Town, USA, Steamboat is well on it’s way to becoming Bike Town, USA. When we visited with little kids, we rented bikes and spent a morning riding the […]