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Don't Forget Fido: North America's Most Dog-Friendly Ski Towns

Liftopia | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

Planning a ski trip is an exciting process. Where will you go? How long can you stay? How many vertical feet will you rack up? Where will you stay? But... What about Fido? He's currently making the "sad puppy-dog face" at you because he thinks you're leaving him at home.

Favorite Ski Trails in New England

Liftopia | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

At Okemo, you can cruise down their long boulevards feeling like the next downhill Olympian. Even their black and mogul runs are challenging, yet doable for intermediate skiers.

Tips for Progressing on the Slopes

Liftopia | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

Don't just settle on being good at some huge grandiose goal -- be good at everything that goes into that goal. Instead of saying you just want to be good, say you want to be good at something.

A Skier's and Rider's Bucket List

Liftopia | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Planning for the upcoming ski season requires not only buying your pass and booking your trip, but also thinking about the new things you want to try and the goals you want to accomplish.

How It Works: Snowmaking 101

Liftopia | Posted 10.19.2014 | Technology
Liftopia

On one hand, the process of snowmaking is a simple combination of water and pressurized air, deployed at the correct temperature and humidity, to make machine-made snow. On the other hand, the process of making snow is complicated, expensive, and labor-intensive.

Ski Gear and Apparel Preview for 2014-15

Liftopia | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner.

Where Did All the Ski Bums Go? 4 Ways Ski Bums Spend Summer

Liftopia | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Heat waves heralding the start of summer melt the ski bums off the hill, giving a ghost town feel to the mountain towns they once overran.

Washington's Winter Wonderland Wanes

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.17.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

Liberty is the closest snow resort to the Washington metro area -- usually a drive of under two hours. For that reason, it is a mélange of some of the most interesting people.

Thirteen Is a Lucky Number -- for Snow Lovers

Connie Lawn | Posted 02.01.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

For the first time in 13 years, those of us who love snow sports could ski or ride in November in the areas closest to Washington, D.C.

Snowshoe Sunrise

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.16.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

There were so many wonderful experiences about the weekend in Snowshoe, it is hard to know where to start.

Why it's Worth it...Gstaad Palace Hotel, Switzerland

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Suzanne Aaronson

This legendary Five Star Swiss hotel improves with age. If you are looking for a superb winter or summer vacation set high in the Swiss Alps, you've f...