A picture from the main lift looking uphill at Whitecap Mountain Resort

Whitecap Mountain Resort

Whitecap Mountain Resort is located in Northern Wisconsin around Hurley. It is in the area where Big Powderhorn Mountain and the Big Snow Country resorts are located, so this area is a ski mecca for […]

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Training to Ski

For the annual ski trip instead of driving to ski we were “training” to ski. That is we took the Empire Builder Amtrak train from Columbus Wisconsin to Whitefish Montana. In my previous two trips […]

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Avalanche Beacons Inbounds

Responding to Unofficial Networks I reckon most skiers do not know what an avalanche beacon is let alone wonder if they need to wear such beacons inbounds at resorts. However, Unofficial Networks editorializes on the […]

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Trainerroad Review

I recently purchased the annual license to Trainerroad and I present to you this Trainerroad review! Disclosure Every review I write contains this disclosure statement (maybe not the early ones but I do note how […]

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Getting Outside

I find there are a number of different activities many skiers like. Obviously most of them are outdoor activities, if the cold, snow, and winds of Winter do not keep us from skiing we will […]

My First Ski Love
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My First Ski Love

My first ski love was Water-skiing! When I was younger and there was about 40 pounds less of me I was a fanatic about water-skiing. I would ski as often as I could, and got […]

Liftopia's List -- a bluebird day at Blackjack Ski Resort
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Bring Back the Adventure Card!

The ski resorts located in what we refer to as big snow country used to participate in a joint marketing adventure. In the pre-season they would sell what they titled an adventure card. Purchasing one was the same as purchasing one lift ticket at each of the participating resorts. […]

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Turn off Your Autopilot!

Too many times in our lives we cruise on autopilot. We wake up, we go through some routine, we go to bed. We wake up the next day hoping something changes,nothing changes but we repeat […]

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