Liftopia, the San Francisco-based discount lift ticket website, launched a new app today for iPhone, iPod Touch, and IPad users. The long-winded "Liftopia Ski Reports, Snow Conditions and Ultimate Lift Ticket Deal Engine" promises "thousands of lift ticket deals in the palm of your hand."
Skiers and snowboarders can launch the app and find lift ticket deals based on their location via GPS, or just like online, they can search for deals on a specific date.
Liftopia currently offers more than 75,000 deals at more than 150 ski areas, including dozens in New England. The app is free. Grab it here.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familysktitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.