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Liftopia

Ski Deals and Discounts


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Published 11/23/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Liftopia.com helps users find discounts and deals on ski resorts, lift tickets and related services. The homepage presents a list of top destination regions. Users can also enter a specific location in the search box provided along with the number of days the user plans to stay. Each destination page includes a description, stats (including average base elevation, average top elevation and vertical drop), amenity filters and a list of ski deals from that area. The user can also narrow down their options by choosing a specific date, number of days and location using the site’s built in search tool. Each deal is presented with the percentage off, what it includes and how many are still available. User created reviews, tips and images can also be accessed so the user can learn more before they buy.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Liftopia was founded in 2005 by Ron Schneidermann and Evan Reece. The application has received positive attention, primarily those who are serious and casual skiers. The website includes a list of destinations from all over the world, including Italy, France, Switzerland, North America, Austria, Canada and more. Many skiers visit Liftopia to find discounts on their ski package, lift passes and other travel services.

What are the differences to other apps?

Many websites now offer special daily or weekly deals to help users save money. Many of these are general and cover numerous services, ranging from restaurants to spas and sports. Liftopia is one of the few that hones in on the skiing community. Users can find special deals and discounts all related to ski resorts, lift tickets and more. The website covers a lot of ground geographically, with many deals at popular resorts all over the globe.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Liftopia uses a design that seems to be popular among special discount websites. The user can see a collection of top deals and suggested regions along with a search tool to help them get started. Images of breathtaking snow capped mountains linger in the background, covered partially by a large white box that keeps the site readable. Overall, Liftopia offers users all the conveniences they could want thanks to a clean, clutter-free design.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors can browse Liftopia’s available deals without signing up. Those who wish to take advantage of a special offer can get started by clicking the white “Sign Up” link found in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The registration form appears on the following page and asks the user to provide a first and last name, email address and password. The user can also choose to receive alerts for specific regions by checking all that apply from the two column list below the form. After submitting the form, the user is automatically logged in and can begin making purchases.

What does it cost to use the application?

All users are invited to try Liftopia for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for doing so. The site is intended specifically to help users find deals on ski-related services and packages. The user may find many options that encourage them to spend more money however this is not a requirement to maintain an account. Users do not have to buy and can browse as many ski offers and discounts as they want.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Liftopia.com is perfect for anyone who loves to ski. The website is intended more for users who travel to their ski destinations (as well as anyone who lives near a popular ski resort). Users can find package deals and advanced purchase discounts at many popular and highly rated ski resorts. The site is free to use and allows the user to spend as much or as little as they want on their ski purchases.

  • Users can browse discounts and deals from ski resorts all over the world
  • Advance lift tickets and other ski services are included
  • Users can post and read tips and reviews created by other users
  • Region stats and information is listed on each destination page
  • Alerts let the user know about new deals in the regions they specify


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