Leah Boucher

Aspen Snowmass family ski trip: Day 3 

ice skating Hyatt, ice skating Aspen

You would be hard-pressed to find any family where marked differences among its members aren’t present. The same goes for families of skiers and snowboarders—everyone has their own preferences when it comes to what they want to experience at a mountain destination, and their own level of comfort when it comes to the type of […]

Concierge Conversations: Beaver Run Resort – Breckenridge, CO 

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Insider, local knowledge is key if you’re looking to tick off all the must-do activities, see all the highlights and have an authentic experience on your next ski trip. Locals are chock full of ideas and inspiration to make your ski trip unforgettable, so who better to tap for insider guidance, than the local lodging […]

1/16/17: Where is it snowing in the Alps + Japan? 

Engleberg Titlis Switzerland snow

We love reporting good snow news and there’s been a lot of that lately, especially for Western U.S. skiers and riders. But, they’re not the only ones! The weekend brought a snow-laden storm to the northwestern and northern Alps, and it’s still snowing! Hokkaido is also enjoying its legendary “Japanuary” conditions. In fact, we currently […]

What is gelande quaffing? 

By Morgan Tilton The Ultimate Game for Snow and Beer Lovers Gelande quaffing is a dream-come-true competition for snow-obsessed mountain dwellers and visitors. The annual “sporting” event is a ski and snowboarder’s iteration of the football lover’s Super Bowl—however, the game includes a higher density of beer, fireworks, smoke, wild creatures, party tricks, costumes and […]

Aspen Snowmass Family Ski Trip: Day 2 

You would be hard-pressed to find any family where marked differences among its members aren’t present. The same goes for families of skiers and snowboarders—everyone has their own preferences when it comes to what they want to experience at a mountain destination, and their own level of comfort when it comes to the type of […]

Crested Butte closes because of too much snow 

Crested Butte snow, Crested Butte closes

Original article by 9News A Colorado ski resort got so much snow Monday, it was forced to close early. At about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Crested Butte posted on Facebook that they would be closing lifts due to safety concerns for guests and employees. They said Monday they hoped to have everything running again normally […]

7 top North America resorts to learn to ski 

Buttermilk Cliffhouse

January is Learn to Ski Month, so there’s no better time to start thinking about where you’d like to experience your first ski vacation. We’ve compiled a list of North America’s best resorts for first timers thanks to their specialized learning programs, state-of-the-art facilities, accessibility and unique beginner experiences. After a lesson or two with […]

Aspen Snowmass Family Ski Trip: Day 1 

You would be hard-pressed to find any family where marked differences among its members aren’t present. The same goes for families of skiers and snowboarders—everyone has their own preferences when it comes to what they want to experience at a mountain destination, and their own level of comfort when it comes to the type of […]

Take a moonlit gondola ride at these 7 restaurants 

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By Brianne Shelley for Mountain Reservations What better way to end a long day of skiing and snowboarding than a moonlit gondola ride to an award-winning mountain-top dinner? Take in breathtaking, night-time scenery and enjoy delicious cuisine at these seven resort restaurants. 1. Game Creek Restaurant – Vail Photo: Vail Resorts Hop on the gondola […]

Terrain distinct to Crested Butte 

headwall crested butte

Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s terrain is truly one-of-a-kind, especially for challenge-seeking experts. In the resort’s famed “Extremes” terrain, the upper portion of the mountain, experts have some funky stuff to test their mettle on. You can find everything from tight, tree-lined chutes that max out at 47 degrees and pillow tops that beg to to […]

5 reasons why March is the best time to learn to ski 

Buttermilk's Cliff House is a sun-basker's paradise. | Photo: Aspen Snowmass

Photo: Aspen Snowmass As skiers and riders, we know the first time on the snow is a monumental, defining moment. There’s a lot that goes into making your preliminary experience a good one, but the main assurances are having comfortable equipment rentals, an awesome instructor and ideal weather. You can have a good deal of […]

Concierge Conversations: Silver King Hotel 

Insider, local knowledge is key if you’re looking to tick off all the must-do activities, see all the highlights and have an authentic experience on your next ski trip. Locals are chock full of ideas and inspiration to make your ski trip unforgettable, so who better to tap for insider guidance, than the local lodging […]