Leah Boucher

Winter Park ski train service may expand next season 

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The Denver Business Journal reported that about 18,000 people rode the Denver to Winter Park ski train this year, which exceeded expectations. Now, officials are in talks to expand that service. “Amtrak and Winter Park executives are meeting in Denver this week to talk about possibly expanding the service, which currently runs Saturdays and Sundays […]

All about the 2017 World Ski & Snowboard Festival 

World Ski & Snowboard Festival 2017

Combine spring skiing and classic end-of-season celebrations, like outdoor concerts and parties, at North America’s No. 1 ski resort with a world-class line-up of filmmakers, photographers and professional ski and snowboard competitions and you’ve got the perfect event for mountain and music enthusiasts. Whistler Blackcomb is once again hosting the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, […]

Video: Recap of Winter Storm Stella 

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Winter Storm Stella just pounded the Northeast, and there’s two more storm systems heading their way. New England resorts could close out the 2016-17 ski season with some of their deepest snowpacks ever. Check out this video from Ski the East for the storm recap, weekend conditions and what’s next. Stowe, VT – 38-52″ in […]

Snow expected to return to Sierras + Rockies this week 

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The Western U.S., particularly the Rockies, have been in a bit of a snow slump the past couple weeks. For sun worshipers and fans of spring skiing, this has been a boon, but it looks like the warm, sunny conditions might be soon letting way. Powderchasers.com is forecasting snow in the Sierras on Tuesday and […]

How to ski Highland Bowl with Strafe Outerwear 

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There’s a place where the mountains meet the heavens, and, if you can get there, you actually feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. Literally. It’s that spectacularly scenic, and the famous 782-foot vertical hike is real doozy. Depending on fitness level, the march to the pinnacle takes 20 to 50 minutes. But, as […]

How to harness 70s style on the slopes this spring 

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With the advent of modern technology like rockered skis, heated gondolas with wi-fi and technical outerwear customized for a variety of weather conditions, it’s hard to say that any time other now was the best time to be a skier. But, there’s something really awesome about having lived and skied through the “early days.” In […]

A serious guide to successful pond skimming 

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If you’ve ever watched a gender-confused gorilla on snow blades glide over—or crash into—an icy pool to the delight of a jubilant crowd, and, thought, “boy, I wish I could be like them,” it’s time you took the plunge (pun intended). For tips on how to receive the most amount of cheers, laughs and high […]

Top ski resorts for closing day events 

World Pond Skimming Championships at Spring Back to Vail

Spring is a bittersweet time of year for us skiers and snowboarders. As the days get longer we’re reminded that winter is coming to a close. In less than a month most North American ski resorts will stop the bullwheel from turning for the season. But don’t fret, there’s still plenty of time to get […]

How to conquer closing day 

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That bittersweet time of year is upon us once again. Closing day marks the end of another awesome winter, which is cause to mourn the passing season and celebrate it. Most resorts host friendly competitions and/or base-area concerts and dance parties—often beer-enhanced. From costumes to throw-back-style skiing, participants in end-of-season revelry also have a range […]

Video: Eddie the Eagle still has it 

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Over the weekend, Olympic ski-jumping veteran Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards proved to the world that he can still fly with the best of them. Almost three decades after his famous debut at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, Eddie landed the 18, 38, and 70 meter jumps, receiving raucous applause, at a reunion event at the Calgary […]

Best apres ski scenes in North America 

Best Apres Ski Jackson Hole, Live Music Jackson Mangy Moose, Mangy Mosoe

After a smile-inducing day on the slopes, nothing can quite put a proper cap on the experience like an authentic, celebratory apres-ski session. Whether you’re looking for a cold, locally crafted brew or libation, live music, friendly locals, finger-licking appetizers or perhaps even a felicitous hot tub encounter, you’ll find just what you seek at […]

Which ski resort has the most snow? 

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The race is on! It’s been a record-breaking snowfall year for many Western U.S. ski resorts, especially those located in California’s Sierra Nevadas. In fact, it’s been so deep at Lake Tahoe that several resorts might even make it to the 700-inch mark. Extended season announcements are already happening, and it’s clear that spring-skiing conditions […]