Leah Boucher

Mountain lovers, follow these Instagram accounts 

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A lot can be said about the advent of social media, both good and bad, but one thing we especially love about this technology is easy access to breathtaking mountain photography. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Instagram accounts. Colorado A post shared by Brett Schreckengost (@brett_schreck) on Jan 29, 2017 at 11:22am […]

Where can I go night skiing out West? 

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There’s nothing quite like making turns as the sun sets or lapping the terrain park under a full moon. Night skiing is magical and not to be missed. While night skiing is quite common on the East coast, not as many resorts out West provide lights to illuminate the trails after the sun has gone […]

Vail Resorts to have zero environmental impact by 2030 

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Vail’s Back Bowls. | Photo: Jack Affleck/Vail Resorts Vail Resorts just announced its new, aggressive environmental initiative, which targets “zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat,” all in the span of 13 years. They’re call it “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint.” “Everything […]

5 days in Beaver Creek: a first-timer’s guide 

Photo: Vail Resorts Skiers and snowboarders descend from all over the world to explore the snow-capped Colorado Rockies in the wintertime, flocking to Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone mountains. A bit further down the I-70 corridor, Beaver Creek is a lesser traveled gem, offering lighter lift lines and a sophisticated, luxurious skiing experience. The resort features […]

Where you can ski this 4th of July 

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Thanks to a record-setting snowfall year (63 feet of snow), there’s still skiing in the California Sierras. Here’s the lowdown on where you can don a star-spangled bikini, along with your skis and boots for one unforgettable Fourth! Fourth of July at Squaw Valley Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Squaw’s “Freedom Fest” will be the […]

Top South American resorts are officially open for skiing 

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This weekend, it’s official! The two top South American ski resorts of Portillo and Valle Nevado will be fully operational. Valle Nevado turned on the bullwheel for skiing nearly a month early, due to awesome snow conditions, but had not yet opened up its hotel complex to overnight guests. Portillo is expecting great opening-day conditions […]

6 podcasts every skier should subscribe to 

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Perfect for flights, chairlifts or long road trips, podcasts [digitally recorded interviews or stories] are great travel companions. They’re also great during long stints in between skiing, i.e. summer, when you just really want to reconnect with your beloved sport and daydream about the white stuff. Warning: they also might induce intense ski cravings. Proceed […]

5 days in Vail: a first-timer’s guide 

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Photo: Vail Resort Boasting 5,289 acres, seven Back Bowls and three world-class base villages, with incredible restaurants, shopping and nightlife, Vail is brimming with on- and off-mountain experiences that make it especially magical for first-timer visitors. You’ll feel like the world is your oyster when staying at Vail, and it’s all within easy access thanks […]

What is the cheapest day to book a flight to the mountains? 

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Photo: Aspen Snowmass Late in 2016, Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation released the 2017 Global Air Travel Trends, an analysis of billions of data points to spot trends that the modern traveler can use to book with intelligence in 2017. The study unveiled several important nuggets for air travelers. Here they are: Average Ticket Prices (ATPs) continue […]

Squaw Valley is the place to be this spring + summer 

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It’s official, Squaw Valley is “The Capital of Spring Skiing.” Now boasting snowfall totals around 720-plus inches, Squaw Valley has has a stellar winter and spring. The ample snow is allowing the resort to stay open until July 4 and beyond. Spring and summer skiers are not only being treated to extra late turns, but […]

13 things you need to know about Portillo Chile 

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If you’ve been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it’s high time you brush up on your ski resort knowledge on one of Chile’s most popular destinations: Portillo. 1. It’s called “the cruise ship in the mountains” Photo: ©J.Selkowitz/SelkoPhoto While Portillo may not be the easiest place to get […]

Aspen Mountain will open for Memorial Day Weekend 

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Thanks to ample spring storms that dropped 18 inches in the past week, Aspen Skiing Company just announced it will open Aspen Mountain for skiing and riding Memorial Day weekend, May 27–29. This weekend will also mark the kickoff to summer operations on Aspen Mountain, which includes Silver Queen Gondola access to on-mountain sightseeing and […]