Leah Boucher

Colorado ski resorts extend closing day 

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Thanks to an extra foot of snow in the last week at many Colorado resorts, extended-season announcements are starting to trickle in. Aspen Snowmass, Keystone, Vail and Copper Mountain are among the first to report the good news, but we anticipate more announcements to come. Here are some more details on extended and closing-day dates. Aspen […]

Why you should spend your tax refund on a ski trip 

Jackson Hole

According to the IRS, the average tax refund for 2016 is $2,860*, which is a nice chunk of change to put towards an unforgettable ski trip in 2017-18 or even this summer in South America. We know you have many choices when it comes to deciding what you’ll do with your tax return, but as […]

Vail Resorts purchase means Stowe pass will drop by 54% 


Last month, on February 21, Vail Resorts announced its acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort, which is widely considered to be one of the best ski resorts in the East. The acquisition of Stowe marks the company’s first ski resort on the East Coast. For northeastern skiers, this move will make skiing at Stowe and out […]

Spring snow storm takes aim at Utah and Colorado 


According to Opensnow.com, Utah resorts, specifically the Cottonwood resorts of Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton, are in the midst of a big spring snowfall. Snowbird has already received 13 inches in the past 48 hours and could receive a bit more as the snow tapers off and heads to east to Colorado. The Colorado snow […]

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 


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 […]