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Leah Boucher

Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com managing the website and blog content, I couldn't be happier. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.

7 things you need to know for your first ski trip to Japan

Whether Japan is brand new to your ski-trip radar or it’s been on your bucket list for a while, traveling to a completely new part of the world can feel a little daunting, no matter how adventurous ...

Whether Japan is brand new to your ski-trip radar or it’s been on your bucket list for a while, traveling to a complet...

Mountain lovers, follow these Instagram accounts

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 s...

A lot can be said about the advent of social media, both good and bad, but one thing we especially love about this techn...

Where can I go night skiing out West?

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 coas...

There's nothing quite like making turns as the sun sets or lapping the terrain park under a full moon. Night skiing is m...

Vail Resorts to have zero environmental impact by 2030

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 ...

Vail's Back Bowls. | Photo: Jack Affleck/Vail Resorts Vail Resorts just announced its new, aggressive environmental i...

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 b...

Photo: Vail Resorts Skiers and snowboarders descend from all over the world to explore the snow-capped Colorado Rocki...

Where you can ski this 4th of July

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 boo...

Thanks to a record-setting snowfall year (63 feet of snow), there's still skiing in the California Sierras. Here's the l...

Top South American resorts are officially open for skiing

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...

This weekend, it's official! The two top South American ski resorts of Portillo and Valle Nevado will be fully operation...

6 podcasts every skier should subscribe to

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. summe...

Perfect for flights, chairlifts or long road trips, podcasts [digitally recorded interviews or stories] are great travel...

5 days in Vail: a first-timer’s guide

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 experien...

Photo: Vail Resort Boasting 5,289 acres, seven Back Bowls and three world-class base villages, with incredible restaura...

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

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 tr...

Photo: Aspen Snowmass Late in 2016, Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation released the 2017 Global Air Travel T...

Squaw Valley is the place to be this spring + summer

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 ...

It's official, Squaw Valley is "The Capital of Spring Skiing."Now boasting snowfall totals around 720-plus inches, S...

13 things you need to know about Portillo Chile

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. ...

If you've been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it's high time you brush up on y...