Leah Boucher

Video: Jackson Hole season recap 

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T’was one for the books at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Truly. The resort ended the 16-17 season last weekend with 593″ and the deepest snowpack Rendezvous Bowl has ever recorded.

Mammoth Resorts to be acquired by Aspen Skiing Co. & KSL 

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PRESS RELEASE Aspen and Denver, Colorado, April 12, 2017 – Mammoth Resorts, the owner of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C. (“Aspen”) and KSL […]

Mountain biking at ski resorts 

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Over the next three weeks many ski resorts will open their summer mountain biking and hiking trails. There’s no better way to beat the summer lowland heat than heading up to the crisp mountain air. A summer vacation to your favorite ski resorts is a great option, especially if you’re looking for a full docket of outdoor […]

Aspen Skiing Company and KSL acquire Intrawest for $1.5B 

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Aspen Skiing Company, owner of Aspen Snowmass, in partnership with an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, who owns Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and is a co-owner of Snowmass Base Village, just announced this morning that they’ve acquired Intrawest Resort Holdings to the tune of $1.5 billion. Intrawest owns Steamboat Resort, operates Winter Park and also owns […]

4/6/17: Where is it snowing? 

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Spring storms are spanning across the North American continent right now. Two large storm systems will affect both coasts over the weekend, one will bring heavy, wet snow to many Western resorts and the other will bring rain to New England. Read OpenSnow forecasts below for Lake Tahoe, Mammoth, Whistler, Utah, Colorado and the Tetons. […]

Telluride reports second snowiest season on record 

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Over the weekend, Telluride, Colorado closed down its bullwheel for the season. The 2016-17 closing day was especially jubilant as the resort was celebrating their second snowiest season on record, with 308 inches. After a bit of a lull in March, Telluride got hammered with a couple bountiful storms this past week. The snowiest season […]

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 

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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% 

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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 

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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, […]