Leah Boucher

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 […]

Video: skiing Portillo’s Super C 

Super C couloir, Super C Portillo

Accessed from the top of Roca Jack slingshot lift, Super C rewards those willing to make the challenging hike with 5,600 vertical feet of skiing and incredible snow conditions. Aspen-based, pro-skier Chris Davenport has skied at Portillo for the last 15 seasons and has conquered Super C 31 times, according to a Powder.com interview. Watch Davenport […]

What is snow golf? 

Yes. It’s a real thing. According to Wikipedia, it’s…”a sport based on golf but played over snow (or ice) instead of grass. The “greens” are called “whites” and have a maintained snow or ice surface.” It’s also the perfect spring activity for mountain lovers/outdoor enthusiasts, combining the last reserves of winter’s bounty with an activity […]

The legend of Portillo’s Inca Lake 

Lake of the Inca

Legend has it that Portillo’s Inca Lake or Luguna del Incas is enchanted, and on some nights you can hear eerie, mournful cries across the Lake. The origin of these cries is fabled to come from the spirit of an Incan prince who lost his beloved bride. When the Incas ruled Northern Chile, they performed […]

Thanks to deep snowpack Squaw might stay open until next winter 

Squaw Valley is still reaping the rewards of a bountiful winter. The Lake Tahoe resort received nearly 60 feet of snow this winter, three of which fell last week. The ample snowpack means the resort is toying with the idea of continuing operations through the summer and fall, right into the start of the 2017-18 ski […]

Where we skied in 2016-17 

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Every spring we’re sad to say adieu to winter, but—like many skiers—we like to look back back on the season and all we experienced and skied. Here’s an Instagram roundup of winter destinations Ski.com staffers visited on our “FAM” or familiarization trips, which many of us take every year to deepen our knowledge of top […]

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 

Aspen buys Mammoth

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 

mountain biking at ski resorts

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 […]