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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.

5 days in Aspen Snowmass: a first-timer’s guide

Few ski destinations deliver extraordinary experiences for every stripe of skier and snowboarder, but Aspen Snowmass, a single resort with four ski areas accessible via one lift ticket, does jus...

Few ski destinations deliver extraordinary experiences for every stripe of skier and snowboarder, but Aspen Snowma...

What’s New at Ski Resorts in 18-19?

There’s no denying it. Fall is upon us in the High Country, which means ski season is close. Each winter ushers in a litany of exciting “new” things:  new snow, new terrain conquests, new memor...

There’s no denying it. Fall is upon us in the High Country, which means ski season is close. Each winter ushers in a l...

Dream Job Alert: Get Paid $10K to Ski the World

In partnership with the Epic Pass, Ski.com is looking for the ideal candidate to experience more than a dozen resorts around the world on a single trip during January and February 2019 [media_video t...

In partnership with the Epic Pass, Ski.com is looking for the ideal candidate to experience more than a dozen resorts ar...

Ikon Pass announces unlimited access to Solitude & Crystal, adds Brighton, Taos & Niseko

Updated 9/6/2018: The latest in a long string of big announcements from Alterra Mountain Co., the Ikon Pass will offer unlimited access to Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington for 2018-19 pass holder...

Updated 9/6/2018: The latest in a long string of big announcements from Alterra Mountain Co., the Ikon Pass will offer u...

Why the Aosta Valley should be on your bucket list

If traveling to new, exciting places is a big part of why you're a skier, then it's high time you added Italy's Aosta Valley to your "to ski" list. Here's why: It's the valley of 100 castles [captio...

If traveling to new, exciting places is a big part of why you're a skier, then it's high time you added Italy's Aosta Va...

7 reasons to ski Courmayeur, Italy this winter

If skiing in Italy wasn't quite enough to convince you to put Courmayeur on your bucket list, here are some more reasons to visit this incredible mountain village and ski resort that sit beneath Eur...

If skiing in Italy wasn't quite enough to convince you to put Courmayeur on your bucket list, here are some more reaso...

10 ways to upgrade your Whistler ski vacation

Thanks to favorable exchange rates, U.S. skiers can save an extra 20–25% on a Whistler ski vacation this season. So what will you do with that extra money? You have two options: one, put the money i...

Thanks to favorable exchange rates, U.S. skiers can save an extra 20–25% on a Whistler ski vacation this season. So wh...

Thinking about a ski vacation this Christmas? Start planning now.

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="18373,18372,18371"]Nothing caps off the holidays quite like powdery turns on a snowy mountainscape followed by hot chocolate and a crackling fireplace. Ski resorts...

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="18373,18372,18371"]Nothing caps off the holidays quite like powdery turns on a snow...

Skiing the Japanese Alps vs. Hokkaido

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Both of these top Japanese ski regions (the Japanese Alps and Hokkaido)  provide killer on and off mountain experiences, but they each have their differences. Discove...

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Both of these top Japanese ski regions (the Japanese Alps and Hokkaido)  provide kille...

Best Resorts for Skiing at Christmas

Skiing or snowboarding is an excellent way to spend your holiday vacation. Just about every ski resort goes out of their way to make the holidays a special experience—glittering Christmas lights li...

Skiing or snowboarding is an excellent way to spend your holiday vacation. Just about every ski resort goes out of thei...

Alterra Mountain Co. to buy Solitude Resort

Alterra Mountain Co. will soon boast ownership of 13 year-round mountain destinations. On Wednesday, the company announced it will buy Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah, a popular Big Cottonwood resort...

Alterra Mountain Co. will soon boast ownership of 13 year-round mountain destinations. On Wednesday, the company announc...

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. ...

Over the next three weeks many ski resorts will open their summer mountain biking and hiking trails. There's no better...