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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.

Where to ski on a Jackson Hole powder day if you get first tram

Jackson Hole’s famed “Big Red” tram transports 100 passengers to the resort’s 10,450-foot summit in just 10 minutes. From the top of the tram, skiers and riders are able to access 4,139 ve...

Jackson Hole’s famed “Big Red” tram transports 100 passengers to the resort’s 10,450-foot summit in just 10 ...

Top Christmas markets near ski resorts in the Alps

Just like skiing, many Christmas past-times, including decorated fir trees and gingerbread houses, have historic roots in the Alps. Many of these traditions can be traced back to Christmas Markets, fo...

Just like skiing, many Christmas past-times, including decorated fir trees and gingerbread houses, have historic roots i...

Where will it snow?

Just like that, December is here and with it winter. OpenSnow has some good news for Western U.S. ski areas. According to Colorado forecaster and OpenSnow founder Joel Gratz, "the temperature forecast...

Just like that, December is here and with it winter. OpenSnow has some good news for Western U.S. ski areas. According t...

Here’s why you want to use a ski and snowboard shipping service

Getting your skis, poles, boots, snowboard or luggage to and from your ski destination is a piece of cake, said no one ever. However, just because it’s been a thorny experience in the past doesn...

Getting your skis, poles, boots, snowboard or luggage to and from your ski destination is a piece of cake, said no o...

Where is it snowing?

Jackson Hole, Wyoming From the looks of it, Jackson Hole has amazing powder! The resort received 12 inches since last Friday bringing the total trails open to 45.Ooh la la, powder shredding a...

Jackson Hole, Wyoming From the looks of it, Jackson Hole has amazing powder! The resort received 12 inches since last F...

November snow in the Alps and Dolomites

This week has been good for early-season and opening-day snow conditions in the Alps and Dolomites. It's been snowing heavily across most Alpine and Dolomiti resorts since Saturday, according to a WeP...

This week has been good for early-season and opening-day snow conditions in the Alps and Dolomites. It's been snowing he...

17 resorts that historically see above-average snowfall during a La Nina winter

It's official. NOAA has announced that the presence of La Nina conditions are 65-75% likely, which is a darn good statistic for anyone planning on skiing or riding in the Northwestern U.S., Alaska or ...

It's official. NOAA has announced that the presence of La Nina conditions are 65-75% likely, which is a darn good statis...

11/6/17: Where is it snowing?

Ski season is already underway at a couple resorts, including Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area in Colorado and Banff's Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise. Many more will be opening in the next couple wee...

Ski season is already underway at a couple resorts, including Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area in Colorado and Banff...

The Best Ski Resorts for Every Skier Type

With hundreds of ski destination options across North America, choosing the perfect one for yourself, your family or group of friends that fit your budget and preferences can be daunting. That's where...

With hundreds of ski destination options across North America, choosing the perfect one for yourself, your family or gro...

Colorado ski resort opening & closing dates

We're less than a month  from when top Colorado ski resorts open for the 17-18 season, which means it's time to start planning—if you haven't already. Pin down your travel dates and the time of win...

We're less than a month  from when top Colorado ski resorts open for the 17-18 season, which means it's time to start p...

A Guide to Skiing the Swiss Alps

If your ideal ski vacation includes see-forever views of towering, snow-covered peaks, copious amounts of fondue and a side of chocolate, then it’s high time you booked your trip to the Swiss Al...

If your ideal ski vacation includes see-forever views of towering, snow-covered peaks, copious amounts of fondue and...

Top Whistler après-ski & nightlife

Off-mountain culture is a critical piece of the whole ski-vacation experience and at its center is après-ski (noun: t...