WHIT BOUCHER | Aspen, CO
I learned how to ski in Vermont while growing up in Connecticut. Racing at Bromley, just across the way from Stratton, is where I really learned how to ski. The ice of the East coast really forces you to learn how to use your edges. When I was 15 my family moved to Colorado where I fell in love with skiing park and eventually big mountain comp skiing. From competing on the big mountain scene I gained a new view of how to look at and ski the mountains. It opened up my eyes to more. Attending the University of Colorado for I was able to go to school and still ski a lot. This allowed me to be competitive on the big mountain scene and to be able to finish college. After finishing at CU I spent a season in Vail, and then made my way to Aspen where I have now lived for seven years. I am never leaving! The Elk Mountains provide so much inspiration and release, it is an amazing place to call home.
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Get to know Whit
What do you have lined up for this season? Trips? Filming?
Japan, I have never been and I think I am finally going to get to go!! And, shooting a lot around Aspen. Snow machining.
Where’s your favorite place to ski?
Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Alta, Revelstoke
If you could travel anywhere to ski that you haven’t visited, where would you go and why?
Japan. I know everyone has gone there, but I really need to experience it for myself. I need that neck-deep pow, and soon.
What are a few of your favorite songs on your “skin track” or “powder day” playlist?
Wu-Tang Clan “As High as Wu-Tang Get”, Nightmares on Wax “195 lbs”, Rick James “Give it to me Baby”
What inspires you? Where do you look for inspiration?
Mountains, art and my friends. The mountains are my source of inspiration. Skiing, mountain biking and art are all fueled by an intense passion for the mountains.
What are your Corbeaux go-tos? How do you use Corbeaux to layer?
The Chinook Hoody and the Sopris Longsleeve are my favorite because they work great together…for everything. Skiing, camping and adventuring in the mountains.
If you aren’t skiing, where can we find you?
Working at Strafe Outerwear at the base of Aspen Highlands. Mountain biking. Making art
1 piece of gear that you cannot live without.
My sketch book
Who are your other sponsors?
Strafe Outerwear, Icelantic Skis, Zeal Optics, Giro, Aspen Brewing company, Panda Poles, Aspen/Snowmass
2 truths, 1 lie
I was born in Dallas, Texas, ‘Merica. I like road biking. I love ice cream.