I’m a journalist based in Colorado, raised in the Green Mountains in Vermont.

I like to write reported narratives about human experiences that reveal something about the forces shaping society. My stories span many topics. I’ve written about Olympians, influencers, wrongful convictions, wildfires, cybercrimes, and more.

I am a senior writer at the biannual Mountain Gazette magazine, for which I write features about outdoor culture. You can also find my work in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Slate, The New York Times, and Vogue.

My writing has been recognized with a Young Reporter Award from the International Sports Press Association and several other honors. I have a bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University and a master's in journalism from NYU.


Email: arischneider@proton.me

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Twitter: @ari_schneider

Selected Articles

Marie Larrive/Teen Vogue

What Happened at Wilderness Therapy

A Look Inside the Outdoor Branch of the "Troubled Teen" Industry.

Klawe Rzeczy/The Guardian

He was sent to prison for murder. Then his identical twin confessed

Kevin Dugar claimed his innocence for years. A letter he received while incarcerated changed everything.

Lucka Rakovec and Mia Krampl at a climbing gym in Slovenia.

Ciril Jazbec/The New York Times

Two Climbers. Best Friends. Only One Ticket to the Olympics.

The debut of rock climbing at the Tokyo Olympics created an awkward dynamic for two friends: Lucka Rakovec and Mia Krampl.

Only in Print

Seth Morrison skiing deep powder snow on the cover of Mountain Gazette issue 198.

Scott Markewitz/Mountain Gazette

Where Have You Gone, Seth Morrison?

He starred in dozens of movies and graced numerous magazine covers before quietly leaving the limelight. What happened to one of the greatest icons in freeskiing?

Point of view of someone using a smartphone to take nature photos in a forest.

Karsten Winegeart/Mountain Gazette

Who is Holding Outdoor Influencers Accountable?

Inside the drama-packed society of anonymous snarkers, sleuths, and undercover Instagrammers breaking the #vanlife aesthetic.

News Reporting