Avalanche Insight from WWA Ambassador Noah Howell

Buried Weak Layers Trips are popping up and the calendar is filling in. The hit list seems to grow daily. Gear is dialed. I’m fit and chomping at the bit after two less than satisfactory winters in the Wasatch. We are lacking in snow, but I’m extremely fired up for the season! Winter can turn […] Read more.

New Report: Backcountry Winter Recreation Contributes $22.5 Million to Teton-West Yellowstone Economy

A new study from Jackson economist Mark Newcomb estimates that human-powered backcountry winter recreation in Grand Teton National Park, parts of the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests, and the Rendezvous Ski Trails in West Yellowstone contributes $22.5 million annually to the region’s economy. Newcomb and colleague Karl Meyer conducted random surveys over the course of […] Read more.

Success in Yellowstone!

It’s been a long, long time coming – 15 years, 1.1 million public comments and the most grind-it-out, exhaustive campaign Winter Wildlands Alliance has ever embarked on – so all of us at WWA are thrilled with today’s release of the Final Yellowstone Winter Visitation Plan from the National Park Service. From a Yellowstone National […] Read more.

SnowSchool Curriculum Update

A program of Winter Wildlands Alliance, SnowSchool is an unforgettable winter adventure that combines hands-on science education with outdoor snowshoe exploration for 28,000 K-12 students each winter.  The recent cold autumn weather is a good reminder that the SnowSchool season will soon be upon us.  But it’s far from business as usual this year; with […] Read more.