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.
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.
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.
Boise, Idaho — Winter is full of ups and downs so why not celebrate winter and embrace the UP? It’s time to dust off the skis, pull on your parka, grab your ski buddies, and celebrate the fun and beauty of winter at the Ninth Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. The ten unique […] Read more.
So maybe it was Yogi Berra the baseball player, not Yogi Bear the Jellystone cutup, who famously quipped, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” but either way those words never rang truer than with the infamously long-running process to finalize a winter use plan for Yellowstone National Park. The effort to permanently protect Yellowstone’s magical […] Read more.