Entries by

Backcountry Film Festival Final Report

This year’s Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Backcountry Film Festival Tour is wrapping up a stellar year. Celebrating the human-powered experience, the festival promotes the work of grassroots filmmakers who tell entertaining and compelling stories of the backcountry, non-motorized outdoor recreation and environmental preservation. High fives and fist pumps to all who came out to support the […]

WWA SnowSchool Network Expands!

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. Our network of 45 independent sites has recently expanded to include three additional SnowSchool sites: Discover Your Forest in Bend OR, Mt Baker Ski Area in Washington state, […]

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 […]

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 […]