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Support Balance in the Wasatch Backcountry

No matter where you live, if you’ve skied or even dreamed of skiing Utah’s Central Wasatch, now is the time to speak up to protect what’s left of the famed Wasatch backcountry –  because big changes may be on the horizon. Earlier this spring, a multi-agency planning process called Mountain Accord released a draft “Blueprint” incorporating input over […]

10 tips for being safe and responsible both in and out of bounds

More and more people are making the transition from the resort to the backcountry. The urge to explore snow less traveled, combined with lighter and easier to use touring gear, has led to exponential growth in backcountry skiing and riding.  There has also been an increase in the popularity of skinning up ski resort slopes […]


Thank you for supporting Balance in the Backcountry

  A huge and hearftelt thanks to the Winter Wildlands Alliance members, partners, and supporters who turned out in unprecedented numbers to tell the Forest Service to bring much needed balance to the winter backcountry.  At the start of the 45 day comment period on a draft federal rule for over-snow vehicle management WWA set […]

Winter Wildlands Alliance Releases New Advocacy Tools

  Have you ever wondered just how much backcountry and Nordic skiing contributes to our economy?  Or perhaps you’ve noticed more people enjoying the backcountry each year and you’re curious about just how much your favorite winter activity is growing.  Well, you’re in luck.  Winter Wildlands Alliance is pleased to share our latest report summarizing […]