Human-powered snowsports are an important part of the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy and the fastest growing segment of the winter outdoor recreation industry, creating jobs, bringing income into rural economies and contributing to community development, quality of life and public land conservation.

Winter travel planning is staying hot through the summer, Utah Senator Mike Lee has a bucket o’ bad ideas about what to do with public lands, and we’re gathering data to key in on the local economic impact of human-powered snowsports.

The Forest Service is currently in the early stages of planning for how it will manage the Custer Gallatin National Forest for the next 20-30 years.The Custer Gallatin stretches across 400 miles – from West Yellowstone, MT to Camp Crook, SD – and encompasses 9 different mountain ranges, including the highest peaks in Montana. The forest offers every kind of skiing imaginable and it’s home to some of the finest ice climbing in the country.