The Trump Administration proposes to allow logging on the Tongass National Forest and exempt it from the Roadless Rule, stripping protections from old growth forests that are vital to the fight against climate change.

It’s joining a far-reaching movement of backcountry skiers, riders, and snow people who are passionate about untouched lines of snow, who find meditative enjoyment on the skin track, whose best days last not from first to last chair but from sunup to sundown.

A new access point and route will provide backcountry skiers a more direct way to access backcountry terrain in the Bridger Mountains, National Forest lands, and the terrain around Bradley’s Meadow and Wolverine Bowl in Montana.

A letter from Policy Director Hilary Eisen on the work we’ve been doing this month: forest planning in California and Alaska, Climb the Hill, winter travel planning in the Plumas National Forest, and more.

The Plumas National Forest strikes a balance for winter recreation in the over-snow vehicle plan, carrying on a long legacy of backcountry skiing in the Lost Sierra.