Board Begins Search for New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Winter Wildlands Alliance bids a heartfelt farewell to Mark Menlove for his service to the cause of protecting and inspiring the backcountry winter experience on public lands. His leadership truly has helped keep both our winters and our spirits wild.

As we wish him well in his new adventures and look forward to seeing him in the backcountry, we are excited to build on his 14 years of service by identifying a new Executive Director who will move our unique mission forward in the years to come.

At the crossroads of conservation and recreation, Winter Wildlands Alliance is the national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands. We are proud to support more than 100 grassroots environmental organizations and backcountry partners, advocating for policies that preserve and protect public lands and wild winter refuge.

The Executive Director will have the opportunity not only to guide our policy work, but also to support our amazing staff who operate a growing Backcountry Film Festival that tours in 100+ locations worldwide, and who manage a SnowSchool program that gets 35,000+ young people outside on snow each year for hands-on watershed and snow science experiences.

We hope you will consider this opportunity and share it with your backcountry network.

Keeping Winter Wild,

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Board of Directors

John Garder, President
Jennifer Bock
Tony Ferlisi
Michael Fiebig
Harold Hallstein
Erik Lambert
Rich Meyer
Jennifer Miller
Sam Roberts
Katie Strong
Scott White
Laura Yale