A skiers view of Bears Ears National Monument

Guest post by Michael Whelan  |  Photos by Xhedral A long time ago, in a desert far, far away I was skiing a beautiful line in the La Sals near Moab, Utah. There I met a local who told tales of great powder in a rarely visited mountain range called the Abajos. Part of this range […] Read more.

Economic Impact of Human-powered SnowSports

[Image source: Outdoor Industry Association] With well over 10 million participants each season and more than $4.8 billion in direct consumer spending, human-powered snowsports — including backcountry skiing, alpine touring, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing — constitute the fastest growing segment of winter recreation in the United States. Check out our latest economic impact report, including 2017 numbers from the […] Read more.

But First the Good News (April Public Lands Update)

Over the past couple of weeks there hasn’t been much movement on public lands-focused legislation in DC. A couple of good bills had committee hearings and moved forward in the Senate but otherwise it seems that Congress has been pre-occupied with other matters. Public lands have been more in the spotlight at the state level […] Read more.

Unplugged and On Skis in the Lower 48’s Largest Wilderness

By Kt Miller The plane sputtered (like small planes do) as we lifted from the Boise airport, soaring north above the rolling hills of the city. I’d departed Bozeman far too late after meetings and a dinner party, arriving in Boise in time for a one-hour nap in the airport parking lot. Relief hit as […] Read more.