With today’s announcement of a proposal to link the seven ski resorts in Utah’s Central Wasatch Range via new ski lifts, Winter Wildlands Alliance is pleased to be playing a lead role along with our Utah grassroots group, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, in proactively advocating to protect the remaining undeveloped lands in this backcountry skiing mecca.

Winter Wildlands Alliance and Wasatch Backcountry Alliance coordinated a sign-on letter from 190 outdoor industry leaders and attendees from the recent Outdoor Retailer Market held semi-annually in Salt Lake City urging Utah’s Governor and other key decision makers to “lead the way in ensuring the critical balance between resort and backcountry winter recreation opportunities is preserved,” and to “be vigilant and wise in preserving this irreplaceable resource not just for today but for future generations.” We will remain engaged as more details of this proposal unfold, and will alert you to the best ways to have your voice heard.

Outdoor Industry Letter to Governor Herbert 3_2014 FINAL