The Stash Blog

Winter Wildlands Joins Outdoor Alliance for the Public Lands Pledge

Together as an outdoor community, we are powerful, and we have a responsibility to stand up to protect public lands and waters. We will not be divided. Together we can achieve our vision of a system of protected public lands that works for everyone, not just a handful of entrenched interests.

Why It's So Hard to Get to the Mountains

If there’s one thing that every backcountry skier needs to be clear about as they head into winter, it’s the parking situation at their local trailhead.
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Wild Weekend Recap: Grassroots Advocacy Meets Film Festival Meets Snowball

Winter Wildlands Alliance just wrapped up a weekend full of events: the world premiere of the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival, the Snowball fundraiser for SnowSchool, and the three-day Grassroots Advocacy Conference. In Boise, Idaho, the “Wild Weekend” was a chance to showcase all that happens in the Winter Wildlands Alliance office. But it was also an opportunity to connect people with each other, to share knowledge and experience, and to inspire.
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How You Can Help Shape the Future of Winter Recreation in Lake Tahoe

In late September, the Forest Service published a Proposed Action for Over-Snow Vehicle Planning that outlines a preliminary vision for all types of winter recreation in the Lake Tahoe Basin. This document represents one step in a much larger process, and the public can comment until November 19.
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What We’re Talking About at the 8th Biennial Grassroots Advocacy Conference

This week, we are hosting our 8th Biennial Grassroots Advocacy Conference in Boise, Idaho, and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s an opportunity to learn and to share alongside people who are passionate about public lands, recreation, the great outdoors, and wild places.
A fall scene with trees and snow-capped mountains in Alaska's Tongass National Forest
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Alaska's Tongass National Forest Must Stay Wild

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.
A flylow hat with a winter wildlands alliance logo on the snow in the mountains

We Know a Membership Is Worth More Than a Hat

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 snowy ridge with rocks in the Bridger Mountains, Montana

New Backcountry Access for Montana's Bridger Backcountry

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.
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Policy Update: Headway on Forest Planning in California and Alaska

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.

We Are Working With NASA

SnowSchool has long been a bridge for students to connect snow science and winter recreation. This year, thanks to a partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) SnowEx program, we’re excited to add a citizen science element that will give our students a role in helping scientists do the important work of measuring and monitoring the snowpack. 
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Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization promoting and
preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports
experience on public lands.