From the beginning, the National Environmental Policy Act has been an important tool for skiers seeking to protect wild backcountry areas. 

A backcountry skier with his skis attached to his backpack stands on a ridgetop overlooking mountains in Washington's Olympic Peninsula

Winter Wildlands Alliance ambassador and professional photographer Jason Hummel has spent decades skiing and exploring Washington’s jagged, remote mountains. Over the years, his objectives have become more than just a single peak. Hummel’s adventuring is a means to understand the mountains around him. 

The Forest Service has proposed eliminating public comment opportunities and creating new loopholes to expedite logging, mining, and road building on the 193 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands across the country.

The Backcountry Film Festival is a turn-key fundraising event to raise money and awareness for organizations, backcountry retailers, university clubs, and other groups focused on protecting wild winter landscapes and recreation in their local communities.

President Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) into law on January 1, 1970.  With summer solstice in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start looking forward to the coming winter! Just kidding. Here at Winter Wildlands we love summer too! Earlier this month our staff gathered for a staff retreat at City of […]

The SnowSchool season is a wrap!  And although we are already planning for the coming winter, we put together this season-end report to update everyone on all the recent SnowSchool developments…

It’s that time of the year: film submissions are open for the 15th annual Backcountry Film Festival!

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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.