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We are skiers and snowboarders. Snowshoers and mountaineers. Dog sledders and fat bike riders. We come together to celebrate winter, inspire action and keep winter wild.

2015 marked a new era in Forest Service winter travel planning, and 2021 is an important milestone in bringing balance to the backcountry.

Read more about our Northern Idaho flagship site, SOLE, which has continually strived to provide adaptive extensions for students that are mentally or physically challenged.

Workshops such as these provide a great opportunity to collaborate with local SnowSchool leaders. The outcome is an improved integration of important SnowSchool curriculum elements that help create a more powerful learning experience for kids.

Events

4 Days and 3 Nights at Sun Valley Trekking’s Coyote Yurt

Help protect our public lands while backcountry skiing with us.

Save the date and get your deposit in before all spots are gone!

Our annual backcountry yurt trip is set for March 1 – 4, 2022. Join Winter Wildlands Alliance Executive Director Todd Walton and WWA ambassador Rich Meyer for an unparalleled backcountry adventure in Idaho this winter!

From Sun Valley Trekking’s Coyote Yurt we’ll climb and ski pristine snow while embracing the wild winter landscapes of Idaho’s Smoky Mountains. Four days of guided skiing, three nights in a cozy yurt, wood stoves for heat, solar powered lanterns for light, bunks with mattresses, two comfortable outhouses, wood fired sauna, and a professional staff on site. Doesn’t get much better. Guests only need to bring their sleeping bags, clothes, and backcountry ski equipment. Check out this Google album from previous trips!

This fully guided and fully catered trip is limited to eight guests and always sells out. All trip proceeds benefit WWA and the work they do to protect the backcountry, which also means your trip payment is tax deductible. The cost is $2,000 per person (with an $800 deposit to secure your spot).

To learn more, contact WWA ambassador and trip leader, Rich Meyer, at Rich@RichMeyerAlpineGuide.com.

Winter Wildlands Alliance loves Idaho. Sun Valley is where we were founded. Bogus Basin is where SnowSchool began. The Treasure Valley is where we’re headquartered. Boise is where we’ve premiered the Backcountry Film Festival for the past 15 years. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest is just one example of where we’re currently working to protect Idaho’s snowy spaces we recreate. The photo above is from our most recent Hut Trip in the Sawtooths before the world turned upside down.

We recognize Idahoans and folks around the world are experiencing major shifts in physical, mental, and financial security. And while we’ve closed our downtown Boise office so our team can work remotely, we continue to tirelessly work for wild spaces, the backcountry, human-powered winter recreation and all of our other important programs. What we do goes on 365 days a year and we rely on our supporters like you to keep us going. 

One way our home state can support us is through Idaho Gives. This year, Idaho Gives is a virtual, two-week fundraising celebration of all Idaho nonprofits instead of an in-person, one-day event. Your support and involvement in raising awareness and funds are crucial to continue our pursuit to preserve the human-powered backcountry experience. 

If all of our Idahoan subscribers gave $10, we’d raise just over $20,600! For each giving level above $35, we’ll send you a thank-you gift!

If you are not able to support financially at this time, email us and let us know why you care about our work. We’ll gladly share all the ways in which you can get involved with what we do from any angle.

Out of state and still want to contribute? You can definitely do so! Idaho Gives is about supporting Idaho non-profits and donations are welcome from any and all states.

If you should choose to provide support to Idaho nonprofits it’s important that you understand how you might also benefit Under the new CARES Act, if you take the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return (filed in 2021), you can claim a brand new “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 per person ($600 for married couples) for cash donations to charities you make this year. This deduction can be taken regardless of which tax bracket you fall in.

Winter Wildlands Alliance loves Idaho. Sun Valley is where we were founded. Bogus Basin is where SnowSchool began. The Treasure Valley is where we’re headquartered. Boise is where we’ve premiered the Backcountry Film Festival for the past 15 years. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest is just one example of where we’re currently working to protect Idaho’s snowy spaces we recreate. The photo above is from our most recent Hut Trip in the Sawtooths before the world turned upside down.

We recognize Idahoans and folks around the world are experiencing major shifts in physical, mental, and financial security. And while we’ve closed our downtown Boise office so our team can work remotely, we continue to tirelessly work for wild spaces, the backcountry, human-powered winter recreation and all of our other important programs. What we do goes on 365 days a year and we rely on our supporters like you to keep us going. 

One way our home state can support us is through Idaho Gives. This year, Idaho Gives is a virtual, two-week fundraising celebration of all Idaho nonprofits instead of an in-person, one-day event. Your support and involvement in raising awareness and funds are crucial to continue our pursuit to preserve the human-powered backcountry experience. 

If all of our Idahoan subscribers gave $10, we’d raise just over $20,600! For each giving level above $35, we’ll send you a thank-you gift!

If you are not able to support financially at this time, email us and let us know why you care about our work. We’ll gladly share all the ways in which you can get involved with what we do from any angle.

Out of state and still want to contribute? You can definitely do so! Idaho Gives is about supporting Idaho non-profits and donations are welcome from any and all states.

If you should choose to provide support to Idaho nonprofits it’s important that you understand how you might also benefit Under the new CARES Act, if you take the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return (filed in 2021), you can claim a brand new “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 per person ($600 for married couples) for cash donations to charities you make this year. This deduction can be taken regardless of which tax bracket you fall in.

Winter Wildlands Alliance loves Idaho. Sun Valley is where we were founded. Bogus Basin is where SnowSchool began. The Treasure Valley is where we’re headquartered. Boise is where we’ve premiered the Backcountry Film Festival for the past 15 years. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest is just one example of where we’re currently working to protect Idaho’s snowy spaces we recreate. The photo above is from our most recent Hut Trip in the Sawtooths before the world turned upside down.

We recognize Idahoans and folks around the world are experiencing major shifts in physical, mental, and financial security. And while we’ve closed our downtown Boise office so our team can work remotely, we continue to tirelessly work for wild spaces, the backcountry, human-powered winter recreation and all of our other important programs. What we do goes on 365 days a year and we rely on our supporters like you to keep us going. 

One way our home state can support us is through Idaho Gives. This year, Idaho Gives is a virtual, two-week fundraising celebration of all Idaho nonprofits instead of an in-person, one-day event. Your support and involvement in raising awareness and funds are crucial to continue our pursuit to preserve the human-powered backcountry experience. 

If all of our Idahoan subscribers gave $10, we’d raise just over $20,600! For each giving level above $35, we’ll send you a thank-you gift!

If you are not able to support financially at this time, email us and let us know why you care about our work. We’ll gladly share all the ways in which you can get involved with what we do from any angle.

Out of state and still want to contribute? You can definitely do so! Idaho Gives is about supporting Idaho non-profits and donations are welcome from any and all states.

If you should choose to provide support to Idaho nonprofits it’s important that you understand how you might also benefit Under the new CARES Act, if you take the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return (filed in 2021), you can claim a brand new “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 per person ($600 for married couples) for cash donations to charities you make this year. This deduction can be taken regardless of which tax bracket you fall in.

Winter Wildlands Alliance loves Idaho. Sun Valley is where we were founded. Bogus Basin is where SnowSchool began. The Treasure Valley is where we’re headquartered. Boise is where we’ve premiered the Backcountry Film Festival for the past 15 years. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest is just one example of where we’re currently working to protect Idaho’s snowy spaces we recreate. The photo above is from our most recent Hut Trip in the Sawtooths before the world turned upside down.

We recognize Idahoans and folks around the world are experiencing major shifts in physical, mental, and financial security. And while we’ve closed our downtown Boise office so our team can work remotely, we continue to tirelessly work for wild spaces, the backcountry, human-powered winter recreation and all of our other important programs. What we do goes on 365 days a year and we rely on our supporters like you to keep us going. 

One way our home state can support us is through Idaho Gives. This year, Idaho Gives is a virtual, two-week fundraising celebration of all Idaho nonprofits instead of an in-person, one-day event. Your support and involvement in raising awareness and funds are crucial to continue our pursuit to preserve the human-powered backcountry experience. 

If all of our Idahoan subscribers gave $10, we’d raise just over $20,600! For each giving level above $35, we’ll send you a thank-you gift!

If you are not able to support financially at this time, email us and let us know why you care about our work. We’ll gladly share all the ways in which you can get involved with what we do from any angle.

Out of state and still want to contribute? You can definitely do so! Idaho Gives is about supporting Idaho non-profits and donations are welcome from any and all states.

If you should choose to provide support to Idaho nonprofits it’s important that you understand how you might also benefit Under the new CARES Act, if you take the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return (filed in 2021), you can claim a brand new “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 per person ($600 for married couples) for cash donations to charities you make this year. This deduction can be taken regardless of which tax bracket you fall in.