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April 2021

Take the Survey for Manti-La Sal National Forest

WWA and Outdoor Alliance are teaming up to measure the economic impact of backcountry skiing on Utah’s Manti-La Sal National Forest. Quantifying the economic impact of human-powered snowsports on the Manti-La Sal will help us to advocate for snowsports enthusiasts and make a case for protecting and encouraging winter recreation opportunities in the current forest plan revision process. If you’ve skied, snowshoed, or otherwise played in the snow in southern Utah, please help us out by taking the survey!

Skiing Sustainability: Embrace the Eco-Flow

Over the past decade, we’ve come to learn more about our pre-season waxing ritual and its impact on the snow we know and ride every winter. What keeps us up at night is not only the impact of climate change on snowpack and our backcountry experience, but how we can ski sustainably on the snow that we have left.

Policy Update – March 2021

In this month’s policy update from our Policy Director, Hilary Eisen: a human-powered win in the Centennial Mountains, take a survey about the Manti-La Sal National Forest, and Ski Kind Film Festival.

Ski Kind Film Festival

Get into the spring backcountry spirit with the first ever Ski Kind Film Festival! Spring is upon us and the #SkiKind mentality is more important than ever. From the lift line to the skin track to the tailgate aprés: we are our best selves sliding over snow. Celebrate the backcountry responsibility code with an all-new lineup of films — wherever you find yourself this spring ski season.

Now Hiring: WWA Membership Director

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Membership Director to join our nonprofit team! As a tight crew dedicated to our work in preserving the human-powered winter experience, we’re looking to add another team member to continue to grow with us in and out of the skin track.

Welcome: Leave Our Lands Alone Alliance

Launched in early 2021 in the face of Tamarack ski resort’s proposed development threatening the Idaho backcountry area, Leave Our Lands Alone Alliance (LOLAA) is WWA’s newest grassroots group. The non-profit arm of KyvGear.com, LOLAA is dedicated to protecting public lands and waters and follows the motto of “Resist, Refuge, Restore.”

Wild Winter Events

Don’t miss out on the following upcoming wild winter events hosted by us and our partners! Make sure to bookmark our website calendar or follow us as we post events in the next few weeks.

WWA grassroots group, Granite Backcountry Alliance is hosting their annual Wild Corn Backcountry Shindig this Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 9:00am to sunset. Masked-up and socially-distanced, the event will be outside with everyone earning turns, wearing Hawaiian shirts, demo’ing split & AT gear, listening to live music, enjoying a BBQ, and hanging out under the sun at King Pine Ski Resort in Madison, NH. All the lifts will be shut down to create a backcountry ski resort for your enjoyment! Check out their Wild Corn AUCTION going on now for your first chance at grabbing fresh tracks on some stellar deals. So many hard goods, apparel, trips, guides, lodging and more from their sponsors – you can BUY IT NOW or test the bidding process.

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, a WWA grassroots group, is hosting a Facebook Live event tonight (Thursday, April 1) from 7:00pm – 8:00pm MT for their Ascent Backcountry Speaker Series. Their speaker for the evening will be Tom Diegel who will introduce attendees to ski-rafting and take everyone on a trip through the Teton Wilderness.


“Repost from WWA Ambassador @vasu_sojitra: First Disabled Descent of Mt Moran. Film dropping Fall 2021 via @thenorthface. Remember this: Disabled people are out here. People of color are out here. In a time of constant social and civil unrest toward Disabled Queer Black and Brown people, humans, neighbors, friends, family the need for representation is everything. This dream team of color is EVERYTHING!”

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