April 2022

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March Policy Update

In this month’s policy update, we share news on Idaho Panhandle National Forest winter travel planning and what we see in the President’s FY23 Budget.

Good for Snow, Good for You

Eco-friendly and high performance should not be mutually exclusive. Read more about sustainable skiing and what mountainFLOW eco-Wax and Winter Wildlands products can set us up for years of wild winters.

SnowSchool Spotlight: Catamount Outdoor Family Center

Every year, SnowSchool works with 35,000 students at 70 sites across the country. For many of these students, winter is a new experience.  One of our newest SnowSchool sites made significant strides this winter getting hundreds of local Vermont youth outside and learning about science.

Ski Kind Gear for Year-Round Adventure

Ski Kind is not just for the skin track, it’s a year-round mentality we hope you embrace on whatever trail you find yourself on. From starting your morning with a dawn patrol coffee, to having enough water for adventure, to cheers-ing with friends at the end of the day: our favorite reminder be our best outside is to always have our Ski Kind drinkware in hand.

Did you see our 2021 Annual Report?

While our reason for being is winter, we work year-round to protect the wild spaces we know and love. What we accomplish every year is formidable and we are exceptionally proud of our efforts that gain national, regional and local headway on policy, advocacy and stewardship initiatives.

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.


Our friend Sarah Histand is about to kick off her “Summer Strong” work-out series. More strength, less injuries. More fun, less fear. Summer Strong can help you have the summer you’ve been dreaming about. Join Sarah to stay strong as we wait for the next season’s snowfall.


“ACTION UPDATE @u.s.forestservice plans to make a decision about the Lutsen Ski Area Expansion on Superior National Forest in late May and say input from local tribes will play an important role.

Last year, we asked you to take action with us and alongside WWA grassroots group @superiorhighlandbc to advocate for “no action” on Lutsen Mountains LLC proposed ski area expansion. We asked the @u.s.forestservice to deny the special use permit request in entirety.

For a local update and more details on what goes into making this decision, read the article by @wtipradio at our link in bio.”

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