February 2022

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The Latest in Winter Recreation Tech

Introducing the Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) mobile application: a smartphone-based data collection and analysis tool that has been upgraded to now provide for winter recreation monitoring and data collection.

Announcing Our $7,500 Film Grant

Backcountry Film Festival and Sierra Nevada are launching the first ever human-powered film grant! Submit between now and March 15, 2022, to get your film funded and made to premiere nationally in the 2022-23 BCFF program.

Help Stop Ambler Road

It’s not just scenery that’s at stake. The Ambler road jeopardizes the future of the wildlife and people in the Brooks Range. Take action today!

January Policy Update

In this month’s policy update, we share updates on winter travel planning, voluntary backcountry skiing closures in the Tetons, and two other big policy actions we are tracking.

Do You Ski Kind?

Hoodies, truckers, drinkware, and more! Show off your commitment to Ski Kind in the skin track or anywhere in the snow with our freshest gear.

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.

The Backcountry Film Festival is back in-person and virtual this season! Wondering where your local screening is happening? Keep up to date via our tour schedule here.

We’re hosting our first ever Adult SnowSchool at the flagship site in Boise, ID! Ever sent your kiddos off on a school field trip to play and learn in the snow and wished it was you? Or maybe you volunteer with SnowSchool and wish you could share the winter magic with your friends? Or maybe you just love playing and learning in the snow! Join us – spots are limited to 16 people, so get yours reserved now.

Alpenglow Sports’ Winter Speaker Series is kicking off tonight! Join them on Thursday, February 3 at 7:00pm MT either in-person (at the Olympic Village Lodge in North Tahoe) or virtually to hear from Hilaree Nelson and her Antarctica expedition. Follow the link for more information and details on their in-person COVID protocols.


“Embracing diversity is essential to creating a resilient future for snowsports. Black history and black futures are around us everyday of the year, and there is joy in what February and Black History Month present for our Alliance community and for outdoor adventurers around the world.”

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