January 2021

Take Action: No Heli-Skiing in the Centennial Mountains

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is about to issue a permit for commercial heli-skiing on the north side of Mt. Jefferson and several of its neighboring peaks in the Centennials. Skiers, snowmobilers, and wolverines agree – the Centennials are no place for helicopters!

The Caroline Gleich Show + WWA Podcast

How can backcountry skiers, snowboarders and human-powered snowsports enthusiasts use their knowledge and experience to protect the places they love to play? WWA Policy Director, Hilary Eisen, and WWA Advocacy Director, David Page, join WWA Ambassador Caroline Gleich to discuss their love of human-powered snowsports, what WWA does, what the biggest threats are to the human-powered snowsports experience, and best tips for folks taking up backcountry skiing or snowboarding for the first time.

December 2020 Policy Update

President Biden’s Cabinet nominations, updates from our Grassroots Groups, and SnowSchool at Home: we’ve been busy and so have you. Check out our last 2020 policy update!

Latest Wild Winter Gear: YETI-ware!

Every winter adventurer deserves wild gear that gives back(country). Purchasing Winter Wildlands merch directly supports and impacts our Alliance of grassroots groups, SnowSchool sites, and partners in our year-round efforts to protect and preserve the human-powered, winter experience. We recently added new YETI, mountainFLOW eco-wax, and Ski Kind products: check ’em out!

Snow’s Incredible Journey: Watersheds

Take yourself on a trip from mountain-top to oceans deep! Our latest SnowSchool at Home videos get you to explore your local watershed. How does snow connect to the water cycle? What watershed do you live in? How do the sun and gravity impact our snow? There’s something to learn for all ages featuring SnowSchool sites such as Discover Your Forest, Crater Lake National Park, and Plumas County Office of Education.

Tour with Backcountry Film Festival and Win!

We’ve got a whole new lineup of films this winter! Find your local Backcountry Film Festival screening using our tour map and enter to win our national sweepstakes from us and our partners at Flylow Gear, mountainFLOW eco-wax, and Big Agnes!

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.

Colorado Mountain Club is hosting a FREE virtual Snow Ranger Summit on Tuesday, Jan 12 from 9:00am – 4:00pm MST. A virtual gathering of snow rangers, land managers and winter recreation partners to discuss best practices for programs throughout Colorado and beyond.

Outdoor Retailer Winter Online has officially begun! We’ll be hosting a virtual screening of the Backcountry Film Festival for OR attendees on Friday, January 22 at 3:00pm PT. We are looking forward to sharing in the virtual snow show experience with you!

Weston’s Slay at Home Speaker Series‘ breaks down backcountry barriers every Thursday evening with different chats. Topics range from backcountry skiing, splitboarding, basic gear prep, safety, touring etiquette, zone-specific discussions, and more. Presented by professional guides and educators in the industry, this series is a resource for core skill-building and decision making for newcomers to the backcountry. Tune in tonight and every night for free!


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