March 2022

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Recreating Responsibly in the Tetons

We strongly encourage all Teton winter backcountry travelers to help protect bighorn sheep by observing this winter’s closures.

Finding the Gulo Gusto at BCFF

We continue to find unique human-powered winter stories to share on screen for the past seventeen winters, including this season’s “Finding Gulo” by Wild Confluence Media and The Wilder Studio.

The Resilience of SnowSchool

Winter outdoor education beats the odds and makes it happen here, there and everywhere! Its been a tough winter for many schools, educators, students and their families. Despite the challenges, SnowSchool sites and educators across the country have shown strong resilience and an impressive ability to adapt to challenging circumstances.

New Custer Gallatin Forest Plan is Good News for Winter Recreationists

The Custer Gallatin National Forest in Montana offers tremendous opportunities for ice climbing, skiing, snowmobiling, and more, and the newly revised forest plan is good news for everybody who cares about wild places and loves to play in the snow.

February 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.

Have You Seen Our New Wild Gear?

A Ski Kind pull-over hoody, SnowSchool kids’ waterbottles, slim colsters, PoleClinometers, Winter Wildlands eco-wax, and more! Not only does merch add to your wild winter adventure, but it supports our work year-round.

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 Gallatin Forest Partnership is hosting a virtual “Demystifying the Custer Gallatin Forest Plan” on Zoom tonight (Thursday, Mar 10) at 5:30pm MT. Presenters from Wild Montana, WWA, and the Livingston Bike Club will give you a place-by-place breakdown of all the details, answer your questions, and give a sneak peek into what may come next now that the forest planning process is done.


Discover Your Forest’s Backcountry Film Festival is back in person in Bend, OR this Saturday, Mar 12! Embrace the “Brr” and join us under the stars for an evening to remember. Food, drinks, prizes and more — we’ll be there, too! Get your tickets before we sell out.


WWA grassroots group, Catamount Trail Association (CTA), is throwing their first annual CATGUT (Catamount Grand Ultimate Tour) on Sunday, Mar 13 at the Craftsbury Nordic Center in Vermont. A skate or classic ski touring experience for all ages and abilities, CATGUT is an opportunity to give back to the backcountry community and support the CTA and our chapters.


“We’ve been a little quiet lately… but it’s because we’ve been working hard with @sierranevada and @winterwildlandsalliance to launch the first ever human-powered film grant!

Wild stories are told to connect individuals, communities, organizations, businesses, and more. Too often those connections don’t reflect all of the human-powered voices in our lives and outdoor spaces. Connection is built through representation. Our Human-Powered Film Grant provides financial support for these kinds of connecting stories.

Let’s bring all voices into and out of the backcountry for all snow seasons to come.

Read all about how to submit your film at our link in bio! Submissions are due March 15.”

Read more at Backcountry Film Festival’s Instagram profile.