Photo: Thomas Woodson
Winter may be halfway over, but with a deep snowpack set up in many places across the country, backcountry ski season is just beginning. To us, whether we’re on skis or snowshoes, heading into the backcountry often feels like we’re coming home. At Winter Wildlands Alliance, our aim is to protect those places that we all love.
For the first two weeks of March, we’re asking our members to share why the backcountry feels like home. What’s your favorite place? How does it change with the seasons? Use the hashtag, #SnowPlaceLikeHome, so we can share your experiences.
Consider joining our organization as a step to help protect those places that feel like home. A membership to Winter Wildlands Alliance helps us protect human-powered backcountry access to public lands across the country. We partner with local backcountry organizations like Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, Teton Backcountry Alliance, and Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. While we support those groups on many local issues, we also represent backcountry skiers on federal land management issues, whether its the Roadless Rule, wildlife conservation, or the National Environmental Policy Act. A membership also supports SnowSchool, our educational program that introduces thousands of kids to winter, and it helps us develop the Backcountry Film Festival, which is a fundraising tool that we share with many grassroots groups.