Winter Wildlands Alliance is dedicated to preserving winter wildlands and quality human-powered snowsports experiences on public lands. We represent a growing community of backcountry and Nordic skiers, splitboarders, snowshoers, climbers, climate researchers, and other human-paced winter explorers, from Maine to California to Alaska. Our members, and the members of our 39 different grassroots groups in 17 states, deeply value natural winter soundscapes and the opportunity for refuge and respite afforded by the last remaining places across the American West where solitude, fundamental wildness and non-motorized experiences are preserved. From the backcountry to Washington D.C., Winter Wildlands Alliance works with land managers, elected officials, grassroots groups and other partners to pursue a balanced, adaptive and collaborative approach to winter recreation management for the long-term protection of the places where we recreate and seek adventure.
NATIONAL SNOWSCHOOL PROGRAM
SnowSchool introduces kids to the joy of exploring our nation’s winter wildlands. A growing national education program of Winter Wildlands Alliance, SnowSchool annually engages over 33,000 participants across 65 sites. Each winter, in 16 states along the US snow-belt, K-12 students and teachers venture out on snowshoes as part of a fun and educational science-based field trip. Over 50% of participants are underserved and a majority are first time snowshoers! WWA works year-round with organizational partners nationwide to establish new SnowSchool sites each year and help bring this important experience to the communities and students that need it most.
BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL
The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA) as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry winter community. WWA is a nonprofit organization working at the national level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes.
The Festival premieres in Boise, ID each year and then launches into a 100+ city tour across the US and in some international locations. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs, and to raise awareness of winter management issues.
The 2019-20 Backcountry Film Festival will tour over 100 cities from mid-November to late March, reaching 22,000+ attendees, and hopes to raise over $200,000 for local winter communities. Immerse yourself in a night of films that capture the spirit of winter. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup.
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