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Annual Member Meeting: Oct. 22, 2015

Join Us for Our Second Annual Member Meeting. A lot has happened over the past 12 months, and our fight to protect the scarce Wasatch Backcountry is far from over. We hope you’ll join us as we update our members on the state of the Backcountry, and what the future looks like. Please RSVP to


Speaking Up for the Backcountry in Washington, D.C.

By Tom Diegel, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Board Member This past week the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance was asked  – along with the Salt Lake Climber’s Alliance – to go out to Washington, D.C. to by the Outdoor Alliance to lobby Utah’s congressional delegation for renewing something called the Land Water Conservation Fund, which – though not


Mountain Accord Approved – A Letter to Our Members

  Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Members: While the signing of the Mountain Accord is a big milestone, the fight to protect our Wasatch Mountains is far from over. And we’re going to need your help to keep the pressure on, and ensure backcountry protections remain a guiding factor moving forward. After much discussion and full participation


Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Submits Blueprint Comments to Mountain Accord

Photo: Jason Dorais, January 2015 No matter where you live, if you’ve skied or even dreamed of skiing Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, now is the time to speak up to protect what’s left of the world class Wasatch backcountry – because big changes may be on the horizon. Earlier this spring, a multi-agency planning process called Mountain Accord released


Mountain Accord “Blueprint” FAQs

A new day is dawning for the Wasatch backcountry. This is a unique time in our history to either preserve key backcountry areas, lose them, or both. Make sure your voice is heard, stay involved with Mountain Accord. February 23, 2015 As most of you probably know by now, the Mountain Accord process has been


Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Official Response: Mountain Accord Central Wasatch Blueprint

Photo: Jim Harris/Perpetual Weekend, Jamey Parks skis Alta backcountry in front of Snowbird Resort After careful consideration, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance cannot support the Mountain Accord Blueprint, made public February 2015, in its current state. It’s worth noting, however, that our board believes that we are at a unique point in time, and the Mountain Accord process is


‘SkiLink is DEAD’ — and other insights from this EXCLUSIVE Interview with Deer Valley’s Bob Wheaton

After all of the turbulence we’ve seen in the Central Wasatch ski world over the past few years – from the threat of SkiLink, to the protracted legal wrangling over ski resort ownership in Park City, and now Deer Valley’s acquisition of Solitude – change is here. And overlaying all of this change is the


Last Call To Action-Your Voice Matters

  Hello Wasatch Backcountry Alliance members Although the temps are climbing, the snow is melting and it now seems like a long time until the first storms of Fall will fall, now is a great time to reminisce about this season past! Though it was a bit of a challenging winter, the last couple of


Your Voice Matters! Help Protect Backcountry Opportunities in the Wasatch

Greetings Wasatch Backcountry Alliance! In eight months since we organized, we are now over 1200 members strong! We would like to thank you for the support, and to give a huge shout out to those individuals and local businesses that have donated treasure and talents to the cause. Your contributions go a long way because


ONE Wasatch Interconnect VIP tour

Last Saturday Ski Utah was gracious enough to invite the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance along on a VIP tour of the famous “Interconnect” tour  – that is offered daily, and has been going since at least the early 90’s – to provide an overview of the ONE Wasatch “concept” that was unveiled last week.  Participants included