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Late Summer ’18 Update

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Members! We hope that you have had a good summer, but are guessing that – like us – you are tired of the heat and smoke and are looking forward to another bountiful winter! As always, despite the summer heat, a lot has been happening with the state of the Wasatch

Member Letter: End of Season Wrap Up, Part 1 – Grizzly Gulch Update – 05/05/2018

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Members, Well, our Wasatch ski season was a veritable shadow of last year’s bountiful snow, but hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy the nice series of storms we received in March and April.  Now that the season has wound down and temps are back in the 90’s, we

Letter to Alta Ski Lifts Company: Proposed Development of Grizzly Gulch

April 11, 2018 Board of Directors Alta Ski Lifts Company 8920 S Collins Road PO Box 8007 Alta, UT 84092 Re: Proposed Development of Grizzly Gulch Via email to Mike Maughan ( and Allen Orr (   Dear Board of Directors of Alta Ski Lifts Company (ASL), By way of introduction, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance (WBA)

Comment Period for FS-WPG permit renewal

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Enthusiasts! Wasatch Backcountry Alliance met with the Forest Service leadership recently to express some concerns about the process, and as a result the Forest Service has opened a 30 day comment period from June 10-July 10. It is vital that they hear from the public with your opinions on WPG’s operations. A

Contact your county council member!

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Enthusiasts! With yesterday’s disappointing news of The US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, perhaps it’s a good reminder of the importance of The People standing up for what they believe in and continuing to ask our leaders to provide leadership. Now’s your chance. Hopefully you have been aware of the

Bonanza Flat Details

Updated July 30, 2017: Bonanza Flats Has Been Saved Bonanza Flats has been saved! It was a huge challenge, but so many individuals, organizations, companies, and governments worked together to make it a reality, and we want to thank each and every one of you for helping to make this dream – which sometimes seemed

Bonanza Flat and upcoming events

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Enthusiasts! It’s been too long since we’ve sent out an email newsletter. Between the holidays and the great skiing – which you’ve hopefully been lapping up as much as possible – we have not had a chance to send out an email. But that’s not to say that there is not

Backcountry Alert: Legislative Maps Pose Possible Threat To Wasatch Backcountry

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance has been working hard on several critical concerns to the backcountry community. While we have supported the Mountain Accord process, in July we discovered potential threats when new conceptual maps were submitted as a part of the bill to create The Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area (CWNCRA). Problems alarming enough

Member Update: Mountain Accord and the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area

September 13, 2016 – It’s been some time since we provided a member update and we want to let you know what our view is of the future of the Wasatch as it pertains to the Central Wasatch Conservation and Recreation Act legislation that was introduced by Congressman Chaffetz in July. We – and everyone