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Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act Comments – December 2020

While the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance is pleased with some elements of the re-drafted CWNCRA, there are also some elements that we think are lacking in the bill. Below are our formal points regarding the draft legislation: We are pleased to see such a broad swath of the lands in the Tri-Canyon area (Little Cottonwood Canyon

Member Meeting 2020

Photo: Ben White Hello Wasatch Backcountry Supporters! Now that the mountains (and valley) are dressed in snow, the excitement for ski season is full on! With this welcoming of winter, we typically hold our annual WBA member meeting. We will be hosting this year’s meeting virtually to bring you up to speed on all proposals impacting the

Ski Kind

In skiing and riding, we are our best selves. In skiing and riding, we are our best selves. To Ski Kind means to lead with your best self in the skin track, around the parking lot, up on your local mountain, or wherever you find yourself gliding over snow.   We’ve worked with a variety


For years now, the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance (WBA) has been stating that we envision a low cost, low emission, energy efficient year-round multi-modal transportation scenario for improving the current traffic issues in the Central Wasatch. The system we envision must be capable of providing efficient and predictable service from numerous locations around the Salt Lake

WBA Fall 2020 Update

Matt Clevenger working hard on his Wasatch Wiggle on a glorious day in White Pine. Photo: Sheldon Smith Hello Wasatch Backcountry Supporters! With finally-cooling temps and perhaps the first storm of the season dropping a few inches this weekend, our thoughts are starting to bend towards winter, which we hope will be a bountiful one;

Share your voice on Little Cottonwood Canyon Transportation Options!

Dear Backcountry Community, Thank you for your continued support of Wasatch Backcountry Alliance and standing together to protect the balance between our world class ski resorts and backcountry. We are asking you to share your voice and comment on the UDOT (Utah Department of Transportation) LCC (Little Cottonwood Canyon) EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) by July 10, 2020. After

WBA Supports Enhanced Bus Transportation Option for LCC

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Enthusiasts! Buses and Gondolas – Roads and Snowsheds. There’s been a lot of chatter and buzz recently about the EIS that UDOT is currently doing for Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) and the various options that are being considered to alleviate the traffic issues in LCC. Given this issue is right in our

2019-2020 End of Season Update

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Enthusiasts! We hope this emails finds you safe and healthy, and you were able to get out and have fun during our “average” snow year. The conditions have been good recently, despite it going relatively dry in the 2nd half of the winter, which of course also corresponded with the advent of

March/Covid Update

Photo by Ron Winsett Images Howdy Wasatch Backcountry Enthusiasts! As another series of storms delivering good powder has exited our beloved mountains and the season snowpack total has just gone over 500”, the harsh reality of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hang over our nation and community, and will for some time. These are unusual

October 2019 Update: Ski Bus Efficiency; UDOT Abandons CWC and CCTAP; Paid Parking; and More

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Enthusiasts! As the first dustings of snow hit the high peaks our thoughts – like yours – start “drifting” towards winter. There have been a number of things happening in recent weeks that will affect our wintertime recreation, so here is a quick update. UTA At Monday’s Central Wasatch Commission meeting, a representative