Snowlands Network
Mission Statement

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The mission of Snowlands Network is to protect opportunities for quality human-powered winter recreation and protect winter wildlands.

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The Fall 2016 Snowlands Bulletin Is Here

The latest issue of the Snowlands newsletter has arrived. You can download a PDF copy, subscribe to future issues, or read old issues.

The Fall 2016 issue contains several articles about snowmobile management plans in California national forests, describes a great backcountry tour to Yosemite's Devils Dance Floor, presents the results of a recent survey on wilderness support, and tells you how you can help protect the backcountry from snowmobile abuse.

Lassen NF Releases Snowmobile Decision

Lassen National Forest has released a Record of Decision for an Over Snow Vehicle Use Designation plan, and it is good news for backcountry skiers, snowshoers, and snowboarders. The plan closes an additional 63,870 acres of Lassen NF to snowmobiles. (900,150 acres, or 78% of the forest, will remain open to OSVs.) Six new non-motorized areas will be created when the plan is implemented and a new Winter Travel Map published.

You can get more information about this plan from our Lassen Winter Travel Management page. You can also read the Forest Service documents from their project page.

Thanks to all the commenters and meeting attendees who helped make this significant improvement in quiet recreation possible. Activism can make the world a better place!

Pinecrest Ski and Snowshoe Trail Guide

Snowlands Network is proud to make available to the public an up-to-date and accurate guide to the winter trails in the Pinecrest Area along Highway 108. The 14 marked trails begin at two trailheads, the Crabtree and Gooseberry, and conntect at Burst Rock Junction. Within these trails there are opportunities for beginner through advanced tours.

We hope that you will enjoy this guide.

Lands Monitoring Program

Snowlands Network provides an easy method for anyone to report trespass, winter related conflicts and environmental damage.  The online reporting form is here.

Sno-Park Problem Reporting

We have added an online form for reporting problems at California Sno-Parks. Use this form to report problems such as parking, trash, or toilet facilities to Snowlands. We will pass on your concerns to the Sno-Park program

More information about the Sno-Park program may be found here.