The mission of Snowlands Network is to protect opportunities for quality human-powered winter recreation and protect winter wildlands.
Banff Radical Reels Comes to Reno and Los Altos
Faster · Steeper · Higher · Deeper!
The best high-adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to theaters in Reno, NV and Los Altos, CA. Save the dates.
|Sunday, September 18||Friday, September 23|
|Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 South Virginia St
Los Altos High School
201 Almond Ave
Los Altos, CA
Tickets on sale July 9 from this website.
Sign up here for Snowlands membership to be notified when tickets are on sale.
Click here for more information, how to buy tickets, a film list, and maps to the venues.
Inyo, Sierra, Sequoia National Forests
Draft Forest Plans Issued
Inyo Cancels Over Snow Vehicle Plan
Three National Forests, the Inyo, the Sierra, and the Sequoia, have issued a joint Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for updating their Land Management Plans. Public meetings to discuss the plans have been scheduled, and there is a 90-day period currently open until August 25 for the public to submit comments on the plans.
There is little in the plans that will directly affect backcountry winter recreation. Although each forest is now required to designate where over-snow vehicles are allowed and where they are prohibited, those decisions will be made after the Land Management Plans have been finalized.
Inyo, which had already started on an Over Snow Vehicle Designation process, has now cancelled that project and will resume it after the Land Management Plan for Inyo has been completed.
You may find out more information about this process here, including the times and locations of the public meetings and how to submit comments.
Comments due Aug 25
Snowlands is analyzing the extensive DEIS documents and will be submitting comments on how the Forest Plans and subsequent vehicle designation plans should address the conflict between motorized and nonmotorized winter recreation.
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.