Snowlands Network
Mission Statement

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

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Now Available Online as "Virtual" Tour

 New Film Packages Available!

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The 2020 Banff Mountain Film Festival was held as an online event. The Banff Centre is now making the best of the films available online as a "virtual" world tour. Banff will be donating a portion of the proceeds from your film purchases to our sponsor REI, who will pass all of this film revenue along to us if you use our link.

There are now four packages of films. The first two packages, Amber and Onyx, have been available since December. Two new packages, Ruby and Sapphire, have just been released. Each package consists of 3 to 9 films lasting about 2 hours total. The films are hosted by Vimeo and are available from now until October 24, 2021. After purchasing one of the packages, you may start watching the films on an internet-connected display device at anytime. Once you start watching, you have 3 days to finish watching the films. You can also purchase a multi-package set and have 14 days to finish watching.

Banff Centre is also hosting a Monthly Film Series, consisting of a small number of films, generally award winners, from the 2020 festival or previous years. The films are made available for only a short time. Sign up for our events alert list to be notified when these films are announced.

See our Banff page for details about purchasing, viewing, and gifting the Virtual World Tour films online.

Snowlands Now Hosting
Backcountry Ski Tours

Marcus Libkind has graciously offered to allow Snowlands Network to host his extensive online backcountry ski tour guides based on his guide book series Ski Tours in the Sierra Nevada. The more than 200 tours in the central and northern Sierra are now hosted on the Snowlands Network web server. As part of this transition, the tour descriptions have been reformatted to display better on small-screen devices such as smart phones and tablets. Also, the pan and zoom features are much improved, along with the quality of the maps.

Click on the link below to access the new tour site. The site is still undergoing some final modifications, but we think that our members will find the new site usable now. We will be adding additional tours over the summer.

Covid-19 Statement

See a statement from Marcus Libkind, President, about the current Covid-19 pandemic and the issues involved with visiting the backcountry this winter season. Please keep your distance, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe until this plague has been vanquished.

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 connect 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.