Backcountry Riders Fight for their Rights // Backcountry Magazine

As the off-season ramps up, resorts and organizations are kicking future planning into high gear. On the heels of a strong winter, growth is the buzzword, with ski areas looking to expand and forest areas seeking to sustainably manage visitation. All this has left backcountry skiers and riders busy, defending wilderness and open space.

In Montana and Colorado, new recommendations and regulations surrounding motorized use will influence wilderness travel. Meanwhile in Washington, Breckenridge, CO and Utah, resort expansion threatens backcountry terrain.

Now more than ever, debates over development, the environment, and backcountry access have forced skiers to fight for their rights. Click into Backcountry Magazine’s Access Issue of Eights and Elevens to learn about these issues and get involved.

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