Winter Wildlands Alliance ED Todd Walton on Winter 2020’s Crystal Ball [EP 237]

Todd shares his thoughts and solutions. about the increase we've seen in Backcountry use and how it might affect Winter 2020-21.

Show Notes


Mountain Hardwear


About the Winter Wildlands Alliance

Winter Wildlands Alliance was founded 20 years ago. We're celebrating our 20th year this year. We were founded to represent backcountry skiers and human powered recreation on America's public lands. And that means cross country skiers snowshoers, these days fat bikers, trail runners, you name it. We're an Alliance of grassroots groups and organizers, environmental advocates, backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and people who are devoted to protecting and preserving and sharing the quiet places in the mountains. And when you talk about the backcountry, the backcountry is available all four seasons, but we are truly focused on winter. And that goes down to forest service planning and over-snow vehicle use and places people can get out for that true solace and enjoy winter for what it is in and on the lands, you know, moving under their own power. There's just that reverence that we all have for that. That's why we head into the backcountry.

Things we talked about

Winter Wildlands Alliance

Winter Wild Lands Blog

Winter Wildlands Alliance Insta

Todd Insta

Backcountry Film Festival Insta

As a former DJ for KBUT in Crested Butte and KRBX in Boise, I try to get an updated playlist going weekly…here's a good one to chew on from a while ago:

Outdoor Alliance

NEPA– the national environmental policy act

The Ambler Road, a 211-mile gravel highway that's proposed through the Brooks range.

Backcountry Film Festival

Snow School program

Rest Stop

Wag Bag

Ski Kind- it goes back to recreate responsibly. And it's a little bit more approachable because the whole ski kind idea is just really simple, and by ski, we mean anything you do sliding on snow in public lands. It doesn't matter if you're on a freaking lunch school tray, a blowup unicorn, or a thousand CC snow pony (Snow Machine) be kind and ski kind.

Todd's previous appearance on Episode 013

Favorite Gear under $100

Foam Trucker Hat

Voelkl Ski strap

Wrangler snap shirt

Connect with Todd

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