Snowlands Network
Mission Statement

Image of Peter Grubb Hut and skiersThe mission of Snowlands Network is to protect opportunities for quality human-powered winter recreation and protect winter wildlands.

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Winter 2015 Snowlands Bulletin Is Here

The Winter 2015 issue of our newsletter, The Snowlands Bulletin, has been published. You can read it here. Links to archived older newsletters may be found here.


Winter Travel Management

In part in response to the settlement of Snowlands Network's litigation, the Forest Service has begun winter travel management in the Sierra Nevada under subpart C of the travel management rule.  This is the critical time to shape the future direction of backcountry ski, snowboard, and snowshoe access and snowmobile management. 

Participation in the winter travel management process will be Snowlands’ primary focus in the next few years.  There are several ways in which our members and friends can participate in this process.  Please see our Winter Travel Management page.

Tahoe Scoping Notice Published
Comments Due March 25

Tahoe National Forest has released a scoping notice and project description for Over-The-Snow Vehicle Designation (Subpart C of the 2005 Travel Management Rule.) See this page for details and how to submit comments.


Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Los Altos Hills on March 6 & 7, 2015. It will be hosted by REI, and Snowlands Network will be the beneficiary of the event. >> More info


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.