Snowlands Network
Mission Statement

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

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Stanislaus NF Snowmobile
Draft Plan Released

Comment period ends October 9

The Stanislaus National Forest has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its Over Snow Vehicle Use Designation plan. The DEIS specifies a Preferred Alternative that would do little or nothing for non-motorized backcountry winter recreation. It would also officially open some areas that are supposed to be closed in compliance with the 1991 Forest Plan, but for which the Forest has not issued current closure forest orders.

The comment period for the DEIS ends on October 9, 2018. Everyone who cares about non-motorized recreation in winter on the Stanislaus should let the Forest Service know how you feel about increased opportunities for skiers, snowshoers, and snowboarders. This plan will determine winter recreation conditions on the Stanislaus for the next twenty years.

You can get more information from our Stanislaus Winter Travel Management page. You can also get more information about the project from the Forest Service project page.

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Snowlands Bulletin Spring Issue

The Spring 2018 issue of our newsletter, The Snowlands Bulletin, is available. You may download a PDF copy here (336KB). You may also download older issues on this page.

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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.


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.