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Backcountry Snowsports Initative (BSI)


We unite winter organizations and enthusiasts in the important goal of maintaining snow, mountain town and winter recreation culture and opportunities in Colorado.  Since our merger with the Backcountry Snowsports Alliance (BSA) in 2008, we have worked to balance recreational activities at Vail Pass and Rabbit Ears Pass, and collaborated with the White River National Forest to build the first winter travel management plan in Colorado.  

For our 2015 campaigns (see more below), we'll be traveling around the state to get your thoughts and feedback.  Get on the BSI Action List today to receive updates and alerts and stay apprised of whats going on. Sign up here

SNOW PRESERVATION As Coloradans, we're all about powder.  And we want to do our part to protect our snowpack in the face of warming winters.  Our Snow Preservation campaign plants trees in mountain towns and is working on developing a rideshare app and winter snowsports carbon calculator.

WINTER TRAVEL MANAGEMENT In 2015, the USFS created the Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) rule, which calls on all forests to create winter travel plans.  We are working with Colorado forests to draft plans that promote human-powered and sustainable recreation.  Read about next steps here.

SETTING THE BAR In 2014, we were chosen from hundreds of organizations to receive the SHIFT Sustainability Award.  It celebrates innovative solutions that sustain natural capital and foster a more balanced relationships between people, profit and planet. 










Join the RogersMills Team to connect to a network of human-powered recreationists across the state.  You will grow your community and gain access to seasonal human-powered events such as the annual BSI HUT TRIP and the summer BACKCOUNTRY STEWARDSHIP trip.  Learn more here




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Our BSI campaigns are 100% funded by grants and donations.  To help support this important work, give $10 today.  Text BSI 10 to 50155.