Sharing Our Snow

With snowfall comes the opportunity for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snow-shoeing.  In order to have the best time possible, snow enthusiasts must stay safe and beShare the snow22 courteous to other recreationists. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or exploring the backcountry, follow Tread Lightly!’s new “Sharing Our Snow” tips.

  1. When traveling on shared multi-use trails, continually keep an eye out for other backcountry users.
  2. Give wildlife plenty of space. If your presence around them changes their behavior, you are likely too close.
  3. Stay to the right, and pass on the left. Always look before changing positions on the trail. Anticipate other users around corners and in blind spots.
  4. Watch and listen for others. Learn and use appropriate hand signals. Other users, especially snowmobilers, often cannot hear voices.
  5. Always check local avalanche conditions before you venture out by visiting www.avalanche.org or calling your local avalanche forecast center.

For more tips on how to share the snow and recreate responsibly, visit our website!  To purchase Tread Lightly!’s “Sharing Our Snow”  educational brochures, visit our store

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About treadlightlyoutdoors

Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship. The organization was launched in 1985 by the US Forest Service and became a nonprofit organization in 1990. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s core focus is on supporting and encouraging stewardship from those engaged in outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waterways. The organization offers unique programs and services to help remedy growing recreation issues. The federal government officially recognizes the organization as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles.
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