Each snowfall brings fresh powder to play in. While the world might look like a winter wonderland, deviating from established trails can harm you, others and the outdoors. If you’re traveling by foot or snowshoeing, be careful not to damage existing ski tracks, groomers and skier’s have worked hard to establish them.
When traveling in backcountry snow areas, regardless of your activity, make sure to have a map ready and dress warmly to avoid hypothermia. It is also a good idea to check on avalanche conditions before heading out, it could help you avoid a life threatening situation.
When traveling by snowmobile, l
. Look out for areas that have inadequate snow coverage.
Always comply with signs and respect barriers in the area. Motorized vehicles are prohibited from designated Wilderness Areas, even though signs can end up snow covered and hard to see. Using the buddy system is a good idea in case of injury but, remember, only one person at a time on slopes.
The snow shouldn’t limit anyone from having a great time, so be safe, have fun and Tread Lightly!
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