The newly formed Adirondack Powder Skier Association (APSA) is embracing the evolution of skiing in the Northeast while providing a growing voice for the backcountry skiing community in the Adirondack Mountain region. In response to the relative dearth of accessible backcountry skiing terrain and trails for skiers of all abilities, the APSA is advocating for changes in legislation in order to improve the winter backcountry experience for skiers and other travelers.
A recent story published online by Powder Magazine sheds some light on the APSA and its current focus. Give it a read (link HERE), and please let us know your thoughts on the issue here. Is it time for the backcountry skiing community to work more closely with Northeast land managers in order to grow the sport? Do you believe strategic thinning/glading of the forest understory makes good sense? Should/can the backcountry skiing organize itself as the mountain bike community has, with local clubs overseeing the creation and maintenance of improved skiing zones?
What is the future of backcountry skiing in the Northeast?
These are some cool, refreshing questions for these hot summer days…
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