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December 2020 Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter to learn about TBCA’s latest actions on the FLAP grant for the Teton Pass corridor, comments on expansion at Grand Targhee and Snow King, the Volunteer Ambassador Program, and efforts to raise safety awareness.

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Avy night posted online

If you missed Skinny Skis’ 21st annual Avalanche Awareness Night on December 3, you can see the entire event on YouTube. Watch Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistono speak at 18:38; and TBCA’s Steering Committee Chairman Gary Kofinas at 28:55.

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FLAP to include shuttle

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, a consortium of local agencies and non-profits, including TBCA, will submit an application to the Federal Lands Access Program for over $5 million in funding. One of the improvements requested for funding will be a Teton Pass shuttle system integrated with the upcoming Stilson transit center. TBCA’s experimental shuttle last winter demonstrated that there is indeed an interest and need. Stay tuned!

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TBCA files objection on Snow King plan

TBCA reiterated its opposition to resort development on the back side of Snow King in a letter to the USFS this week, citing impacts on wildlife and backcountry skiing tradition.

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Volunteer Ambassador Program

TBCA accepts applications for our Volunteer Winter Backcountry Ambassador program until December 10 each year. Selected Ambassadors will work at key locations to convey responsible recreation and safety information to users, provide basic area orientation, and assist visitors where needed.

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Comment on Grand Targhee resort expansion scoping

Grand Targhee ski area is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement governing the expansion of the resort’s permit area into Teton Canyon. TBCA strongly opposes this expansion as it intrudes into important wildlife habitat, it has long been a backcountry ski area, and the area borders the wild winter backcountry resource of Teton Canyon and Jedediah Smith Wilderness.

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Support TBCA in Old Bill’s!

The six-week Old Bill’s giving season starts August 1, and ends September 18. Your donation will be augmented by matching gifts from other generous donors. To learn more about the past and future work of TBCA, read our Solstice newsletter.

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TBCA Solstice 2020 Newsletter

It may be summer, but TBCA is just getting going with a bunch of projects for backcountry skiers/riders. Please read our Solstice 2020 newsletter and support us!

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We are VERY fortunate to have access to such incredible open space, fresh air, and room to explore during this stressful time. Let’s do what we can to practice social distancing and not create an additional burden to an already stressed system.

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AED/First Aid Cache installed on Teton Pass

3/24/2020 – The installation of these life-saving community resources was spearheaded by Teton Pass Ambassador and Teton Backcountry Alliance steering committee member Jay Pistono.

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