Aug 05

Update: VTBC Takes Next Steps – Joins Forces with the CTA

After spending the spring and early summer formalizing its relationship with the Catamount Trail Association (CTA), the VTBC has been officially recognized as a new program area of the CTA. This a big step toward giving Vermont’s growing backcountry skiing and riding community a greater voice with respect to the issues it values most, and it’s the start of a new chapter in Vermont skiing and riding history.

Please take a minute to read our latest press release, which includes more details about what the VTBC has been up to, where we are heading next, and how you can be more involved. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our Friends of VTBC email list (in left hand column on home page). Also, we are encouraging all supporters of the VTBC to join the CTA, if you are not already a member. Donations can also be made to the CTA on behalf of the VTBC.


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Mar 01

Welcome to the VTBC!

Backcountry Skiing in the Green Mountains, Vermont - ┬ęBrian Mohr/EmberPhoto

BACKGROUND: Since the fall of 2013, a dedicated group of backcountry skiers and riders in Vermont has been working with the Catamount Trail Association (CTA) to explore the idea a newly envisioned coalition, the Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC), working in close collaboration with the CTA. In partnership with the CTA and a growing list of individuals, organizations and businesses around the state, VTBC aims to be a unified voice for Vermont’s backcountry and human-powered skiing and riding community.

To get involved, please visit our Get Involved page, and please consider joining or supporting to the CTA, which is now accepting grants and donations in support of backcountry skiing and riding in Vermont.

Also, we’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about the VTBC and Vermont backcountry (please leave your comments within any post or page on this site), and please join the discussion on our VTBC Facebook and Twitter pages, too. If you have any questions about the VTBC, please contact us via email at Thanks!

PROPOSED MISSION: The Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC) seeks to protect, advance and advocate for human-powered backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Vermont. The VTBC facilitates public access to backcountry terrain while promoting the conservation and responsible management of our mountain environment.


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