US Forest Service


Ski and Snowboard Areas Are Located on Public Land

Did you know that there are 122 ski areas on National Forest System lands across the United States? In fact, that's 60 percent of the capacity of all Alpine skiing in the country. Skiing is the most popular recreational activity on Forest Service land after hiking.

Besides Alpine skiing and snowboarding, many National Forest System locations offer cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Kids and parents can learn more about the Junior Forest Ranger Program that has recently been updated. Find out how·to get more out of winter.

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Montana's BridgerBowl is one of 122 ski/snowboard
areas on National Forest land

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