(Ripping skiing starts at 1:20)

The Land of No Uses Project highlights the amazing skiing and debate between users and conservationists in the thousands of acres of protected Wilderness Area in beautiful Montana. Championed by Bridger Brigade member Henry Worobec this project is gaining steam and currently has a Kickstarter Page setup to gather funding to finish off the film.  Take a look and support these guys if you are feeling it.

Land of No Use is a two year documentary project using winter recreation to explore the value of Montana’s public lands.  The title comes from an old bumper sticker and slogan for opponents of wilderness designations (i.e. motorized recreation enthusiasts and timber corporations) that reads, “Wilderness = Land of No Use.”  The narrative of the land management debate will shadow that of a group of young athletes exploring terrain where humans are mere visitors, in a state named for its mountains.

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3 Comments

  1. Guy says:

    I’m always confused about why this is a topic of snowmobilers and skiiers. Both are playing on a temporary surface..snow. They both are pretty much a leave no trace behind activity, minus the gas/oil burned in the sleds. I think it should be more of a 4wd trail and industry vs. hiking arguement. In my opinion roads, pipelines, foresting, mines, transmission lines key ingredients to our economy but are the biggest culprit for ruining the landscape.

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    • Bob Marshall says:

      The debate is about potential wilderness areas, whether or not to protect them as official Wilderness. Any public land that is not Wilderness is at the risk of corporate resource extraction and loosing its value to the public whether that value be based in recreation, clean water, wild game preservation, etc. It’s not an argument pitting sledders against skiers. Its a video about looking at a public debate through the eyes of backcountry skiers who use both motorized and non-motorized modes of transportation.

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  2. mc says:

    vote no!We have to listen to the people that go into the mountains!Not the fucking nature nuggets in Washington or sierra club!

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