Got some snow-filled aspirations for outdoor adventures this winter? The flakes will be falling before you know it, so the time to get prepped for winter fun is right now.
Here’s how to get in gear, plan some outings, know which permits you need, and stay safe in the snow.
Take a Free, Virtual Avalanche Awareness Class
Winterize your Guidebook Library
Learn a New Snow Sport
Get in Gear for Winter
Winter Trail Passes and Permits
Trail permits for winter are the same as summer in most cases. To park at a National Forest trailhead you’ll need a Northwest Forest Pass. To enter a National Park for snowshoeing or sledding, you’ll need a National Park Pass or will pay an entrance fee per vehicle.