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Après Ski Science & Social – Special Guest!

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For the first time ever, join SJMA, Mountain Studies Institute, local experts and winter athletes for a special winter education series, “Après Ski Science & Social”.  After you play in the mountains, meet us at SJMA’s Outdoor Research tiny house at Andrew’s Lake parking area to learn about forest health, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans.

This time, join us in welcoming local ultra runner, Protect Our Winters Ambassador, and San Juan Mountain aficionado Joe Grant. We look forward to enjoying the San Juans’ finest powder, learning about the importance of our home mountains’ snowpack, and hearing about how Joe came to be concerned with the precipitous decline in snowpack we’ve seen over recent years.

The interpretive backcountry ski and snowshoe tour will start at 2:00 pm, so be geared up and ready to go by then. This tour will include hiking up to two miles in the snow. SJMA staff will be at the Andrew’s Lake parking area by 1:30 pm to provide snowshoes to anyone who needs a pair. Hikers will return to the parking area at 4:00 PM and are welcome to stay for a hot beverage, bonfire, and good company. Registration required.


March 12, 2022


1:30 pm: SJMA staff arrive
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Winter interpretive snowshoe and backcountry ski tour; hiking up to 2 miles in the snow
4:00 pm: Social fun with a hot beverage, bonfire, and good company


SJMA’s tiny house at Andrews Lake parking area


Your backcountry skis or snowshoes. If you do not have any, SJMA will provide snowshoes for your use.


Free, $10 donations very appreciated


Check out our Winter Information and Activity Guide to learn more about climate change, forest health, watersheds, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans.

A huge thank you to our partner, Mountain Studies Institute!


March 12
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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