The Adirondacks are blessed with thousands of acres of mountainous public lands—which include mature forests and slides—all with impressive elevation gains.  The tradition of backcountry skiing in the Adirondacks is etched in our history, but the current regulatory vacuum fails to cultivate the tremendous potential inherent to our region.  If realized, this birthright will establish a cold-weather draw for eco-tourists and local powder hounds which will directly benefit our region.  With vision and appropriate management, a perfect balance of resource protection and recreational access can be achieved.