I found this article from a little while back and thought it needed to be shared.
Nothing beats the quiet of backcountry skiing when it is just you, the mountain and the trees. However, this is some seriously upsetting news. Skiers should be trying to preserve the environments where we ski, not tearing them down. Cutting down a few trees to create a new trail may seem harmless, but this article talks about many consequences that people obviously aren’t thinking about.
Respect the environment, after all without, we couldn’t ski, hike, or bike without it.