Olympic National Park is preparing a Wilderness Stewardship Plan (EIS). It is currently in the scoping process. Public input is being taken here: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=50933
They are asking the following questions:
What makes the wilderness area special to you and why?
When you visit the wilderness area, what activities and experiences are most important to you?
What do you think the issues are in the wilderness area?
Imagine you are visiting the wilderness area 20 years from now. What conditions, experiences, visitor services and facilities would you like to see?
Additional comments can also be given.
While not specifically addressing Winter Use, almost all of the backcountry skiing on the ridge is in designated wilderness, and is covered in snow more than half the year, so it seems that comments relating to skiing are fair game. This scoping period is probably the most important time. From this public comment, four alternatives will be created without much room for outside the box input.
I particularly reach out to our Mt Rainier brother and sister users to take the time to make your voice heard. If we don't hang together, we will all hang separately. "If you don't like the current situation and don't say anything about it, you're contributing to the problem"-Cascade Climber