The 15th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival

edited January 2020 in Events

The 15th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival
Celebrating the Winter Human-Powered Experience

January 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SteamPlant Event Center
220 W Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:00pm

Tickets online or at the door.
$12 CMC members, $15 non-members.
Proceeds support Colorado Mountain Club as a nonprofit.


Join the Colorado Mountain Club at the 2020 Backcountry Film Festival in Salida!
The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.
Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup.

Can’t Ski Vegas (10:43) Joey Schusler, Ben Page, Thomas Woodson
Some people channel their angst for an upcoming wedding into the slot
machines in Las Vegas. Others raft a remote river in search of ski lines.

Drawn to High Places (5:28) Elise Giordano + Outdoor Research
Artist Nikki Frumkin balances chaos, power, and beauty in her watercolor
paintings of the Pacific Northwest’s most dramatic mountain ranges.

Endless Winter: Chapter 1 (14:01) Nikolai Schirmer
A winter-long project to ski with a lower carbon footprint.

KHUTRAO (12:30) Agreste Chile
A group of splitboarders explore the snow-capped mountains of the Mapuche
ancestral lands to learn the ancient bonds tied to these mountains.

Leave Nice Tracks – Festival Cut (4:00)
Vermonters are working in the mountains to make the backcountry more
sustainable, safe, and accessible for all who wish to enjoy it.

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A Climb for Equality (7:00) Caroline Gleich + Rylo
Last spring, Gleich climbed Mount Everest, and by documenting her journey, she
invites women to join her in overcoming the challenges of mountaineering.

Colter: A Legacy of Adventure – (6:00) Sawyer Thomas + Riis Wilbrecht
Filmmaker and skier Sawyer Thomas follows the path of John Colter, a member
of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, through Yellowstone and the Tetons.

Backflippers (3:41) Luigi Dellarole
In the Alps, a group of kids learn how to ski off piste, read different types of
terrain, and approach the mountain with confidence.

Climate Change in the Kennels (3:33) Denali National Parks
This is a documentary that explores how climate change is affecting the lives of
the mushers and dogs who travel in Denali National Park, Alaska.

Peak Obsession (32:30) Cody Townsend + Bjarne Salen
Joined by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, Cody Townsned sets out for
an adventure rife with challenge and a little bit of schadenfreude.

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