We’re hosting the Backcountry Film Fest here at KEEN on Thursday, January 12th!!! Time for an evening of Viva La Nina…
If the thought of La Nina returning for a second year to grace us with her wintery presence isn’t enough, the folks at Winter Wildlands Alliance have a sure-fire way to get you excited about winter. With sold-out venues and standing room only at both the Boise and Spokane premieres the Backcountry Film Festival is now touring throughout the US and beyond. And whether you are a fan of the backcountry, side country, the Nordic trails or simply hot chocolate by the fire, you won’t want to miss this celebration of the winter experience. If you haven’t been before, you are in for a treat – the films are sick, the beer is cold and the raffle is awesome, including great gear from Mountain Khakis, Backcountry Magazine, Ambler Hats, Sierra Trading Post, Go-Lite, KEEN, Osprey Packs and more. You’re bound to leave a winner!
The festival was created to highlight Winter Wildlands Alliance’s efforts to preserve and conserve winter landscapes for quiet users. After its Boise premiere, the festival travels to more than 75 communities throughout the United States, and then overseas to Antarctica, Europe Australia and Asia. Funds raised stay in local communities to support local human-powered recreation efforts and to raise awareness of winter management issues, avalanche training/ safety and winter education programs.
This year’s program includes nine different films including festival award winners
- “Solitaire” (festival cut) from Sweetgrass Productions, voted Best of Festival. Two years in the making, this film from the wilderness of South America is worth the wait.
- The Best Short award goes to “Chalk and Ski.” Produced by Chris Dicky and Purple Orange LLC, it’s a chalk-in-hand daydream about skiing and winter.
- The Best of the Backcountry award goes to a “Breaking Trail” (festival cut) from Powderwhore Productions. Known for their amazing ability to capture deep powder and fresh lines, brothers Noah and Jonah Howell remind us why we venture into the backcountry.
Want a sneak peak? Check out the trailer…
For more information and tour dates go to www.backcountryfilmfestival.org