Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival

Jake Sakson
Jake Sakson in the Wasatch. (image: PowderWhore Productions)

What's your vision of backcountry bliss? If it involves snowshoeing, nordic skiing, telemark skiing, or any other human-powered winter adventure, there's a film festival just for you.

Trailspace is sponsoring the seventh annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival, which premiers November 11 in Boise, Idaho.

The festival features the beauty and fun of the winter backcountry experience and includes films by everyone from renowned adventurers who travel every corner of the globe, to grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions. This year Winter Wildlands Alliance's panel of judges have assembled an exciting 90-minute program from the top choices.

This year's winners include exciting cuts from PowderWhore Productions (see the trailer below), and a unique daydream sequence that's sure to earn a smile from passionate skiers.

The Backcountry Film Festival isn't all about massive drops, secret powder stashes and impressive cinematography. The event benefits the work of the Winter Wildlands Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands.

For all the excellent groups that work to protect backcountry recreation, Winter Wildlands is one of the few that focuses on exclusively on protecting the winter experience. Even though snowshoers, skiers and snowboarders don't rely as much on trails, their backcountry experience is still threatened by pollution and careless, unplanned development.

Trailspace is proud to support the work of Winter Wildlands and to be a sponsor of this year's Backcountry Film Festival.

The festival premiers November 11 in Boise, Idaho and then goes on tour across the country. Visit the Backcountry Film Festival's website for to find a showing near you.


290 reviewer rep
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November 9, 2011 at 11:43 a.m. (EST)

Wish I was in Boise Idaho

7,361 reviewer rep
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November 9, 2011 at 1:15 p.m. (EST)

December 15th in Cashmere, WA, 1.5 hrs from me.  Deffinately maybe.

244 reviewer rep
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November 9, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)


Looks like loads of fun both hiking in and skiing out!

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