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The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival seeks to promote the work of grassroots filmmakers who tell compelling and entertaining stories of backcountry, non-motorized recreation and environmental preservation. Now in its fifth year, the festival highlights the fun and magic of our country's winter backcountry. At the same time, it raises funds to help Winter Wildlands Alliance and our grassroots groups to continue to protect wild areas throughout the country.
This year, festival goers will vicariously surf the snow with a Japanese calligrapher, test extreme snow
conditions in Vermont and ski the brief but majestic winter of Australia. As always, there will be
plenty of world-class riding set to killer tunes in dramatic locations both familiar and far-flung.
The films are as diverse as the backcountry experience and will put a smile on the face of even the
most winter-averse viewer.
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The Film Festival benefits efforts to preserve and conserve winter landscapes for quiet users
throughout the USA. The festival is put together by Winter Wildlands Alliance, and with the help of local nonprofit sponsors, the festival then travels to 30
communities throughout the western United States, from Alaska to Santa Barbara. Funds raised stay
in local communities to support efforts at forest planning and resource protection.
Check out backcountryfilmfestival.com to see a list of tour dates and find a showing near you! The site is updated
regularly as showings are added. If you don't see a showing in your area, contact Whitney at 208-
344-8692 to host one in your town.
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a Boise-based national nonprofit organization working to protect
winter ecosystems and to promote opportunities for backcountry and Nordic skiing, snowboarding,
snowshoeing and winter hiking. For more information visit winterwildlands.org.