Celebrate Winter at the Backcountry Film Festival

Join us for the 2020 Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival, hosted by the Foothills Branch! We will screen 10 films, representing a variety of outdoor activities and all types of adventurers.
Steve LeBrun Steve LeBrun
Leader & Super Volunteer
January 08, 2020
Celebrate Winter at the Backcountry Film Festival

Celebrate winter with us at the annual Backcountry Film Festival! Held by the Winter Wildlands Alliance and hosted by our Foothills Branch, this exciting annual film fest is sure to get your stoke high and have you itching to get outside. 

There is something for everyone this year, with films on backcountry sustainability, splitboarding, skiing, climbing, rafting, landscape art, and even mushing. With ten films to enjoy, you can look forward to an evening of excitement and adventure. We will host screenings in Seattle Jan 21 and in Bellevue Feb 13. Tickets are $11-$14. Both showings will include complimentary beverages and a free raffle ticket! 

Seattle Tickets – Jan 21

Bellevue Tickets - Feb 13

Films in this year’s program

Can’t Ski Vegas

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

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

A winter-long project to ski with a lower carbon footprint.


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

Vermonters are working in the mountains to make the backcountry more sustainable, safe, and accessible for all who wish to enjoy it.

A Climb for Equality

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

Filmmaker and skier Sawyer Thomas follows the path of John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, through Yellowstone and the Tetons.


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

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

Joined by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, Cody Townsend sets out for an adventure rife with challenge and a little bit of schadenfreude.

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