Backcountry Film Festival - Great Hall

Backcountry Film Festival - Great Hall

Join us for a fun night of viewing several short films focused on human-powered, winter backcountry adventure!
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Come down to the Tacoma Program Center and enjoy an exciting lineup of human-powered, winter adventure films! No ticket purchase is necessary, but there is a suggested donation of $5 at the door - please RSVP!!! If not a Mountaineers member, RSVP at

Buy RAFFLE tickets at the event for the chance to win sweet prizes! All proceeds go to support Mountaineers youth programs. Tickets are 1 for $5, or 3 for $10.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, films begin at 7.

Featured Films include:

The 2015-16 Backcountry Film Festival Line Up:

•   Japan by Van immerses us in the head-deep powder of the Shirakawa backcountry. A Sweetgrass Productions film.

•   Shared Lines features the story of Vermont Backcountry Alliance and their community in a short film by T-Bar Films.

•   Shifting Ice, from filmmaker Kt Miller, is an all-women team on a journey at the intersection of scientific exploration and, of course, grueling fun.

•   The Weight of Winter, filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski brings us a ride to tune in, sit back, and enjoy.

•   I Love Splitboarding, a fresh way to play in the backcountry along with a fresh way of living. A film by Right on Brother opens up the world of splitboarding.

•   55 Hours in Mexico, in true tribute to weekend warriors, Joey, Karl, Thomas, and filmmaker Max Lowe take us on an adventure of 55 Hours in Mexico.

•   Always Above Us, gives us a glimpse of the tremendous amount of sacrifice and hardship involved in the life of a climber. Sherpas Cinema follows Kris Erickson and Conrad Anker in a memoir for David Bridges and Alex Lowe.

•   Connections, the Dynafit team shares the story of the simple “low tech” design that changed the face of backcountryskiing.

•   The Forecaster, expert Avalanche Forecaster Drew Hardesty leads by example, paying respect to the responsibility that comes with our backcountry freedom. From Spindle Productions.