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Backcountry Film Festival

December 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Calling all “go big or go home” winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. The fifteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Crested Butte on Saturday, December 21st at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts. All proceeds will benefit High Country Conservation Advocates’ Water Program. High Country Conservation Advocates protects the health and natural beauty of the land, rivers, and wildlife in and around Gunnison County now and for future generations. This event is a great way to support our local conservation efforts in the Gunnison Valley!

Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival film line-up is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general communities. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snow sports experience on public lands.

By partnering with groups like High Country Conservation Advocates at a local level, the Winter Wildlands Alliance raises funds for these groups and communities through the annual Backcountry Film Festival national tour. All funds raised directly benefit local projects and programs that perpetuate access and stewardship of public lands.

Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Films in this year’s program include:

Can’t Ski Vegas – Joey Schusler, Ben Page, Thomas Woodson

Drawn to High Places – Elise Giordano + Outdoor Research

Endless Winter: Chapter 1 – Nikolai Schirmer

KHUTRAO – Agreste Chile

Leave Nice Tracks – Marius Becker, Dan Cirenza, Kyle Crichton

A Climb for Equality – Caroline Gleich + Rylo

Colter’s Route – Sawyer Thomas + Riis Wilbrecht + Dynafit

Backflippers – Luigi Dellarole

Climate Change in the Kennels – Denali National Parks

Peak Obsession (32:30) Cody Townsend + Bjarne Salen

Doors open at 6:30pm and the screening beings at 7:00pm.

Admission is $15 and can be purchased online or at the door.

We will also have a ton of great raffle prizes with raffle tickets available for purchase at the door.


December 21, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Center for the Arts
606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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