BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Patagonia Outlet
130 S Center St
Reno, NV 89501

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Doors open 7:00 PM; Films start about 7:30 PM

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Enjoy a night of winter adventure films accompanied by snacks and beer! Participate in a silent auction and raffle to benefit WWA partner Snowlands Network to promote human-powered winter sports and protect winter wildlands.

Sponsored by Snowlands Network, Patagonia, REI, and Winter Wildlands Alliance

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Film List

The films scheduled to be shown at this year's festival:

ODE TO MUIR
Teton Gravity Research
Our exclusive Festival cut of Ode To Muir speaks the entire feature-length film as professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones joins forces with two-time Olympian Elena Hight to embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California's John Muir Wilderness.

SKI THE WILD WEST
In 2017 Drew Petersen sought to ski the 11 highest peaks in the American West on one epic road trip. Accompanied by filmmaker and Winter Wildlands Alliance Ambassador, Thomas Woodson, this film is sure to be a pleasant walk down memory lane for anyone who has adventured throughout the West.

THE ABBEY
DPS Cinematic
A spiritual view into any snowbird's head waiting for the season to start.

THE BACKCOUNTRY SNOWSPORTS INITIATIVE
In this upbeat, Sunday morning op-ed of a short film we learn about the human-powered recreation advocacy organization, the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative, and their annual hut trip near Leadville, Colorado where they host a variety of stakeholders to ski, cook, talk about winter recreation policy

ABANDONED
Another exclusive Festival cut focusing on Berthoud Pass, a crew of backcountry skiers set out to explore Colorado's lost ski areas hopes to find adventure amongst the ruins.

BLUE
Blue is a testament to the inherent creativity, innovation and strength forged in women of the north. In it we present a spectacle of winter innovation—the icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike.

I AM HERE
"My parents never even thought about climbing a mountain." Yesenia grew up living in a small farmer's cabin in the apple orchards of Oregon's Hood River Valley. Watch Yesi's journey to climb Mount St. Helens and pursue her American dream.

SURFER DAN
Beyond the tale of his frosted beard, this is a story about Dan Schetter's passion for surfing and how he credits the sport to saving his life.

SEARCHING FOR CHRISTMAS TREE
A university teacher looking to break free from a life of routine in China and a mysterious frozen waterfall that no one knows the whereabouts, spins this story of seemingly futile quests and ultimately transcending climb.

WESTWARD: BRENNAN LAGASSE
An important message from Winter Wildlands Alliance Ambassador, educator and athlete, Brennan Lagasse, on the significance and the impact of the backcountry.

The actual films shown may differ from this list.