Hans Saari Memorial Fund puts on film festival

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 19, 2009 11:22 am

The Hans Saari Memorial Fund was established in the name of Hans Saari, who perished while skiing the Alps. He was a well-known writer and adventure columnist, experiencing many adventures first hand. The Fund promotes ski education and exploration as it fosters an appreciation for the sport.

This January 14th and 15th in Bozeman, Montana, the Fund is hosting a film festival, the “Up There-Ski Film Fest”. The two films being highlighted are: Mike Marolt’s “Skiing Everest”, a 2009 Aspen Filmiest selection. It covers the progression of some friends from Aspen who go from novice skiers to experts who ski the world’s highest peak. The second films is “Swift.Silent.Deep”. Read more about that film here.

After the films, stick around for the raffle. Prizes include 3 days and 2 nights skiing in Jackson and Aspen, 26 days of skiing at Big Sky, Bridger, Moonlight Basin and the Yellowstone Club, various prizes from the North Face, and much more. All proceeds go to the Hans Saari Memorial Fund.