Backcountry Film Festival in Hailey tonight

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 1, 2011 10:52 am


The sixth annual Backcountry Film Festival is at the Liberty Theater in Hailey as part of the Sun Valley Nordic Festival Tuesday, February 1st. 

Doors open at 6pm

Show starts at 7pm

Only $8/ticket

Beer from Big Sky Brewing and a great raffle!

Idaho Conservation League and Winter Wildlands Alliance are co-hosting the Backcountry Film Festival now in its 6th year. The Backcountry Film Festival highlights the beauty, diversity, and fun of the winter backcountry experience. Submissions come from world renowned filmmakers who travel every corner of the globe to submit their best backcountry work, and from grassroots filmmakers who take the video camera out on the weekend excursions and submit their best film short. The top films are then juried and assembled into a night of fun for all—whether you like to ski, snowboard snowshoe, or even just stay indoors and drink hot cocoa by the fire, there is something for everyone.  These films are as diverse as the backcountry experience and will put a smile on the face of even the most winter-averse viewer.  

Winners of the festival this year include:

Best of Festival Teton Gravity Research’s “Deeper” follows legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones and other top riders as they forsake helicopters, snowmobiles and lifts to venture deep into untouched terrain under their own power.

Best Short Film, “Desert River” from Sweetgrass Productions, is a beautiful ski adventure into Alaska.

Best Environmental Film, “Whitebark Warrior” from TreeFight and Snaz Media, chronicles the decline of thousand-year old whitebark pines due to climate change and efforts underway to save these iconic high alpine trees.