For Valentine’s Day this year I wanted to do something different, but because of Kyle’s work schedule planning things on Fridays and Saturdays has become increasingly difficult. Thankfully I read the paper most days and saw that the Winter Wildland Alliance’s 10th Annual Backcountry Film Festival is this Friday at the Eagle’s.
The festival is showing nine films this year, ranging from about 5 to 20 minutes in length and covering destinations from around the globe including Alaska, Patagonia and Morocco. Check out this video from their site for a sneak-peek:
The doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $7. It’s first-come, first-serve so you better believe I’ll be elbowing you out of the way to get our tickets.
According to their website, “Formed in 2000, WWA grew out of the recognition that skiers, snowshoers, snowboarders, winter mountaineers and other backcountry adventurers needed a collective voice advocating on issues that impact the winter backcountry. Our work is equally focused on places as on the experiences these places provide, and equally at home in the backcountry as the halls of Congress. The landscape of winter recreation has changed radically since we started– with more people than ever seeking the backcountry experience – and our work is more relevant now than ever.”
Pretty rad, right? (Yes, I still use the word rad in everyday language.)
Some of their major projects include:
- SnowSchool – A program for kids combining hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered outdoor exploration
- Grassroots Snowsports Groups – Such as our very own Idaho Conservation League
- The Backcountry Film Festival
There’s a lot more going on with this great organization, so I highly recommend checking out their website and supporting the cause.
Hope to see you all at the Eagles on Friday!