The Winter Wildlands Backcountry Alliance Backcountry Film Festival | Thursday, February 26th, Tahoe City, CA

The Winter Wildlands Backcountry Alliance Backcountry Film Festival | Thursday, February 26th, Tahoe City, CA

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The Winter Wildlands Backcountry Alliance Backcountry Film Festival | Thursday, February 26th, Tahoe City, CA

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Have you been loving Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival or what? What an amazing event Alpenglow has brought to Lake Tahoe, and it’s only getting bigger and better as the festival rolls on. The Winter Wildlands Backcountry Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is a benefit for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association and is one of the highlights of the 9-day festival to be held at the Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema on February 26th.

Check out the trailer for the event here.

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Here’s some more details on the film festival:

The Alpenglow Mountain Festival is thrilled to welcome the 10th Anniversary Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival to North Lake Tahoe. On Thursday, February 26th the Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema will host and showcase nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled.

The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films, from well-known filmmakers to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions. The evening     celebrates both types, as they search out untracked powder and terrain in their respective ranges across the globe.

The festival was created in 2004 to highlight Winter Wildlands Alliance’s efforts to preserve and promote winter landscapes for human-powered users. From a single showing in Boise that year, the festival has         grown to include screenings throughout the United States and Canada, Europe, Australia, Antarctica,        and Asia. Funds raised from ticket sales stay in local communities to support like-minded, human-    powered recreation and conservation efforts as well as to raise awareness of winter management issues, avalanche training/safety and winter education programs.

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For 2015, the program includes:

  • Out on a Limb: Winner and Best of Festival production from T-Bar Films which tells the story of Vasu, who’s love for skiing and the backcountry overcomes all obstacles
  • Powder Pilgrimage: Best of the Backcountry Award Winner from Joey Howell, which chronicles the ventures of two friends ski bumming to Valdez, Alaska
  • Backcountry Baker: Best Grassroots Film winner by Jeremy Lurgio, which follows a Labrador Retriever named Baker as he and his owner pursue their love of backcountry skiing
  • From the Road: Fischer Creative portrays the balance between liberation and limitation as a group of athletes come together to help a skiing comrade gain reconciliation on a giant Alaskan peak which ended his professional guiding career
  • Afterglow: A revolutionary and visually spectacular film from Sweetgrass Productions that brings a whole new light to night skiing
  • 95 to Infinity: Doglotion Media follows brothers Andy and Mike Traslin as they keep the torch lit for 95 months of consecutive winter turns
  • Higher: Teton Gravity Research continuation of the adventures of Jeremy Jones
  • Sundog: Sturge Films captures the dog days of skiing in powder-filled Patagonia

$10 advance tickets are available online at www.alpenglowsports.com. Attendees are encouraged to purchase their seats well in advance of the popular event. All ticket proceeds to benefit the Tahoe Cross     Country Ski Education Association. Please direct questions to Alpenglow Sports 530.583.6917.

About Alpenglow Sports:

Alpenglow Sports is an original California Mountain Shop that has been providing locals and visitors with inspiration, local knowledge and the best equipment to enjoy the great outdoors for over thirty-five years. Based in Tahoe City, Alpenglow Sports takes pride in being community-minded and socially and environmentally responsible to ensure Lake Tahoe stays one of the best places to play, visit, and live in California.

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