celebrating the winter human-powered experience

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a nonprofit organization working at the national level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.

The 2016-2017 Backcountry Film Festival will tour more than 100 cities from mid-November to late March. Immerse yourself in a night of films that capture the spirit of winter. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Find a screening in your town by visiting our TOUR SCHEDULE.


2016-2017 Films


Lifecycle of a Powderwhore

AK Girls Way


There on the Periphery

An Education

Season on the Brink

Pace- Pedal to Peaks

The Lost Sierra

China, A Skiers Journey