Entries by Melinda Quick

Searching for Christmas Tree

Searching for Christmas Tree A university teacher looking to break free from a life of routine in China and a mysterious frozen waterfall that no one knows the whereabouts, spins this story of seemingly futile quests and ultimately transcending climb. Lie Feng | 16 min 16 sec

I Am Here

I Am Here “My parents never even thought about climbing a mountain.” Yesenia grew up living in a small farmer’s cabin in the apple orchards of Oregon’s Hood River Valley. Watch Yesi’s journey to climb Mount St. Helens, pursue her own American dream, and inspire Latinx outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Modoc Stories, Michael and David Hanson […]

Human Power: The Backcountry Snowsports Initiative

Human Power: The Backcountry Snowsports Initiative In this upbeat, Sunday morning op-ed of a short film we learn about the human-powered recreation advocacy organization, the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative, and their annual hut trip near Leadville, Colorado where they host a variety of stakeholders to ski, cook, talk about winter recreation policy. Philip Huffeldt, Wool Hat […]

The Abbey

The Abbey A spiritual view into any snowbird’s head waiting for the season to start. DPS Cinematic | 5 min 30 sec

Westward: Brennan Lagasse

Westward: Brennan Lagasse An important message from and dive into the life of Winter Wildlands Alliance Ambassador, educator and athlete, Brennan Lagasse, on the significance and the impact of the backcountry. Sam Pope, KGB Productions | 5 min 33 sec