The Lost Sierra

The Lost Sierra

Filmmaker: Colby Elliot

Duration: 7 min 5 sec

The U.S. Forest Service is currently planning for the future of winter use on public lands across the country. The process has begun on five forests in northern California, including the Plumas. The Lost Sierra gives us a snapshot of the history and of the current day culture of skiing in the Sierras.

Season on the Brink

season on the brink

Filmmaker: Dogy Down Films

Duration: 11 min 45 sec

Mother nature is neither for you nor against you, just indifferent. A lot happened last winter in the northeast; some of it great and some of it terrible. Come along for the ride with a group of close friends who set out to explore deeper into the northeastern backcountry, and along the way came face-to-face with the harsh realities of making sound decisions in the mountains.

An Education

Filmmaker: Mike Schirf

Duration: 9 min 7 sec

What does it take to complete Lilliana’s goal to Backcountry Ski in Antarctica at the age of 11? Follow daughter-father duo Lilliana and Mike Libecki on their journey to the far corner of the globe.

There on the Periphery

There on the Periphery

Filmmaker: Joel Wolpert

Duration: 5 min 12 sec

Filmmaker Joel Wolpert takes us on a midwinter dream with professional trail runner Ricky Gates.


Filmmaker: Scott Rulander

Duration: 7 min 5 sec

The first-ever film to feature Winter Wildlands Alliance’s National SnowSchool program, which engages 32,000 youth across 60 sites. This story details one of the sites located in Northern Idaho facilitated by grassroots, 501(c)(3) nonprofit Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE). Find out how to establish a SnowSchool site in your community at

Strap on a pair of snowshoes to transform your learning into our winter wildlands!  As the snow flies each winter, Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE) heads out to the field to facilitate their unique blend of SnowSchool Experience programs for the local area youth of North Idaho, Northwestern Montana, and Eastern Washington. During these transformational, place-based experiential education programs 4th – 12th grade students explore their winter landscapes on snowshoes to make sound academic connections related to snow-science, winter ecology, outdoor living and travel skills, and avalanche awareness. Coupled with good ‘ole fashion fun, SnowSchool participants are able to develop relationships within themselves, with their peers, with their community, and with their natural world.