Winter Wildlands Alliance Presents:

Night of Stoke is a night of social innovation to bring together and celebrate the outdoor community. This event is proudly brought to you by Winter Wildlands Alliance, Backcountry Film Festival, Sierra Nevada, and Outdoor Retailer.

Spend a night with athletes and brands of the outdoor industry at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show. Guests experience an exclusive lineup of films from the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival, in addition to a few new films, while learning from featured outdoor adventurers, athletes, and activists about how to turn passion into action.

All proceeds to benefit Winter Wildlands Alliance. Made possible by Winter Wildlands Alliance and Outdoor Retailer. Beer by Sierra Nevada. Supported by Bonfire Collective and Backcountry Magazine. Raffle prizes by YETI, Flylow Gear, Outdoor Research, Osprey Backpacks, Big Agnes, Dynafit, Mammut, Skratch Labs, All Good Brand, black crows skis, and Mountainflow eco-wax.

Film Descriptions:

Sisters of Skimo

By Ben Gadberry

Presented by Howard Head Sports Medicine, Sisters of Skimo showcases the journey of Sierra Anderson and her fellow female competitors in ski mountaineering racing, as they vie to qualify to compete at “the Olympics of Skimo,” the World Championships in Switzerland.


By Steven Bumgardner and NPS

Explore the sounds of winter as we explore scenic landscapes from the foothills to conifer forests, meadows, and high-elevation alpine areas to listen to the rich diversity of sounds of winter.

movie poster for Cant Ski Vegas in the Backcountry Film Festival

Can’t Ski Vegas

By Joey Schusler, Ben Page, and Thomas Woodson

Some people channel their angst for an upcoming wedding into the slot machines in Las Vegas. Others raft a remote river in search of ski lines. Can’t Ski Vegas follows a crew of skiers as they withdraw into the wild and ski lines in northern Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Without distractions, cell service, or emails, the friends invest in the purposeful time of being together. 

Caroline Gleich Stand on the top of Mount Everest for Her climb for Equality

A Climb for Equality

By Rylo and Caroline Gleich

Ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich understands why only 11 percent of the people standing on the world’s tallest summits are women. In this world of technical ascents, women encounter barriers to belonging—not to mention how hard it is to find gear in a woman’s size. Last spring, Gleich climbed Mount Everest, and by documenting her journey, she invites women to join her in overcoming the challenges of mountaineering.

Paha Sapa: The Skiers Journey

By Mike Whelan of Treasured Heights

Follow Lakota skier Connor Ryan across his homeland in search of backcountry ski potential, and discover the Black Hills ski community. This is the first ever film on backcountry skiing in the Black Hills (aka Paha Sapa) of South Dakota and buttes of Nebraska. This film is part of the Skiing States Series by Mike Whelan. Learn about Natives Outdoors with Len Necefer and discover the beauty of the plains and little-known parks and national forests.


By Jayme Dittmar, Morgan Heim, Samantha Dwinnell, Kevin Monteith, Emilene Ostlind

Three bold women test their endurance and wits as they brave the formidable, migratory journey of a pregnant, scrawny doe.

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