Abandoned: Berthoud Pass

Another exclusive Festival cut focusing on Berthoud Pass, a crew of backcountry skiers set out to explore Colorado’s lost ski areas hopes to find adventure amongst the ruins.

The Road West Traveled | 8 min 47 sec

Surfer Dan

Beyond the tale of his frosted beard, this is a story about Dan Schetter’s passion for surfing and how he credits the sport to saving his life.

Camp4 Collective | 7 min 32 sec

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

“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 and pursue her American dream.

Michael and David Hanson | 7 min 42 sec

The Backcountry Snowsports Initiative: Human-Powered

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 Creative | 8 min 9 sec



Saturday, Nov 3, 2018

Tickets here!

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Pre-Party feat. Red Light Challenge, beer, and more giveaways at North Face (802 W Idaho St)

6:00 PM: Doors open at The Egyptian Theatre (700 W Main Street)

7:00 PM: Films start at The Egyptian Theatre

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is a celebration of the winter human-powered experience. Across North America this festival is a gathering place of the backcountry snow sports community. Adventure with the local backcountry community into the heart and soul of the winter human-powered experience. Climate action, environmental preservation, natural resources, snow culture, and of course, POW SHOTS: you’ll find it all in the award-winning 14th Annual World Premiere of the Backcountry Film Festival right here in our hometown of Boise, ID! Go to to find complete film program.

Live music, Sierra Nevada beer and other alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks, and tons or raffle prizes provided by our national and local sponsors – get your tickets before we sell out! Raffle and swag giveaways from Sierra Nevada, Clifbar, Outdoor Research, DPS Skis, Flylow, Osprey, YETI Coolers, Native Eyewear, Mountain Khakis, and Big Agnes. Local sponsors to be announced soon!

Want to get even more wild with us? Get a Wild Weekend pass so you have tickets to the Backcountry Film Festival premiere AND SnowBall, a SnowSchool fundraiser featuring live music from Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, dancing, food, beer and giveaways on Friday, Nov 2 at 7:00 PM at the Linen Building. Join the community for a weekend celebrating the backcountry, winning raffle and silent auction prizes, sharing some cinematic stoke, and raising funds for local non-profits.

And don’t forget to start at the Pre-Party of the winter season! Join us from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at The North Face in downtown Boise for a FREE and open to the public event featuring live music from local rockers Red Light Challenge, raffle prizes, beer, and tons of high fives all around! No Festival ticket or Wild Weekend pass required, so bring your friends!

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