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Backcountry Film Festival

Submitted by El Sendero ("The Path") Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club:

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Sixth-Annual Backcountry Film Festival
Winter is upon us and we will answer the call
  • Date and Time: December 6. Doors open at 6 p.m., films start at 7p.m.
  • Location: Cashmere Riverside Center in Cashmere, WA.
  • Cost: Admission is $10 at the door for those 12 and older, and includes free coffee, dessert, and raffle.
Have you made the official gear closet swap yet? Have you traded in your bikes for boards? Do you hoot and holler every time you see a dusting of snow on the hills? Whether you go berserk at the slightest hint of snow or are a casual fan of human-powered winter recreation, you will want to grab your friends and make your way to this year's Backcountry Film Festival organized by El Sendero. You'll find the best raffle in town, the best coffee, and the best winter films of the year.

Now in its sixth year, the Backcountry Film Festival highlights the beauty, diversity and fun of the winter backcountry experience. Submissions come from world-renowned filmmakers who travel every corner of the globe to shoot their best backcountry work, and from grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions for their best film short. After jury, the top films are assembled into a night of fun for all. These films are as diverse as the backcountry experience and will bring a smile to anyone who likes to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or even just stay indoors and drink hot cocoa by the fire.


This year's films include:

Best Grassroots film: “Alaska Wilderness Ski Classic” from Luc Mehl
Best Environmental film:            “A Story of Trust”
Best of the Backcountry: "Skiing the Void" from Sweetgrass Productions

Other film selections include:

  • “Further” from Teton Gravity Research
  • “Denali Experiment” from The North Face
  • “Freedom Chair” from Switchback Entertainment
  • “Unicorn Sashimi” from Felt Soul Media


The Backcountry Film Festival travels to more than 100 communities throughout the United States and abroad. 
Funds raised through BFF ticket sales stay in local communities to support muscle-powered winter recreation efforts. 
This showing will benefit El Sendero's efforts to protect and conserve winter landscapes for quiet users. 


This event will be held on December 6th at the Cashmere Riverside Center in Cashmere, WA - doors open at 6pm and films start at 7pm. Admission is $10 at the door for those 12 and older and includes the best raffle in town, free coffee, and dessert items. The Backcountry Film Festival is organized by El Sendero and sponsored locally by WenatcheeOutdoors, The Sierra Club, and the Alpine Lakes Protection Society.

For more information, visit the Backcountry Film Festival or El Sendero home pages.