Backcountry Film Festival comes to Tahoe

Mark Ortiz

Alpenglow Sports hosts the 13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival on Dec. 1. Come welcome winter and support Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships and Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association with an award-winning lineup of short films celebrating adventure, environmental consciousness, youth involvement in the outdoors, and more.

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered winter wilderness experience and a gathering place for the back-country snowsports community.

Winter Wildlands Alliance is a nonprofit that partners with groups like SWEP and Tahoe Cross Country at the local level to inspire and educate the back-country community to protect and care for winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs, and to raise awareness of winter management issues.

Films in this year’s program include:

  • The Space Within, DPS Skis Cinematic
  • Ruth Gorge, Noah Howell
  • Below 0, Itai Hagage
  • The End of Snow, Jane Zelikova and Morgan Heim
  • Follow Through, Anya Miller and Becca Cahall
  • Genesis, Ben Sturgulewski and Dan Pizza
  • Idaho 12ver Project, Matt Ortiz
  • Adventure Not War, Max Lowe

Tickets are $10 and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The films start at 7.

Tickets are available at For more information on the festival, visit