Mountain festival kicks off with films

Courtesy Scott Rokis

Alpenglow Sports will ring in the 2019 Winter Mountain Festival on Feb. 16 with a screening of Mountainfilm on Tour in the Olympic Village Lodge in Olympic Valley.

Tickets for the screening are $12 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for ages 15 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the show begins at 7 p.m. A raffle from Flylow will benefit the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. A schedule of the films that will be shown is online. | mountainfilm.org

Alpenglow’s annual Winter Mountain Festival is a nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports. This year the festival offers more than 75 individual events for beginning and intermediate skiers from back-country tours to natural history snowshoe hikes, avalanche preparedness clinics and talks from athletes. The festival runs from Feb. 16 to 24 and is almost entirely free. Register online. | alpenglowsports.com