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The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a nonprofit organization working at the national level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their 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.
Co-hosted with RMIT Outdoors Club.
Storey Hall (RMIT), 342-344 Swanston St, Melbourne.
Suggested donation: $8 conc & students/ $15 waged. Tickets at the door. There will be plenty of room.
There will be a bar run by the RMIT Outdoors Club before the films start.
Hosted by Snow Safety Australia
Venue - Jindabyne Central School
Suggested donation: $8 conc & students/ $15 Adults.
Tickets at the door.
All the funds raised go toward delivering the 2018 Backcountry Travel Advisory
here will be plenty of room.
This will be a grass-roots gathering for backcountry skiers and riders of all abilities. If you’re interested in any form of human powered adventure in the backcountry, you should be there. Beginners to advanced, all are welcome.
The rise of a new backcountry culture, which is often young and focused on finding steep terrain, is now meshing with the ‘older’ cross country ski community as new participants spend more time camping and touring in the mountains. But until now there has been no single event in Australia where this community can gather to ski and ride, share skills, meet new riding buddies and have fun.
There will be all the usual trimmings, T-Shirts, give a ways, raffles and loads of fun. Some of the prize categories include worst DIY job, most inventive Splitboard design etc. etc. An official list will be out soon so stay tuned!
You have the option to stay in Jindabyne, camp in the National Park or my favorite camp on the peaks.
Jump on board and meet some new touring partners, the more the merrier!
Watch this space folks for more information about this event as it emerges. First of its kind in the country... choose your team mate now and get stepping.