El Sendero Backcountry Film Festival
Celebrates 13 years of Snow Less Traveled

Wenatchee, WA — The Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 13th Anniversary with eight unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. The festival is hosted by the Wenatchee-based nonprofit, El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club. The Backcountry Film Festival shows locally on December 6th, 2017 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, WA.

Each year in December, El Sendero, “The Path” in Spanish, hosts the annual Backcountry Film Festival. The festival showcases inspirational and thought-provoking films that embody El Sendero’s mission to promote and protect winter wildlands and access for human-powered snow sports on public lands.

The films communicate issues that impact quiet winter recreation and the environment or tell an interesting story about fun on the snow. These films are as diverse as the backcountry experience and will put a smile on the face of even the most winter-averse viewer. Funds raised stay in the Wenatchee area to support human-powered winter recreation and conservation efforts.

This year’s films include:
The Space Within by: DPS Skis Cinematic
Ruth Gorge by: Noah Howell
Below O by: Itai Hagage
The End of Snow by: Jane Zelikova & Morgan Heim
Follow Through by: Anya Miller & Becca Cahall
Genesis by: Ben Sturgulewski & Dan Pizza
Idaho 12ver Project by: Matt Ortiz
Adventure not War by: Max Lowe

The festival will be held on Wednesday December 6th at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, WA – doors open at 6pm and films start at 7pm. Admission is $15, kids twelve and under are free, tickets can be purchased in advance from the Numerica PAC box office. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event for a wide assortment of outdoor gear; refreshments will be available for those attending the festival.

You definitely don’t want to miss this exciting evening of auctions, socializing, and a screening of the season’s hottest backcountry ski films. You will also get to rub shoulders with the finest gathering of winter backcountry enthusiasts and puffy jackets in central Washington.

The Backcountry Film Festival is sponsored locally by:

Alpine Lakes Protection Society
Arlberg Sports
Stemilt Growers
North 40 Productions
Pacific Engineering
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort
El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club

For more information on the Backcountry Film Festival please visit www.backcountryfilmfestival.org

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