Backcountry Film Festival 2016 posterBrace yourself, El Niño is upon us. Grab your outdoor bucket list and adventure buddies to tune into a night of human-powered winter celebration at the 11th annual Backcountry Film Festival. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands Allaince, the festival will hold over 100 showings of this year’s films, from Alaska to Antarctica.

The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its collaboration with filmmakers from all corners of the globe, ranging grassroots to professional. The festival provides a fresh lineup committed to get everyone, van dwellers to weekend warriors, awakened to the powder turns as well as environmental initiatives happening all around the world.

Created in 2004 to highlight Winter Wildlands Alliance’s efforts to preserve and promote winter landscapes for human-powered users, the festival begins in Boise and includes showings in locations throughout the United States and Canada and now in Antarctica, Europe, Australia and Asia. Funds raised stay in local communities to support like-minded, human-powered recreation and conservation efforts and to raise awareness of winter management issues, avalanche training/safety and winter education programs.

The festival visits Outdoor Gear Exchange, Burlington, Vermont on Thursday, November 12. Get tickets here.

More about Winter Wildlands Alliance, and the Backcountry Film Festival.