The Backcountry Film Festival brings the world’s winter wonderland to Fairbanks this Saturday, January 26.

The Fairbanks showing, organized by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF), will be held at Birch Hill Recreation Area. Doors open at 6:20 p.m., films start at 7 p.m. Besides being great fun, this event serves as a fundraiser for the NSCF and the Winter Wildlands Alliance.

The festival consists of a series of short films celebrating human-powered backcountry activities. The selected films run the gamut from fun to serious, shorter to longer. Most have a skiing theme, but there are some environmental and other themes as well.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For NSCF members, ticket prices are $10 for individuals and $25 for families (up to 6). For non-members, ticket prices are $15 for individuals and $35 for families. Purchase online tickets at or check out our Backcountry Film Festival page.

Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks for will be for sale. HooDoo beer will be available for a donation.

For more information contact Lisa Druckenmiller (

Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Films in this year’s program include:

Ode to Muir (Festival cut), Teton Gravity Research
Ski the Wild West, Thomas Woodson and Drew Petersen
The Abbey, DPS Cinematic
The Backcountry Snowsports Initiative: Human-Powered, Wool Hat Creative Productions
Abandoned (Festival cut), The Road West Traveled
Blue, Aly Nicklas
I Am Here, David Hanson and Michael Hanson
Surfer Dan, Camp4 Collective
Searching for Christmas Tree, Lie Feng
Westward: Brennan Lagasse, KGB Productions

See a teaser of this year’s films at:

Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, this Backcountry Film Festival film line-up is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general communities. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snow sports experience on public lands.

The BackCountry Film festival aims to entertain while helping to raise funds and awareness for Winter Wildlands and its like-minded partners. The festival, which was created in 2004, premieres in Boise, ID, and then travels to more than 100 locations worldwide. Funds raised by the festival showings stay in local communities to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts and to raise awareness of winter management issues, avalanche training/safety and winter education programs.