BACKCOUNTRY FILMS -- John Latta of the Stevens Peak Backcountry Coalition is reminding outdoor enthusiats that we're just a week away from the Winter Wildlands Alliance 7th Annual Backcountry Film Festival, set for next Friday (Nov. 11), in the Wolfe Auditorium at Gonzaga University's Jepson Center.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., films at 7 p.m.. This is the second season the film festival films will be in Spokane.
"These are are all new films for 2011-2012," Latta said "The Fest is a confluence of fun made possible by some great people working together for good causes," including the effort to maintain backcountry skiing in the Stevens Peak area near Lookout Pass.
The list of cool door prizes grows everytime Latta sends out a notice, and there will be a drawing for a Black Diamond ski sear package.
"We'll also be holding a dollar raffle for some truly awsome gear and services donated from local businesses who are supporting our efforts," he said.
Donations for door and raffle prizes are being provided by:
Ambler, Fitness Fanatics, GSI Outdoors, Mountain Gear, Mountain Goat, Mountain Khakis, Omega Pacific, REI, Sierra Trading Post, Spokane Alpine House, Title Nine
and Wing Ridge Ski Tours (Eagle Cap Wilderness).
The event is being presented by Gonzaga Outdoors, the Stevens Peak Backcountry Coalition and Spokane Mountaineers Foundation.