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Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Fest coming to Gonzaga

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING — Human-powered winter pursuits will be featured in nine films to be screened during the Winter Wildlands’ 2011-12 Backcountry Film Festival presentation coming to Spokane.

And a long list of door prizes is being accumulated, including ski gear and even a two-day trip into the Wing Ridge tent camp in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

When: Friday Nov. 11; doors open at 6:30 p.m., shows at 7 p.m.
Where: Gonzaga University’s Jepsen Center, Wolfe Auditorium.
Tickets: $7 general admission, $3 students (with student I.D.)  Purchase tickets in advance Here.

Check out the films in the festival road tour.

Presented by Gonzaga Outdoors and the Stevens Peak Backcountry Coalition in conjunction with the Spokane Mountaineers and Spokane Mountaineers Foundation.  All proceeds to benefit Gonzaga Outdoors and the Stevens Peak Backcountry Coalition.

The evening is especially geared toward skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing with chances to win related door prizes. The festival highlights Winter Wildlands Alliance’s and other grassroots groups’ efforts to preserve and conserve winter landscapes for quiet users. The festival travels to more than 75 communities throughout the United States, and then overseas to Antarctica, Europe Australia and Asia.

Read on for the list of films.

Backcountry Film Festival reset for Friday at GU

WINTER SPORTS — The Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Festival, canceled in February by a storm that closed the school, is rescheduled for Friday at Gonzaga University.

Several winning festival films will be shown at the Jepson Center, Wolfe Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7.

Admission is $5 or $3 for students. Tickets will be available at the door, or in advance through Gonzaga University Outdoors website: http://commerce.cashnet.com/guoutdoors
For directions to the Jepson Center, go to www.gonzaga.edu/about/campus-map.asp.
Read on for details about the films.