Montana Backcountry Alliance will host this year’s Backcountry Film Festival in Missoula and Bozeman this winter.

The Bozeman show will be at Emerson Center Jan. 18. Doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Emerson is at 111 S. Grand Ave.

The Missoula show will be Feb. 3 at Wilma Theatre. Doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. The Wilma is at 131 S. Higgins Ave.

This year’s show will be accompanied by a huge raffle at both locations – prizes include yurt stays, guided backcountry trips, and tons of cool gear.

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by the Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of human-powered winter experiences. It’s a gathering space for the snowsports community and a guaranteed good time.

Films this year include “Season on the Brink”, “PACE – Pedal to the Peaks”, “The Lost Sierra”, and “China: A Skiers Journey”. In all, the two-hour show will feature 11 films.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/196814383″>2017 Backcountry Film Festival Trailer</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/winterwildlands”>Winter Wildlands Alliance</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

The Montana Backcountry Alliance is a statewide group formed in 2005 with the goal of preserving quality human-powered winter recreation experiences, reducing conflicts, improving access, and promoting safety. MBA represents backcountry and Nordic skiers and snowshoers and works with agencies like the Forest Service.

Winter Wildlands is a national-level non-profit working to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for winter landscapes. The 2017-2017 Backcountry Film Festival will tour more than 100 cities nationwide.

For more information on the festival, visit http://winterwildlands.org/backcountry-film-festival/. For more information on MBA, visit, https://montanabackcountry.org/.

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