Local Host: Montana Wilderness Association – Shining Mountains Chapter (Steffane Prestidge)


National Tour Contact: Melinda Quick, mquick@winterwildlands.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17th, 2020


Hamilton, Montana – Calling all “go big or go home” winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. The fifteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Hamilton on Wednesday, February 19th at Hamilton’s Community Center. All proceeds will benefit Montana Wilderness Association – Shining Mountains Chapter.

Beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase throughout the films.  Raffle tickets will also be available for sale with prizes from both our local and national sponsors.

Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the 15th Annual 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.

By partnering with groups like Montana Wilderness Association at a local level, the Winter Wildlands Alliance raises funds for these groups and communities through the annual Backcountry Film Festival national tour. All funds raised directly benefit local projects and programs that perpetuate access and stewardship of public lands.

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:

·        Can’t Ski Vegas - Joey Schusler, Ben Page, Thomas Woodson

·        Drawn to High Places - Elise Giordano + Outdoor Research

·        Endless Winter: Chapter 1 - Nikolai Schirmer

·        KHUTRAO - Agreste Chile

·        Leave Nice Tracks - Marius Becker, Dan Cirenza, Kyle Crichton

·        A Climb for Equality - Caroline Gleich + Rylo

·        Colter’s Route - Sawyer Thomas + Riis Wilbrecht + Dynafit

·        Backflippers - Luigi Dellarole

·        Climate Change in the Kennels - Denali National Parks

·        Peak Obsession (32:30) Cody Townsend + Bjarne Salen

Doors open at 6:30PM and the screening beings at 7PM.

Admission is $10 and can be at the door.


  • Occurred Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Community Center

223 South Second Street
Hamilton, MT


Steffane Prestidge