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Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Bernhard Music Center

54 Chapin Hall Drive

Williamstown, MA 01267

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Join us for an evening of celebrating winter human powered experiences, complete with mingling opportunities, a raffle or two, and stoke! 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 14th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is hosted in partnership by the Williams Outing Club and the Bennington Area Trail System.

This event is FREE & Family Friendly! All are welcome! Bring cash for a raffle! RSVP suggested, but not required.

Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Festival film line-up is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general outdoor 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.

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

Read more about the film line up here: https://winterwildlands.org/backcountry-film-festival-2018-19-films/

Non-profit groups that will be present with information include: Bennington Area Trail System, Catamount Trail Association, Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and Hikers, Green Mountain Club Bennington Section, and Thunderbolt Ski Runners. Other local outdoor businesses and community health organizations will be on-site with information about their offerings as well. There will be a raffle and/or 50/50 with proceeds going toward several of the organizations present. Questions, email batsvt@gmail.com or alm5@williams.edu.



Parking: Parking Garage off of Route 7/North Street, off of Mission Park Drive, or other public parking areas. Parking for those with mobility limitations may be available at the Congregational Church and will be signed for the event. Refer to the Interactive Campus Map online here, or use Google Maps Link.


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