The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival kicks off its 15th year

On October 25, the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 15th year in Boise, Idaho with another round of films geared toward documenting the human-powered backcountry experience. At each show, Backcountry Film Festival Manager Melinda Quick says that viewers will be able to enjoy subject matter ranging from the topics of climate change to issues of accessibility in the backcountry. And new this year, the kick-off weekend will also include a fundraiser for the WWA SnowSchool program whose mission is to get kids K-12 outside on snowshoes in the winter months. We caught up with Quick to learn more about what this season’s lineup has to offer and how organizations can get involved and host a showing.

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