The Backcountry Film Festival brings the world’s winter to Fairbanks this January. The Fairbanks showing, organized by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF), will be held on Saturday, January 28, at the Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center. Besides being great fun, this event serves as a fundraiser for the NSCF and the Winter Wildlands Alliance.

Doors open at 6:15pm. Movies start at 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are: 

  • NSCF Individual $10, 
  • NSCF Family $35
  • Non-member Individual $15
  • Non-member Family $45

This year the festival highlights experiences that fuel and surround winter activities. The line-up includes: 

  • Reflections: The woods in winter can often seem like poetry to the senses.
  • Lifecycle of a Powderwhore: What is a Powderwhore?
  • AK Girls Way: A memoir for Liz Daley as a consummate mountain guide with an infectious enthusiasm for life.
  • SnowSchool: Watch the magic of the Winter Wildlands Alliance National SnowSchool program unfold with Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education participants.
  • There on the Periphery: A midwinter dream.
  • An Education: Join daughter-father duo, Lilliana and Mike Libecki, on their quest to backcountry ski Antarctica.
  • Season on the Brink: Mother Nature is neither for you nor against you. Lessons of a near-fatal accident.
  • Pace: “The slow passing of time is when I feel most alive.” Brody Leven.
  • The Lost Sierra: A local take on the importance of protecting your home forest.
  • China, A Skier’s Journey: Skiing, both an exploding middle-class phenomenon as well as a historical means of survival for China.
  • Snow Artists: Exploration is everywhere.

See the festival films at:

Now in its 12th year the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates the human-powered winter experience through film. The films are selected from a mix of professional and amateur filmmakers from around the world who submit their best work for the festival. 

The BackCountry Film festival aims to entertain while helping to raise funds and awareness for Winter Wildlands and its like-minded partners. The festival, which was created in 2004, premieres in Boise, ID, and then travels to more than 100 locations worldwide. Funds raised by the festival showings stay in local communities to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts and to raise awareness of winter management issues, avalanche training/safety and winter education programs