Backcountry Film Festival Comes To The Reel Deal January 24

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Join PEEC for the Backcountry Film Festival on at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Reel Deal Theater. This year’s festival is sponsored by Century Bank. Courtesy image


 The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater are teaming up again this year to bring the popular Backcountry Film Festival back to Los Alamos. This year, Century Bank has signed on as the headline sponsor for this festival. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at the Reel Deal is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan.24 and will be the only one in New Mexico. Tickets are available now.

Pajarito Brewpub and Grill will be selling beer and wine before the show and at intermission. Also at intermission, PEEC will raffle off prizes donated by local businesses and other sponsors. Prizes include lift tickets from Pajarito Mountain, skis and a snowboard from Pajarito Brewpub, lift tickets from Taos Ski Valley, gift card to Ruby K’s and Pig and Fig, PEEC t-shirts, a Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op sweatshirt and more! Raffle tickets will be sold in the lobby before the show.

Tickets can be purchased at the Reel Deal Theater for $12 in advance or at the door on the day of the show for $15. As in years past, the film festival is expected to sell out, so it is recommended to purchase tickets at the Reel Deal in advance. Raffle tickets and ticket sales will benefit PEEC thanks to the Reel Deal’s sponsorship through this annual fundraiser.

The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work, to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture — you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup, which includes ten unique short films.

For more information about the Backcountry Film Festival and the tour, visit To learn about the local screening, visit

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like PEEC at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education, and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.