Backcountry Film Festival Slated For Thursday At The Reel Deal Theater

BackcountryDon’t Miss This Year’s Backcountry Film Festival, Sponsored by Century Bank on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Photo Courtesy PEEC


Calling all winter enthusiasts! Get ready for this year’s Backcountry Film Festival, Sponsored by Century Bank. This festival showcases the impact and importance of winter wildlands through a collection of short films. The annual Los Alamos showing of the Backcountry Film Festival will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. Proceeds from the film will benefit the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, who is partnering with the Reel Deal for the ninth year in a row to bring the community this great festival!

Tickets are on sale now at the Reel Deal Theater and admission is $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Beer and wine will be for sale before and during the movie thanks to Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. PEEC also has some great raffle prizes available this year! Participants can purchase raffle tickets in the lobby for a chance to win some great prizes. The raffle will be held at the end of intermission and includes prizes like skis from Pajarito Brewpub; a one-night stay at Taos Ski Valley’s The Blake; lift tickets from Pajarito Mountain, Ski Santa Fe, and Wolf Creek Ski Area; and gift cards and other swag from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op, REI Santa Fe, Boese Brothers Brewery, Pig + Fig Café, the Reel Deal Theater, and Winter Wildlands Alliance.

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance and this year’s line-up is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the backcountry and general community. 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. Funds raised from this showing of the Backcountry Film Festival and raffle tickets help support PEEC’s winter programs, like snowshoeing field trips, that get kids outside all year long!

Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors and ski culture — you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Films in this year’s program include:

  • “Peak Obsession” By Bjarne Salen

  • “Can’t Ski Vegas” By Joey Schusler, Ben Page and Thomas Woodson

  • “A Climb for Equality” By Rylo and Caroline Gleich

  • “Drawn to High Places” By Nikki Frumkin and Outdoor Research

  • “Endless Winter: Chapter One” By Nikolai Schirmer

  • “Khutrao” By Agreste Chile

  • “Backflippers” By Luigi Dellarole

  • “Climate Change in the Kennels” By Denali National Parks

  • “Leave Nice Tracks” By Dan Cirenza, Marius Becker and Kyle Crichton

  • “Colter: A Legacy of Adventure” By Sawyer Thomas and Riis Wilbrecht

Watch this year’s trailer here.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call (505) 662-0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit