As a Winter Wildlands Alliance SnowSchool, SOLE hosts the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival in Sandpoint and other locales to raise critical funding for our place-based experiential education programs in local schools, including our award-winning and nationally-recognized SnowSchool Experience SM program. During these annual fundraising events attendees are treated to a series of award winning films, a ‘Rockin’ Raffle’ and other special surprises! Each year is different, so come down and support our organization — so we can get local area youth out on the snow to explore > achieve > lead!
The SkinnyThe Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 14th Anniversary aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Backcountry Film Festival makes its world premiere in Boise, Idaho and will then tour to more than 100 showings around the world. This annual event includes a series of films, includes those winning awards all which celebrate the human-powered experience, a great silent auction and raffle with great holiday gifts from local vendors and gear vendors, and great refreshments. Location: The Collective Den | 418 E Lakeside Ave | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Date: December 6th, 2019 Times: Doors: 6 PM | Show: 7 PM | VIP Pre-Event: 5 – 6 PM 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. The festival was created in 2004 to highlight Winter Wildlands Alliance’s efforts to preserve and promote winter landscapes for human-powered users. From a single showing in Boise that first year, the festival has grown to include showings in locations throughout the United States and Canada and now in Antarctica, Europe, Australia and Asia. Funds raised stay in local communities to support like-minded, human-powered recreation and conservation efforts and to raise awareness of winter management issues, avalanche training/safety and winter education programs. Come take the ride and support a great cause while doing so!
- All 5th graders in Lake Pend Oreille School District
- Various public middle and high school classes in the region
Tickets & Additional InformationAdvance ticket purchase is recommended. SOLE offers 2 ticket levels for this event:
- $12 Advance General Admission Ticket (includes 1 raffle ticket); $15 DOS
- $20 VIP Donation Ticket (includes 3 raffle tickets + invitation to VIP Pre-Event + puts a local underserved youth on the snow for a day!)
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Become An Event or Program Sponsor!
Finanical SponsorshipLooking for a novel way to advertise your business? You can become a financial sponsor for our Backcountry Film Festival and/or specific SnowSchool Experience SM Field Campus. We have several sponsorship pricing levels to ensure that you stay within your budget while seeing your dollars at work for good, and get some good ‘ole brand recognition. Financial Sponsorship includes, but is certainly not limited to the following options:
- Sponsoring the Backcountry Film Festival
- Sponsoring a specific group, class, or school so they can attend
- Sponsoring a specific SnowSchool Experience SM Field Campus
In-Kind SponsorshipEach year SOLE also solicits in-kind donations for our incredible silent auction and raffle which occur during the Backcountry Film Festival, as well as, our SnowSchool Experience SM Program at large. Needless to say, this is another great way to showcase your business! In-kind donations include, but are certainly not limited too:
- Donating outdoor gear, equipment, special local services or other novel items for our event silent auction, raffle, or specific SnowSchool Experience SM Field Campus
- Donating marketing materials or radio spots for the event and/or program at large
- Donating other services utilized by our SnowSchoolExperience SM Field Campuses
Benefits of SponsorshipWe realize that your investment is valuable! Besides doing some serious good, we offer several benefits to becoming an event sponsor, including but not limited to:
- Tickets to the Backcountry Film Festival
- Recognition in event press releases, social media outlets, blog postings, newsletters, and radio spots
- Recognition in program marketing materials
- Recognition during event announcements
- Recognition during event slide shows
- Recognition on SOLE website
- Recognition at specific SOLE Field Campus
2017 – 2018 Backcountry Film Festival Sponsors
We are sincerely grateful to the following individuals, organizations, and/or business have committed to partial or full sponsorship of our annual Backcountry Film Festival event.
Lead Level ($500 +)Schweitzer Mountain Resort knows what it means to give! Besides being a phenomenal mountain with epic powder and over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, Schweitzer continues to deliver when it comes to supporting local organizations like SOLE. For the past 4 years, the Schweitzer family has provided the opportunity for SOLE to host our transformational SnowSchool Experience programs on site, as well as, donating to our Backcountry Film Festival year in, and year out. This year come again and bid on a full season pass!Swhift Stainless Fabrication Swhift has been a leader in the industry of manufacturing stainless steel products in our state of the art facility since 1980. We produce the highest quality product available at a very low price. Our products are proudly made in the USA!Big Agnes is one of the leaders in outdoor gear and they know how to give back! For the past 15 years, they have been innovating the outdoor industry and believe that “life is too short to use bad gear”, which explains why their gear has a huge following and have won countless awards!The Alpine Shop as founded in 1966. What started as a small ski rental shop to service the newly opened Schweitzer Ski Resort has grown into a year-round business of outfitting fun. Through the years, a highly knowledgeable staff and absolute commitment to the customer has never wavered.
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Other SponsorsIn-Kind Sponsors Include:
- Thunder’s Catch
- Fresh Sunshine Flowers
- Finan McDonald
- Mattox Farm Productions
- Greasy Fingers
- 7B Boardshop
- The Hive
- Living Earth Naturals
- Sandpoint West Athletic Club
- Trinity at City Beach
- La Chic Boutique
- Wildwood Grilling
- Idaho Pour Authority
- Baxter’s on Cedar
- Karen Robinson
- Pend d’Oreille Winery
- GSI Outdoors