If you're a fan of winter fun, but find this week's frigid snap tending to the extreme, head to Williamstown tonight to celebrate the season indoors.

The Winter Wildlands Alliance is presenting its Backcountry Film Festival in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at the Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive on the Williams College campus. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7. It's free and family friendly. There will be a raffle going on so feel free to bring a few extra bucks.

The 14th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is hosted in partnership by the Williams Outing Club and the Bennington Area Trail System.  Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, their website says the Festival film line-up is "full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general outdoor communities." 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.

Local non-profit groups that are planning to be there with information include the Bennington Area Trail System, Catamount Trail Association, Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and Hikers, Green Mountain Club Bennington Section, and Thunderbolt Ski Runners, along with other local outdoor businesses and community health organizations.



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