Avalanche Awareness Night

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Avalanche Awareness Night

Learn about avalanche risks associated with backcountry and out-of-bounds travel – featuring presentations by snow safety experts, films from the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, door prizes and a trade show.

Come early to check out the trade show which will feature 18 exhibitors who will also be donating prizes to this event!

Presented in partnership with Avalanche Canada.

Suitable for ages 14 and up. 

Avalanche Canada Foundation    

Related Films

Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

15 Mins
This is not your typical PSA. Here's the beta and the truth that you need to know.
Year: 
2015
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Trent Meisenheimer
Producer: 
Paul Diegel
Production Company: 
Utah Avalanche Center
Image from the film To Hell in a Heartbeat

To Hell in a Heartbeat

4 Mins
To Hell in a Heartbeat retells a terrifying avalanche burial incident with skiers Matt Clevenger and Tom Diegel. Fortunately, the skiers knew how to respond in the incident and took proper measures to save the victim.
Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Trent Meisenheimer
Arrius Sorbonne
Production Company: 
Utah Avalanche Center
Image from the film Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret

Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret

3 Mins
Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.
Year: 
2016
Country: 
France
Director: 
Antoine Frioux
Producer: 
David LACOTE
Production Company: 
PVS Company
Image from the film Imagination: Tom Wallisch

Imagination: Tom Wallisch

4 Mins
Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well what if your imagination came to life?
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Dave Mossop
Producer: 
Mitchell Scott
Production Company: 
Sherpas Cinema
Image from the film Tsirku

Tsirku (Tour Edit)

16 Mins
Having to endure particularly adverse conditions preventing this team of skiers access onto the Tsirku Glacier at the Yukon/Alaskan border, the athletes face bigger obstacles once at the base of their mountain, Corrugated. Mammoth cornices block their intended lines and mountain guide Sam Anthmatten helps them find a way onto the snowy spine wall.
Year: 
2016
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Eric Crosland, Tim Symes
Producer: 
Malcolm Sangster
Production Company: 
Sherpas Cinema