The Great Falls Ski Patrol brings back the popular Banff Mountain Film Festival. The festival features short films, including films about national parks and extreme sports.

Great Falls Ski Patrol member Justin Grohs said, “This is the main fundraiser for the Great Falls Ski Patrol. It is a voluntary organization that helps Showdown Ski Area to provide medical rescue services… There is a real film festival in Banff which lasts for several days where many films are selected and placed in the winners pile. They put together different movie collection packages and send them to hosts like the Great Falls Ski Patrol. We select the package we want and show it on the date we have scheduled to show the movies.

Grohs said they hope to show films about skiing and boarding as well as mountain biking, kayaking and mountaineering. There are also cultural films from around the world that they hope to show.”

“It’s a very nice event,” Grohs said. “It’s a great way to kick off the winter sports season. It’s the first time in a long time that many winter sports advocates have seen each other. The films put everyone in the mood for the season winter sports. We appreciate the support of the community and people buying tickets and having a good time.”

This year’s festival is usually held at the Civic Center in Great Falls. This year, it will be held at the Davidson Family Auditorium at Great Falls High School on Friday, December 9, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person.

You can buy tickets from Bighorn Outdoor Specialists or via Great Falls Ski Patrol website.


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