October 29, 2010

Williamstown Mountain Film Festival

The 10th Annual festival runs November 5th, 6thand 7th, 2010. Thirteen films, ranging from 3 to 65 minutes, are spread over Friday and Saturday nights, almost two and a half hours of film each evening. The feature-length film, Mount St. Elias (100 min), shows on Sunday afternoon from 2 – 4pm in Bronfman Hall, Williams College.

Visit the Williamstown Mountain Film Festival website.

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October 27, 2010

Backcountry Film Festival

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates human-powered winter recreation and preservation and is shown to thousands of people across the US, Canada, and other areas.

Make sure you check out the list of films in this year's tour, the locations of showings, and the promotional video.

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Cross Country Skier Magazine now Online

The Cross Country Skier magazine is now online, and no password or subscription is required. Take a look at the October issue.

Zoom in on articles or photos; print pages, email article, or download the issue as a PDF. All website links and email addresses (including advertisements) are active. Click the title or page number of any article in the Table of Contents and you'll jump to the corresponding article in the body of the magazine.

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October 23, 2010

National Nordic Program Recognized

The National Ski Patrol recently recognized nordic skiing as a National Program and appointed Kevin Johnson, a Senior Nordic, from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as Director.

Read Kevin's statement about the future of the Nordic Program.


Ski Sentinels: History of the National Ski Patrol

Produced in 2007 by filmmaker Rick Moulton with assistance from the Eastern Division of the NSP, Ski Sentinels: The Story of the National Ski Patrol documents the origins and history of the National Ski Patrol. Rick Hamlin, past Eastern Division Director, appears on screen.

The DVD may be ordered by members of the National Ski Patrol from the online NSP catalog. Others may purchase this video from the New England Ski Museum.

The DVD's running time 45:00 minutes; included is a 30-minute montage of ski patrol vignettes from films of the 1940s through the 1970s. Watch the YouTube teaser clip which runs 8:21 minutes.

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