Sunday September 8.

The Snow Bird, Hotham Central, 6.30 – 9pm.

Protect Our Winters (POW) is mobilising the outdoor sports community against climate change. It was founded by the legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones and is active across North America and Europe. POW is now taking off in Australia.

Come along to this session to hear what’s happening, how you can support POW, and how to get involved. Great speakers and two films. All welcome.

 

Featuring presentations from:

Josh Fletcher, lead advocate for Protect Our Winters (POW) Australia

Bill Barker, head of Hotham ski patrol, Patagonia ambassador

Niamh O’Connor Smith, 16 year old skier and student climate striker

PLUS

Home in the blizzard by Stephen Curtain

Skiing needs and gives balance. Feeling and understanding that helps to know balance and equilibrium in the landscape, even in the wildest blizzards. Antarctic and alpine film maker, guide and educator Stephen Curtain shares a bold map of hope and action for a snowier, cooling planet when we choose to ‘look for the gaps, not the trees’.

Treeline, the new film from Patagonia:

treeline‘Treeline takes us to the enshrined cypress groves of Japan, the towering red cedars of British Columbia, and the ancient bristlecones of Nevada, following a handful of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers as they move through these giants and explore a connection older than humanity.’

Entry by donation. All proceeds direct to POW Australia.

Plus a screening of 30 second stories on what protecting winter means, as created by participants from the POW film-making workshop and ski tour led by Stephen Curtain happening during the festival. There will be a people’s choice award for a prize from a POW Australia partner.

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Supported by Patagonia, and presented as part of the 2nd Victorian backcountry festival.