The Backcountry festival will happen at Falls Creek, over the weekend of September 1 and 2, 2018.
It aims to celebrate all things backcountry – tele, split boarding, cross country, snow shoeing and alpine touring.
Our vision is to host a grass-roots gathering at Falls Creek for backcountry skiers and riders of all abilities. If you’re interested in any form of human powered adventure in the backcountry, you should be there. Beginners to advanced, all are welcome.
We now have a fantastic program for the festival. Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Falls Creek Cross Country, we have some great telemark clinics and snow shoe tours, which are being offered for free.
A range of people have also offered to lead tours or offer skills workshops, like navigation skills and snow camping 101.
There will be demo skis available for hire, an outdoor bar in the afternoon, and a mini film festival featuring Australian made backcountry films and some great speakers in the evening.
Sunday will see the world telemark day gathering, with skiing both in and out of the resort as an option.
The program is available here.
Please invite your mates and spread the word. Facebook page available here.
Please register. This is free and makes planning easier if we know numbers. People who have registered will have first option on getting tickets to the film festival.
Start to build some stoke. If posting pics through winter, please feel free to tag us #VICbackcountryfestival
We know of one person who is planning to walk and snow shoe to the festival from Walhalla (!!). Where are you coming from?