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Get Your Adrenaline Pumping at Banff Mountain Film Festival

Sunday, Feb. 5-Tuesday, Feb. 7

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Twenty bucks can take you trekking through the Ennedi Desert of Chad, gliding from a launch pad on the side of Mt. Everest, protecting bear country from destruction, journeying on the epic path of Genghis Khan and ... of course, gliding through the most glorious expressions of the four seasons on mountain bikes, kayaks and skis.

An Andrew Jackson won't literally transport you across the globe but the stunning cinematography and wild story lines that always make a trip to the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will make you feel like you've been around the globe. Presented by the Boise Nordic Foundation the tour inspires the adventurers and extreme sportspeople within all of us.

Selected from approximately 300 films, this year's Banff tour in Boise features more than 20 award-winning films, shown over the course of three days. In addition to kayaking, mountain biking and other warmer-weather outdoor adventures, the tour will also feature a number of films that include snow-friendly sports, with films like All.I.Can, Ski Bums Never Die and Seasons: Winter.

But the tour is about more than getting your adrenaline flowing. This year's films move beyond the fun, hallmark sports films that inspired Banff. Boise's tour stop also features a number of films that examine life-changing experiences, like Chasing Water, which follows National Geographic photojournalist Pete McBride as he uncovers the lifeblood of the American West, and The Freedom Chair, which showcases the life of skier Josh Dueck after a ski accident changes his life.

But wait there's more: Every year the Boise Nordic Foundaiton puts on arguably the best raffle and silent auction of the winter. Among the items you can bid on is a trip to Bend WinterFest from Boise Weekly that includes two tickets to the event, two nights of accommodation, two lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor and more. Visit promo.boiseweekly.com to win tickets to Banff Mountain Film Festival and for details on the Bend Winterfest package.

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