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2018 Fall Vermont Backcountry Forum, Film Showdown & Ski Swap
Where: Rochester, VT Location: Pierce Hall Community Center Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 The 6th Annual Backcountry Forum is on Thursday, November 1, 2018 and will be bigger and better than ever! Join RASTA and CTA for an evening of fun focused on backcountry skiing and riding in Vermont. We’re still working on the schedule, but check back soon for more details. The event is co-hosted by the Catamount Trail Association (CTA), and the Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA), and is a benefit for RASTA and CTA’s backcountry programs. Forum Schedule 4:30pm: Ski Swap Starts 6:00pm: Doors open, delicious potluck, cash bar… 7:00pm: Backcountry Project Updates 7:30pm: First Annual Vermont Backcountry Film Showdown! 8:00pm: Raffle Vermont Backcountry Film Showdown The Vermont Backcountry Film Showdown (bare with us… we’re working on a better name) is intended to highlight regionally produced videos and video slideshows that capture and share all of the different flavors of skiing and riding that the Vermont backcountry has to offer. A select panel of judges will be reviewing submissions and identifying the videos worthy of being shown at the Fall Backcountry Forum on Thursday, November 1st. At the Forum the top submissions will be shown and the crowd will vote on their favorite. The winning creator will win a special prize (we’ll let you know what it is as soon as we know). Submit A Video Video submissions must be no longer than 5 minutes in length and can consist of moving images and/or still photographs. To be considered please upload your video to either YouTube or Vimeo and then submit the link to your video using the form below. Submissions will be received until Monday, October 15. Good Luck! Visit to submit a video. Hope to see you there… Think Snow!

Pierce Hall Community Center

38 S Main St · Rochester, VT

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This is a group for anyone interested in getting outside in the winter to slide on snow under your own power. We are skiers, telemarkers, alpine tourers, nordic nerds, snowboarders, split boarders, and any and everything in between. We all enjoy sliding on snow and encourage anyone interested in backcountry skiing, etc... to join our community. We created this group to help introduce those with less knowledge to those with more knowledge so we can all have fun and be safe while spending time outside in the winter.

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