The untold story of Spider Sabich, an American skiing super hero. An Olympian, World Cup winner, two-time World Pro Skiing Champion and American skiing legend, Sabich was the marquee athlete whose talent, star power and vision helped Bob Beattie build the sport of professional head-to head ski racing in the 1970’s.
The Backcountry Film Festival is a year-round, community program presented by Winter Wildlands Alliance that celebrates human-powered, backcountry-inspired stories rooted in wild snowscapes, stewardship and stoke.
Spurred by the spectacle of a circus tent that goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into an unflinching meditation on spectacle, (in)visibility, and the corrosive legacy of the Freak Show.
Entrenched in nostalgia, HIGH COUNTRY tells a timeless American story of how a community of conscientious and forward-thinking young people, disguised as ski bums and hippies, happened upon a ramshackle mining town on the fringe of society and worked to conserve and protect it for years to come.