We’re happy to announce films for the two nights of Banff in Chico for 2017.  Tickets are selling fast, get yours here.

Thursday, April 13

DreamRide – Enter a dream world where the trail never ends. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.

Dog Power – Get a fascinating view of the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond between dogs and their humans. Both share a passion for living, working and playing together outside in different forms of the sled-dog and musher relationship.

Mira – Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she and other Nepali girls face, which has prepared her perfectly for the sport of running.

Packing It Out – Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail.

Northbound (warning: coarse language) – Four skateboarders head north above the Arctic Circle to the cold Norwegian coast to apply their urban riding skills to a canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand, and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup of biting winds, ollies and one ephemeral miniramp.

The Perfect Flight – When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.

Four Mums in a Boat – When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds.

Metronomic – High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment.

Friday, April 14

Max Your Days – Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!

Iran: A Skier’s Journey – Cautioned not to travel to Iran, skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide to go, regardless. They find comfort, bedazzlement, and a surprisingly cool ski culture.

Ace and the Desert Dog – For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country.

Sea Gypsies – (warning: coarse language & nudity) The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.

The Accord – Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.

Devotion – Libby Peter, one of the UK’s most respected climbers, reflects on how climbing has shaped her life, from childhood through becoming a British Mountain Guide and a mother.

The Super Salmon – Those who plan to construct a hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the salmon runs because of its location – upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon.

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out – Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour.

As always, a huge thanks to our Summit Level Sponsors: Chico News & Review, Mountain Sports, CSU, Chico Recreational Sports and Klean Kanteen.

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