The Big LePowSki Returns to Brighton this weekend with great clinics, parties and films. This great event is targeted at backcountry enthusiasts with clinics to get them inspired to venture into and document the backcountry.
The event kicks off on Thursday, February 25th with the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival at the State Room on 638 S. State Street Salt Lake City. This film festival highlights backcountry ski and snowboard films. $10 per person and all money goes to the Winter Wildlands Association. Must be 21 or older to attend.
On Saturday February 27th the clinics kick into gear at Brighton Ski Resort with a morning and afternoon classes including: Avalanche Beacon Workshop, Backcountry Basics, Freeride Film Workshop, Freeride Photo Workshop, Freeride Workshops, Park Tricks, Splitboarding 101, Steeps Clinics, and women specifics Clinics. Registration is $75 and can be done at www.thebiglepowski.com. If you want to get a leg up on learning new skills for the backcountry this is a great place to start.
Finally on Saturday February 27th, don't miss the The Big LePowSki / Salt Lake Shoot Out Party to Benefit The Billy Poole Fund. Located at Club Elevate in Salt Lake City (149 W 200 So), the party features a silent auction that benefits the Billy Poole fund, live music, and features the work of photographers from the Salt Lake Shoot Out. Tickets are $10 and go to the Billy Poole Fund.
If all that wasn't enough to get you to attend, check out this video from last years event.