Lake Placid in New York State's Adirondacks will host more than two hours of top mountain films beginning at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
This year's films include Take a Seat, which follows a tandem bike rider on a two-year journey from Alaska to South America; Hunlen, in which ice climbers kick their way through a nail-biting first ascent ice climb of B.C.'s remote Hunlen Falls; Kranked - Revolve, a high-adrenaline mountain bike journey from the Megavalanche race in the French Alps to the lush coast of British Columbia; Signatures: Canvas of Snow, which features skiers, snowboarders, a photographer, and a noboarder-each in tune with this connection to winter and the environment they ride in.
This year's tour features a collection of action, environmental, and adventure mountain films selected from 305 entries from more than 20 countries. The 2010 tour takes viewers on journeys from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports.
Tickets are available at High Peaks Cyclery, 331 Main St., Lake Placid, 518.523.3764, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 518.523.2512. Tickets are $18 in advance or $21 at the door on Jan. 31 if still available. Warning: The show has sold out the past seven years.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is sponsored by High Peaks Cyclery, The Mirror Lake Inn, Olympic Regional Development Authority, and Whiteface.