At the end of a refreshing ski or a meandering hike through alpine meadows, Haines Junctioners like to kick back and enjoy life in this beautiful little town.

Spoiled for choice when it comes to world class adventure options in our backyard, we have much to offer the outdoor enthusiast.

However, Junction Arts and Music (JAM) also has something to offer indoor enthusiasts. We have a growing fan base for the film events JAM has been bringing us. Everything ranging from Dawson City International Short Film Festival screenings to Northern Film Nights during the summer, our Convention Centre is delivering the goods to film buffs.

This time around, JAM and the St. Elias Cross-country Ski Club are collaborating to present the community’s first-ever mountain film festival with screenings from the best of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival on May 16. So before you strap on another crampon or lock another carabineer, have a look at what this film festival has to offer.

Films such as Livin Tiny (Skiing/USA) and Silbergeier (Rockclimbing/France) are part of the line-up and you can get more details at www.vimff.org. More than just a film festival, this is a community event that will also feature a local mountain art exhibit, a bake sale and silent auction.

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival takes place on Thursday May 16 St. Elias Convention Centre in the Grand Hall, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Coast Mountain Sports in Whitehorse and at the Village of Haines Junction. For more info, email [email protected]