Stoke Fest brings adrenaline, climate advocacy to Missoula

Almost every ski film is a retrospective — a look back at the newest tricks, deepest powder, steepest lines and most stunning destinations skiers and snowboarders visited the past winter.

Stoke Fest, a collection of films screening at The Wilma on Oct. 18, is a bit different. Instead of just looking back, or focusing just on winter sports, the event aims to bring together people interested in protecting their cherished landscapes from the effects of climate change in the future. And northwest Montana’s own Glacier National Park is part of it.

Stoke Fest is a fundraiser for the climate-advocacy nonprofit Protect Our Winters. POW was founded in 2007 by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, who saw deep powder becoming rarer in places that were once reliably snowy. Since then, the organization has grown to include a roster of winter athletes alongside climbers, mountain bikers, anglers, runners, outdoors brands, filmmakers and scientists. 

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The Stoke Fest event in Missoula on Oct. 18 is hosted by Hilary Hutcheson, a professional angler, guide and journalist from Columbia Falls. 

Stoke Fest tickets cost $15 and are available at the door or online at All funds go to

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