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After ATV accident left Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken paralyzed, BOEC helps her learn to love skiing again

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

As Amy Van Dyken rode up the Quicksilver chairlift at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Saturday, she described her mindset in the wake of a 2014 ATV accident that left her paralyzed. And, while relaying her experience, the American Olympic champion swimmer caught herself mid-sentence.

“I kind of felt like I wanted to do everything,” Van Dyken said. “But, at the same time, I knew that I was going to be limited — pardon me — I thought I was going to be limited.”

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Amy Van Dyken skis with BOEC
Photo Courtesy of Antonio Olivero, Summit Daily News

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Banff World Tour

Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge

Doors open 6:30 PM, Showtime 7 PM


General Admission  $20

VIP Reception  $75
(5 – 6:30 PM; includes advanced seating, buffet dinner from Five Star Catering and dessert)


2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this years event, please contact Sonya Norris at


Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain film festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road, with stops planned in about 285 communities and 30 countries across the globe.

This year’s tour will feature a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2018-19 World Tour promises to be an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

Purchase a $75 private reception ticket and support BOEC even more! Enjoy a delicious dinner from Five Star Catering and choose advanced seating for the films. Dinner buffet includes:

BBQ pulled pork and chicken sliders, wild rice pilaf, grilled portobella w/mixed vegetables, vegetarian baked beans, Cole slaw, cornbread, cookies, and brownies. $30 of the private reception ticket is tax deductible.

100% of the Banff Event proceeds support BOEC!

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2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this years event, please contact Sonya Norris at

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2019 Film Selections

Rogue Elements: Corbet’s Couloir (Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones)

Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into the infamous Corbet’s Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that’s exactly what we did.

Craig’s Reaction (Cameron Maier)

Since a 100-foot fall in 2002 that took his right leg and left him with spinal injuries, Colorado climber Craig DeMartino has led one hell of a life, including lauded First Disabled and In-A-Day Ascents on El Capitan. But his day-to-day life story is the one that should be making headlines.

DreamRide3 (Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios)

Inspired by a Dr. Seuss narrative, this mountain bike film is sure to take you places like no other.

This Mountain Life: Coast Range Traverse Segment (Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer)

A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

Far Out: Kai Jones (Teton Gravity Research)

Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or order a sandwich at the pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks… right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs.

Fast Horse (Alexandra Lazarowich, Niobe Thompson)

Fast Horse follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horse racing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.

REEL ROCK 12: Break on Through (Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr)

Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado has moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

Brotherhood of Skiing (Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray)

Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.

The Frenchy (Michelle Smith)

Jacques is an 82-year-old, badass athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival and his ability to counter aging through laughter.

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For more information on the World Tour, visit the Banff Festival website at


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