Virtual Banff - Sage and Pine!

Posted by Whole Earth | 11.22.2021

Official image for Banff Centre's Virtual World Tour Sage and Pine Collections



Virtual Banff - Sage and Pine!


Just in time for the holidays, Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is releasing two new Virtual Banff World Tour film collections - Pine and Sage! As usual, the Banff Centre has put together films that awaken wonder and get the adrenaline flowing. Share your love for spectacular outdoor adventure films with friends and family while everyone's together for the holidays.


Sage and Pine will be available for streaming starting Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021 and will run through October 23, 2022. The fee for each collection is $15.00 for a three day rental or you can bundle both Sage and Pine for $28.00 for a 14 day rental. 


The 3-day or 14-day rental period begins immediately upon viewing (as soon as you press play). You can rewatch films if you are still within your rental period. You will need to have an internet or wifi connection to view the films, as they are available only through online streaming (not download). There are also Apple iOS and Android apps available.


Ready for adventure? Click here for Virtual Banff Sage and Pine!


Plans for the return of the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour shows at Austin's Paramount Theatre in Spring 2022 have had to be cancelled. Until we can gather together again and see the films on the big screen, we're grateful for the possibility of viewing these amazing outdoor adventure films at home. Here are the lineups for the Sage and Pine collections.



Official Banff Photo for Sage Virtual World Tour


Sage Film Program


The Slabs - 6 minutes

Danny Macaskill tests the limits of mountain biking, riding down the infamous Dubh Slabs on the Isle of Skye.


Maneuvers 4 minutes

Sämi Ortlieb has quietly been producing some of the most creative segments in skiing over the past few years, taking his über-well-rounded skill set from the streets to the backcountry and everything in between. For the 2019 season he rounded up a motley crew of riders to create a segment unlike anything that’s been seen before.


The Mystery - 9 minutes

Within the sport of kayaking, exists whitewater--and within that, the mysterious sect of "squirtboating", which has been facing its slow demise since its heyday in the early 1990s.


Learning To Drown - 40 minutes

Jess Kimura, considered one of the most influential female snowboarders in the world was at the top of her career when she lost the love of her life in a tragic accident. Her grief led her in a direction she could have never anticipated.


Invisible Beauty - 6 minutes

This is the story of Romana, who is an Austrian biologist. Insects are her passion and she takes us on a trip to discover the home of the many endemic and endangered species that live in Gesäuse National Park.


Arves-En-Ciel (Tour Edit) - 16 minutes

Camille and Antoine, two French slackliners and alpinists have a dream, to walk between two iconic rock towers. Arves-En-Ciel tells the story of an amazing project, which required a huge team of invested people to be fulfilled.


JURRIA - The Guardians of the Pole (Tour Edit) - 16 minutes

'Jurria - The Guardians of the Pole' is the story of Master Paco and his passion for the pole jump and is filmed entirely on Gran Canaria, The Canary Islands. The pole was a tool which let the first Canarian settlers travel quickly through the difficult topography in search of their flocks. Today the activity is alive thanks to the teaching of Master Paco, who has shared his knowledge with the new generations.


Swissway to Heaven (Tour Edit)

Switzerland is a true paradise for multi-pitch climbing and is where climber Cedric Lachat was born and raised. Through his unique sense of humor and unbridled enthusiasm, we experience the beauty and awe of some of the most iconic mountain ranges and peaks.



Official photo for Virtual Banff Pine



Pine Film Program


Girls Gotta Eat Dirt - 6 minutes

The story of three best friends, roommates, and riding partners with a taste for the finer things. Namely plenty of dirt on their jorts and lighthearted, fun mountain bike action in the high alpine.


The Farmer - 3 minutes

A local legend in the Wasatch Mountains, the Farmer spends his winters harvesting one of the most precious crops on earth: Powder.


Exit the North Pole (Tour Edit) - 51 minutes

Børge Ousland is one of the worlds most experienced polar explorers. He has been to the North Pole several times, solo and with others. On this journey he is joined by South African Mike Horn for an insane 1500km skiing journey across the polar ice cap in temperatures below -30C and mostly travelling in darkness. Not surprisingly, not everything goes as planned.


Between Walls - 2 minutes

In spring 2019 gigantic walls of snow piled up along the high mountain road to the Timmelsjoch, Austria. Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef grabbed their longboards and took the opportunity to ride through this stunning scenery. Speed is what the girls live for!


Link Sar - 17 minutes

Follow an elite American alpinist navigating his relationships and motivations while attempting to climb and survive one of the world’s most challenging unclimbed peaks: Link Sar, in the high mountains of Pakistan.


Walking With Plants - 23 minutes

Styawat/Leigh Joseph is a Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation ethnobotanist. She grew up away from her traditional territory of Squamish, B.C. but in her search for a deeper understanding of her identity as a Skwxwú7mesh woman, she navigates walking between academic and cultural worlds. She contemplates her relationship with plants and their role as teachers on the very land where her ancestors have harvested them since time beyond memory and her life purpose is awakened.


ASCEND: Reframing Disability in the Outdoors - 10 minutes

Vasu Sojitra is not trying to inspire you to feel good. His trauma doesn’t exist solely to benefit the education of others. He is seeking to inspire you to move mountains. To take action. Skiing is the method, but the real mountains are the “isms” that fail to support Disabled communities, communities of color and so many others for whom access has not been a right.


Trustfall - 11 minutes

A world class duo of wingsuit flyers attempts to complete a routine of moves meant for an altitude of 3000m from a mountainside that is half the height. The large walls that surround them on all sides and a tiny window for success make this dangerous, uncharted territory.




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