Film-making workshop and ski tour

The VIC backcountry festival already has 27 workshops, skillshares and tours locked in for the weekend of September 7 and 8.

We’re expanding the program this year to include things like ski mountaineering, fat tire bike tours, and a ski in outdoor bar. Another new offering is this film-making workshop and ski tour with Steve Curtain, who made the legendary Australian backcountry film Winter Dreaming.

Please register for the festival to get all the details on the program (it’s $10 for the weekend).

Protect Our Winters (POW) Australia seeks your 30-second story on what protecting winter means to you in a film-making workshop ski tour ‘out the back’ (added incentive: Aeropress coffee).

If you love winter enough to protect it, then consider this relaxed, creative film-making workshop rolled into a half-ish day ski tour, complete with Aeropress coffee.

Starting his film career with the BBC Natural History Unit and fortunate to work as a polar guide/film maker in Antarctica to facilitate Antarctic research, cruising through wintry snow gums is how it all started for ski guide Steve Curtain. Join Steve on a tour near Mt Loch or Derricks Hut with your iPhone, iPad with iMovie editing (or PC equivalent) to learn professional film-making basics to produce a 30-second story. If you’re inspired, submit your film for a Protect Our Winters (POW) Australia people’s choice award at the Bird, Sunday evening, with a prize from a POW Australia partner. Sharing your love of winter inspires others.

Steve is a member of Protect Our Winters Australia and shares a bigger picture including the role of a global POW movement, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica to ensuring our winters are with us for a long time yet.


Cost: $10


  • an openness to learn, sense of fun
  • BYO day touring gear including day pack, lunch and head torch. Please note you should be sufficiently experienced to day tour safely.
  • Pad and pen
  • iPhone or iPad with iMovie (or PC equivalent) to plan, film and edit a story ‘out the back’.
  • Spare battery/cord to power devices.

Meet 10am Hotham Central, Saturday.

SMS Steve 0468 489 771 to confirm details later.

Max number 15.


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