Banff Film Festival in Lake Placid

A scene from "The Ultimate Skiing Showdown."
A scene from “The Ultimate Skiing Showdown.”

Ever dream of mountain biking in the French Alps, rowing across the Atlantic, or jumping off a cliff?

Probably not. But other people have, and you can watch their adventures at the Banff Film Festival at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

In all, eight films will be shown, ranging from four to forty-six minutes in length. Advance tickets are available for $18 at High Peaks Cyclery or the arts center. If tickets are still available on the night of the show, they will be sold for $21 at the box office.

High Peaks Cyclery also plans to screen films from past Banff Film Festivals from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. The free event (including free beer) will be held at the Adirondack Mountain Guide House & Museum next-door to the store on Main Street in Lake Placid.

Besides High Peaks Cyclery, local sponsors of the film festival are the Mirror Lake Inn, Olympic Regional Development Authority, and the Whiteface ski center.

About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

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  1. Lowell Dassow says

    It depends on the state you are in. check your state’s scalping laws. many exclude the sale of tickets on event grounds and most say something to the effect that you cannot sell it for more than a certain amount of the face value

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