Your Picks For The Weekend, Nov. 11-15

Watch epic ski movies, meet new backcountry ski friends at a meeting (that’s really a party), swap some gear and stack some wood. We’ve got you covered this weekend.

12 + 15 | Catch These Cool New Ski Films 
Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks,” a film presented by Powder Magazine and REI Co-op, will premiere at the Signal Kitchen in Burlington at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday followed by a short Q&A. On the occasion of the National Park Service’s centennial, the film pays homage to the parks, following skiers like Andy Mahre, Lynsey Dryer, Griffin Post and more. Tickets are $10. signalkitchen.com | “If we don’t start thinking more sustainably about skiing, it may not exist for much longer.” “Last Tracks,” a Vermont-produced, climate-justice focused film asks skiers to get involved in the fight against climate change. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Street Landing Film House. Tickets are $10. mountaintheoryfilms.com

12 | It’s a Meeting and a Backcountry Party:  the Catamount Trail Association Annual Meeting, Killington, Vt.
Yes, it’s a meeting, but it’s also a party! Starting at 3 p.m., fans of Vermont’s Catamount Trail gather at Killington Grand Resort Hotel for an annual meeting, documentary screening, socializing and skiing. catamounttrail.org

12-13 | It’s Gear Swap Season!
If looking to trade last season’s skis, boards, boots, bindings, snowshoes, jackets, mittens—you name it—this weekend hits the gear swap jackpot. Hit up the Waitsfield Ski + Skate Sale, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waitsfield Elementary School. waitsfieldschool.org | The Deerfield Rotary Club will hold a Winter Sports Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Twin Valley Elementary School. Facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-the-Deerfield-Valley Looking to get rid of gear? Drop consignment at Okemo’s Clock Tower Base Lodge Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Okemo will host their annual Ski & Snowboard Swap from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20. okemo.com

So You Think You Know How to Stack Wood?
With highs in the fifties this weekend, it’s a good time to get your stash of wood in ship-shape. Want to know how to build the perfect stack? Check out Mister Woodchuck’s expert advice.

Emma Cotton

Emma moved to the Green Mountain State a year ago, but has felt at home here for 20. Find her exploring the mountains when she's not posted up with a good book.