Banff Sponsors

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Outdoor Programs brought the Banff Film Festival World Tour to our community over 20 years ago. It's hard to believe how far we have come. From the first screening which had approximately 150 strong in the audience, to one of North America's largest screenings, we ar thrilled to be bringing you the world's best mountain films. Thank you to everyone (presenters, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and of course our audience!) for making the Boone screenings so much fun!

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Footsloggers has been with us from the beginning. What more can we say? They have always had a strong presence at the festival and have hosted numerous special guests who have traveled to the Boone screenings (remember the intimate talk about adventure and book signing by David Roberts and Alex Honnold in Footsloggers a couple of years ago). In 2014, Footsloggers decided to step up their support so that we could bring the film festival to the local schools. Thanks Footsloggers, for all you do for this event, and for our community. And the new store in Boone looks amazing!

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ASU Geology has been a presenting level sponsor for this event for 7 years. We could not be happier with this partnership. It all started when the Chair of the Geology Department attended the film festival and thought to himself, I have been in the field on geology assignments in 4 of the locations that were featured in the films tonight. We should be a part of this. Yes, geologists get to travel, explore, and work in some of the most stunning, remote mountain environments all over the globe. We want to make sure ASU students who are considering a career that can take them to these stunning environments consider Geology.
VPC square logo R C transparent 01.fw Welcome VPC Builders! Our newest sponsor, and one of our biggest. We are thrilled to help showcase the incredible work that this team provides for our comunity. From custom homes and remodeling, to commercial construction and green building in the High Country, VPC does it all. VPC Builders was recently recognized by the community for their efforts in green building, receiving the everGREEN award. The team at VPC is local, committed to quality and sustainability, and they love the Banff Film Festival!

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Bistro Roca has been supporting the Banff and the AMPC for 11 years. The catered AMPC Reception by Bistro Roca is always a highlight of the weekend. Thank you Bistro Roca!

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Appalachian Ski Mountain has very generously given away a season ski pass each night at the Banff Film Festival for years. It is always one of the most popular items at intermission. Appalachian Ski Mountain has always provided the High Country with one of the most reliable and fun ways to spend winter outside. This year, the Meltdown Games coincide with the Banff Film Festival.


Gideon Ridge Inn has provided lodging for the Banff Road Warriors for 12 years. The Road Warriors who travel for months at a time, were talking about the best lodging they experience on the road. It came down to a place in Santa Barbara, CA and Gideon Ridge. Yep, Gideon Ridge was selected as the best lodging on the World Tour.

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Peabody’s - purveyors of the finest selection of beer and wine in the High Country - has always provided fine regional beer and wine that is served at the AMPC reception every year. We appreciate their contributions to our events every year.


CoBo Sushi came on board a few years ago to sponsor the Banff Film Festival. The Millers' love of the outdoors and adventures makes CoBo a perfect fit for the Banff Film Festival.


ReGear is Boone’s recycled outdoor gear shop. What better way to be sustainable than to reuse gear. Thanks ReGear for filling a much needed niche in our community, and for sponsoring the Banff Film Festival.

Crestwood Logo Crestwood has been the host of our Private screening for sponsors and volunteers for the past 7 years. It is the perfect place to have an intimate, special screening of the World Tour. One of the things that rivals the world tour is the sunset at the Crestwood.
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Lost Province Brewing Company is in their 4th year as a sponsor for the Banff Film Festival. Lost Province supports the local community, has incredible locally crafted beer, and the best wood fired pizza in the region. Thanks Lost Province for your support!

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Virtual Blue Ridge is leader in online resources for everything related to the Blue Ridge Parkway, ‘America’s Favorite Drive’. Virtual Blue Ridge runs our entire online platform for the AMPC every year, which is no small feat.

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Center 45 is Boone's first and newest bouldering gym and fitness center, located just a few miles from campus! We appreciate this business which supports local climbers training efforts and passion for rock climbing. We are so excited to have them sponsoring Banff again this year. Thank you, Center 45!

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The Appalachian State University's Renewable Energy Initiative/REI have partnered to support Banff as it ties into the themes their club supports. We appreciate this partnership which strives to preserve resources for future generations to recreate in and enjoy.

Blue Ridge Energy Works

Blue Ridge Energy Works is a small, local business dedicated to increasing the use of domestic renewable energy sources and improving the efficiency of both new and existing buildings. Thanks BREW for all that you do for the environment and for the festival!

Contact OP


Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4077
A program area within UREC in the division of Student Affairs.

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