December 5-8 Nepal's capital city hosts 40 of the best movies on mountain culture and mountaineering during the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. www.himalassociation.org/kimff

December 8-20 The king of surfers will be crowned at the Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii, during the Xbox Pipeline Masters, the final event in surfing's World Championship Tour. www.aspworldtour.com December 18 Messner, Outside Television's documentary about mountaineering-and-exploration superstar Reinhold Messner, airs on the Outdoor Life Network. www.olntv.com

December 19-21 Park City's Olympic halfpipe will see more action when the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix comes to Utah. www.ussnowboard.com

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