BTAC is now publishing avalanche reports. Hikers head up Glory in December 2021. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Tonight, Skinny Skis’ 22nd Annual Avalanche Awareness Night will be held virtually for the second year in a row.

The mission of Avy Night is to promote safety among backcountry travelers, build community and mutual respect among backcountry enthusiasts and raise funds for the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center via a raffle (BTAC) and Teton County Search and Rescue.

The night doubles as a fundraising event for Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center (BTAC) and Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR).

The night’s keynote speaker will be Doug Chabot, Director of the Bozeman, Montana-based Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. There will also be talks from BTAC, TCSAR, Pass Ambassador Jay Pistono, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation. BTAC and American Avalanche Institute will discuss the early season snowpack.

“Avy Night promises to be an informative, educational, and engaging evening that will prepare for the upcoming season,” said Jackson Hole Avalanche Foundation in a statement.

The event will run from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. (MST), today Dec. 2, 2021. Interested parties can register here.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.