JACKSON, Wyo. — Skinny Skis’ 23rd Annual Avalanche Awareness Night goes down tonight at Center for the Arts and will include an evening of information, food, fun, prizes and a winter backcountry outlook.

The event serves as an educational opportunity for community members to take a refresher course on backcountry safety and adverse conditions from industry experts.

The mission of Avy Night is to promote safety among backcountry travelers, build community and mutual respect among backcountry enthusiasts and also doubles as a fundraising event for Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center (BTAC), Bridger-Teton National Forest and Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR). A silent auction will benefit the listed nonprofits.

Photo: BTAC

The night’s keynote speaker will be Dan Corn from the American Avalanche Institute and Exum Mountain Guides. Corn will speak on “Ski Lessons: Learning to Listen.”

Additional talks will come from BTAC’s Mike Rheam, TCSAR’s Jen Reddy, Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistono, Wyoming Department of Transportation Avalanche Forecaster Brenden Cronin and Jim Woodmencey.

“[This is} an amazing night to catch up on all things snowpack and avalanche awareness in Western Wyoming,” said BTAC.

The event will be held at Center for the Arts from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. A suggested $5 donation at the door will benefit TCSAR.

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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.