Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal, based in Hailey, will host the SlideShow, a fundraiser for the Sawtooth Avalanche Center, at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum, tomorrow, Oct. 23. The Sun Valley event is the opening night of the SlideShow tour of eight mountain towns around the West this fall.
The show will feature photo and video presentations of high adventure from accomplished backcountry athletes from the Sun Valley area and beyond. Renowned ski mountaineer Noah Howell will recount his 29-hour odyssey on the 11,000-foot ski descent of the Archangel Ridge in the Central Alaska Range. Mountain guide and avalanche professional Cody Hughes will report on biking all the way to Alaska from Salt Lake City with all of his gear, and then climbing and skiing/snowboarding Denali.
In a raffle, attendees can win products from top backcountry brands including Black Diamond, Flylow, Scarpa, Julbo, Jaybird, Goal Zero, Osprey, Kuhl, Voile and others.
Admission is $15, with tickets available in advance online. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The doors are open at Whiskey Jacques’ at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.