Every autumn, Summit Huts’ supporters, friends, and mountain kin gather to partake in an informal yet rousing coming-of-winter party known as the Backcountry Ball. This year will be the 17th edition of the Ball, a tenure that speaks to the strong backcountry community associated with Summit Huts as well as that community’s desire to have a good time. The Ball is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Summit Huts, and to keep it that way, we are fortunate to have a wonderful group of supporters both in the business sense as well as the social sense. People attend the party to catch up with old friends, drink a few frosty microbrews or pop, enjoy a hearty meal, and check out some of the best ski and outdoors gear known to man (and woman).

Pre-sale tickets for the Backcountry Ball are $30 for adults and $10 for kids. Tickets can be purchased through the SHA website until Wednesday, October 10. Tickets at the door will be available starting at 6 pm on Friday, October 12 for $40 for adults and $10 for kids.