Sugar Bowl Resort will host the Backcountry Ball, a benefit for the Sierra Avalanche Center, on Friday, December 13, 2013, in the resort’s Mt. Judah Lodge from 5 to 10 p.m. The event will feature a presentation by professional big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, as well as food, drinks and live music.

Tickets are available online for $15 in advance or $20 at the door, which includes includes pasta buffet dinner and live music from the Sierra Drifters. A silent auction will feature prizes, such as an unlimited Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge pass, and vendors will be on hand showcasing the latest backcountry gear.