The Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton will play host to the Blue Mountain Health System's 2013 Charity Auction and Carbon County Ski Night slated for Sat., Jan. 26, from 4 p.m. to midnight.

During these hours, anyone from Carbon County or any resident of a contiguous county, can purchase a lift ticket for skiing, snowboarding or tubing from 4 p.m. until midnight for a discounted price of only $20. Employees of any of the event sponsors can purchase lift tickets for just $10 by showing proof of employment at the ticket windows. Lift tickets may be purchased beginning at 4 p.m. at the ski area.

The events of the evening will feature a large basket raffle held in the Vista ballroom located in the main lodge on the mountain, as well as a smaller, "family friendly," basket raffle to be held just outside the Adventure Lodge near the tubing area. A fast and furious, 45-minute "Live" auction will begin at 8 p.m. Live entertainment for the event will be provided by Becky & the Beasts from 7 to 10 p.m. and an upscale dining option featuring gourmet food stations will be available for $25 per person from 6 to 9 p.m.

Each year, the Blue Mountain Health System holds the auction and ski night to raise funds for the system. All proceeds from the auction, basket raffles and lift ticket sales will benefit the Blue Mountain Health System's not-for-profit hospitals, Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton, the Palmerton Hospital in Palmerton and The Summit Nursing and Rehabilitation Center also in Lehighton.

For more information about the event, contact the Fund Development office at the Blue Mountain Health System by calling (610) 377-7183 or email Jguardiani@blmtn.org.