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July 23, 2024

Summer activities at Mt. Ashland winding down

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Two more weekends for Youth Adventure Days; Lodge open weekends through Sept. 3

By Lee Juillerat for Ashland.news

Summer activities at Mt. Ashland are winding down.

Only four days – Saturday and Sunday Aug. 5 and 6 and Aug. 19 and 20 — remain for the Youth Adventure Days program for youth age 7 to 12. The program allows participants to make friends and “explore all Mt. Ashland has to offer during the summer,” says Andrew Gast, Mt. Ashland Ski Area’s general manager.

Young participants hike, play games, enjoy nature, work in arts and crafts, explore and have adventures during Youth Adventure Days, which run in three-hour sessions mornings and afternoons with the option to stay all day. Registration for the closing dates are open and must be made in advance.

While the youth programs are ending, the lodge and café will remain open on weekends until Sept. 3. Mt. Ashland visitors can enjoy hot meals, frozen treats and cold drinks from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Gast said the short nature trail is open and that brochures are available in the lodge. People can also explore the sights along the Summit and the Bull Gap trails.

“It’s always cooler on the mountain we’ve got plenty of hikes that start at the lodge,” Gast said, adding the new nine-hole disc golf course is open every weekend.

In addition, he said many events are scheduled. On tap are a series of Music on the Mountain offerings. Dates and performers include: Aug. 12 – Dave Brendlinger; Aug. 13 – Melissa Fairy; Aug. 26 – Joshua Paul; Aug. 27 – Dave Brendlinger; and Sept. 2 – Melissa Fairy.

A Tie-Day Family Day is planned on Sunday, Sept. 3, and “more offerings are being planned.”

Email freelance writer Lee Juillerat at 337lee337@charter.net.

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