After the final game, ruggers and their families are welcome at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake for Doty’s barbecue and a Summer Ski Jam, 3–8 p.m. Sunday, July 29.
The idea of a Summer Ski Jam originated with the musicians who play Dewey Mountain Recreation Center’s little log cabin on winter Friday nights. They decided to get together in warm weather and put on an outdoor concert to benefit the campaign to build a new base lodge for Dewey Mountain. Performers include the Barn Cats, Big Slyde, Blind Owl Band, Celia Evans, Steve Langdon, and Roadside Mystic.
The Summer Ski Jam & BBQ also features Doty’s signature marinated beef and chicken with all the sides. Together with his parents and brothers, Derek Doty ran the popular Doty’s Country Road Beef butcher shop for 28 years, and he continues to put on a great barbecue on special occasions.
In lieu of skiing, the Summer Ski Jam will offer “Winter Games,” such as wheeled luge rides by USA Luge, ice-ball relay, bocce curling, and more.
U.S. Team Biathletes and Dewey alumni Tim Burke and Annelies Cook will be on hand, and U.S. Team Biathlete Lowell Bailey will play mandolin and sing with Big Slyde.
Tickets include music, food and games: $15 adults ($20 at gate), $5 for kids 4–12, free for age 3 and under. Advance tickets are on sale at Ampersound, Blue Line Sports, the Community Store, and Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, or at deweyskicenter.com. Lake Placid Pub & Brewery will provide craft beer.
Music and games begin at 3 p.m. Food will be served 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. All proceeds go to the Dewey Mountain Friends/Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation capital campaign to improve trails and construct a new base lodge in partnership with the Town of Harrietstown, which opened Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in 1980.
Mount Pisgah is located at 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane.
To learn more about the Summer Ski Jam and other events, or to see Dewey Mountain’s lodge and trail plans, or to make a donation, visit deweyskicenter.com. Donations may also be mailed to Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, PO Box 645, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.