Out and About
Manchester and the Mountains Photo Galleries
Welcome to ‘Out & About,’ our photo gallery showcase of area happenings in Southern Vermont. Also, catch us around the community at more upcoming events.
King and Queen of the Mountain: The OCR World Championships
Over 100 professional athletes from as many as 70 countries will be competing at Stratton from September 22-25, 2022.
Stratton Spotlight: The Drift
On a spacious deck in the heart of Stratton Village, an exciting new bar is serving up wintertime fun and priceless memories in a stylish outdoor setting.
An inside look at the hiking scene in Southern Vermont – plus a few favorite local day hikes!
Right on Track
United in pursuit of snowshoeing excellence, Dion Snowshoes and NeviTrek walk a bold new path.
A Beautiful Ride
Stratton Mountain gears up for summer action with its new mountain bike park.
Vermont’s classic car community comes out to play.
Named one of the top 10 towns to visit during the holidays by Country Living, Manchester’s Merriment celebration is a must-do series of events in New England. Each year, the festivities begin on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend with a tree-lighting ceremony on the town green. This evening is the official kickoff to the holiday […]
Taste of Vermont
The Taste of Vermont, presented by The Stratton Foundation, is a collection of the state’s artists, chefs, restaurants, bakers, caterers, specialty food, and beverages for an evening to celebrate our area’s finest, who are all dedicated and passionate about fighting poverty and helping our most vulnerable children and families in need. Tickets to this year’s […]
Opening Day & Thanksgiving Weekend
On November 23, the lifts started turning and first tracks were made to begin Stratton Mountain’s 58th ski season. The sunny day served as a wonderful welcome for skiers and riders and as a fitting tribute to Jake Burton Carpenter who passed away on November 20. Jake was an integral part of both the snowboarding […]
An Evening of Beauty
On a magical evening in July, 3 Pears Gallery on the Dorset Green hosted an An Evening of Beauty, Dreams Coming True + Summer Cocktails to benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont and to make wishes come true fro brave children. The event raised $15,090 allowing 2 Pears Gallery to sponsor a child’s wish – thanks to the […]
On July 2 in the field at Hunter Park, as part of the TD Bank Summer Festival Tour, presented by NorthStar Fireworks, Manchester hosted the Vermont Symphony Orchestra with “Strike Up the Orchestra!” crafted by guest conductor Sharon Lavery, who made her VSO debut. Read more about the history and future of the Vermont Symphony […]
Summer at Stratton
Summer holiday weekends at Stratton did not disappoint. Plenty of fun was had by all with diverse activities including Memorial Day’s Color Run, the Summer Concert Series performance by The Eagles Experience, and July 4th picnicking and evening mountainside fireworks.
Taste of Vermont
Bringing foodies together year after year, Stratton Community Foundation’s Taste of Vermont hosts a variety of vendors and artisans from around the area to highlight their talents and to raise some funds for charity. This past year, Stratton welcomed nearly 50 different restaurants, chefs, and businesses. Each participant has the chance to win prizes such […]
The Vermont Open
Having just celebrated its 7th anniversary, this popular event is ranked number two by Vermont Sports Magazine as “Best of Vermont, Best Ski Area Event.” The Vermont Open continues to grow each year, not only with the number of contestants competing, but with the quality of the prizes they get to bring home. Snowboarders of […]
Stratton Mountain Village Marchdi Gras
Each year at the end of March Stratton Mountain Village transforms to host a day of Marchdi Gras, celebrating spring. Coinciding with a local favorite event, the Pond Skim, Marchdi Gras provides music from live bands to fill the courtyards, children becoming their favorite animals through face painting, while colorful beads and gaudy outfits can […]
In December, Stratton Mountain Resort hosted the first annual East Coast WinterWonderGrass. Featuring popular music groups such as Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Keller and the Keels, WWG was an experience like no other. The pop-up village hosted the festival’s amazing music scene accompanied by a coffee bar, food trucks, cocktail bars, beer tastings, and more replenished our adventure-seeking spirits and left us anxiously awaiting its return…
Snowlight in Vermont
Snowlight families dedicated trees to celebrate the memories of friends and family members at Stratton once again this holiday season, benefiting children and families in need. On November 23, The Stratton Foundation lit all the donated trees lining The Village to welcome the winter weather and to kick off the Grand Village Tree Lighting…
The town of Manchester was abuzz with six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. The Community Tree Lighting in Adams Park on November 24 was filled with festive fun, including holiday tunes, an exciting visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course, flipping the switch on the town tree with the help of children from the Equinox Lacrosse Association The annual Holiday Inn Tours captured the history of some of Southern Vermont’s most famous inns and included stops in the towns of Manchester, Dorset, Arlington, Sunderland, and Bennington on December 1 and 8. Also taking place on December 8 was the beloved Lighted Tractor Parade…
Columbus Day Weekend
When Vermont leaves burst into vibrant color, Stratton’s Columbus Day Weekend Harvest Fest fills the Village with endless family fun. Attendees enjoyed live music, hay rides, scenic lift rides, mountain top yoga, and so much more at Harvest Fest…
The festival welcomed independent creators from around the globe to screen their projects, meet with television industry executives, and to mix and mingle with other “do-ers.” The week was a celebration of all things creative and was successfully designed to foster lifelong personal and professional connections…