Features and Stories

What’s UP On the Mountain

With another $6.5 million in capital projects outlined for Stratton, guests will see enhancements in the entire mountain experience, starting with the launch of lift-served mountain biking later this summer.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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stratton mountain ski patrol building
On The Beat

The Stratton Mountain Ski Patrol is as essential to the resort as snow on the slopes, working tirelessly all season long to make the mountain safe for thousands of skiers and riders…

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stratton mountain safety patrol
Safety Patrol

The Stratton Mountain Safety Patrol works hand-in-hand with the ski patrol to promote safety and to enforce the code of conduct that shapes responsible skiing and riding…

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stratton mtn sports school kids
Instruction Introductions

Meet Martha Dale, Toure Christie, and Sarah Knelp, three of the many instructors at Stratton Mountain Sports School who share a passion to teach children and adults how to embrace, enjoy, and excel on the mountain…

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1970s Club – 40th Reunion

  During the March 10th weekend, almost 100 friends who grew up together at Stratton in the 1970s came back to their home away from home for a three-day 40th reunion. SMS alumni, the founding Stratton Freestyle Team, ski instructors, free skiers, and local friends spent three days on and off the hill reconnecting and […]

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The Vermont Open

Photography by Hubert Schriebl   March came in like a lion and Mother Nature provided more than 35 inches of snow during the 2018 Vermont Open. Snowboarders of all ages came together at Stratton Mountain to ride, party, enjoy the snow, and to compete for prizes and a cash purse of more than $20,000. The 6th annual event […]

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Snowlight in Vermont

Thanksgiving weekend welcomed in the ski season with a healthy amount of snowfall that coated the Stratton Mountain Village in a glistening blanket of white and made it the perfect backdrop for the 2017 Snowlight in Vermont ceremony. Community members kicked off the holiday season by spreading cheer and celebrating our loved ones, lighting trees in their honor throughout the Village. Each tree lighting dedication spread messages of love, honor, happiness, charity, and hope—not just for that evening, but throughout the months to come…


Marking a Milestone
Marking a Milestone

Turning back the clock, the winter of 2002–2003 was five years before the iPhone was even invented, and although that now seems like that was several lifetimes ago, for the folks who gathered at the newly opened Stratton Mountain Club that winter, it seems like it was just yesterday. The past decade and a half seems like the blink of an eye as the club marks an important milestone this winter: its 15th anniversary…

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Columbus Day at Stratton
Columbus Day Weekend at Stratton Mountain Resort

With peak foliage comes peak activity in the Green Mountains. Columbus Day weekend was packed with action from local fairs and festivals, to Stratton Mountain’s Harvest Fest and Craft Brewfest event, to our very own Home Improvement Expo. There is hardly a better time to experience the things that make Vermont such a special destination…

From the Publisher

balcony view in autumn
A New Leaf

Turning a new leaf is always a sign of something new and better to come. As summer fades, and our green mountains turn to a mosaic of breathtaking colors “an awesome new era for Stratton Mountain and Southern Vermont is beginning”…

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Columbus Day Weekend

  Southern Vermont put on quite a show over Columbus Day Weekend with some of the best fall foliage in years peaking at that time. It was the perfect setting for a weekend full of events like the annual Brewfest, North Face Race to the Summit, Home Improvement Expo, and even a concert from Dark […]

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Ski Racer
A Day at the Races

Fashioning a course that works for all those differing ability levels isn’t a cut and paste sort of task. There’s the mental challenge, and then there’s just a lot of plain hard work, where if you do everything right, the mark of success is one that nobody notices.

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Ross Powers and Daughter
It’s In Their Genes

The Vermont Open starred Stratton’s resident pros— and their kids.