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Goggle Tan For All

By Courtney DiFiore It’s that time of the season – spring skiing! Spring means Stratton’s Annual Pond Skim. This event is a personal favorite because it’s full of thrills, chills and spills. I also really like it for the costumes. After my failed crossing last year (look for me, I’m the pizza slice!), I’ve compiled some helpful tips to keep dry this time around. Be prepared to fall – hopefully…

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Insider’s Guide: A Co-Founder’s Tips for Wanderlust Stratton

By Jeff Krasno, Co-Founder of Wanderlust Festival Our Insider’s Guide series offers new ‘lusters a peek into our festivals and introduces veterans to fresh adventures. In this installment, festival co-founder Jeff Krasno provides his tips & musings for a memorable Wanderlust Stratton. Be sure to check out our first post in this series: 25 Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss (Wanderlust Festival Summer 2014) • • • One of the aspects…

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Why We Love 24Hours

By Courtney DiFiore Raises money for a great cause – The Stratton Foundation to help under privileged kids in the surrounding region. It’s fun! It’s an event for the whole family. It includes night skiing and riding (which is totally awesome). The Patriot Cheerleaders come and keep the competitors going with their spirit. There’s great live music. There’s a beer garden. There’s also (my personal favorite) fireworks! It all ends…

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A Hot Spot for Alpine Boarding

By Courtney DiFiore Like many that live in Southern Vermont, I too share a deep love for the outdoors. In the winter season, you can find me shredding the mountain on my snowboard most of the time, but I can ski as well. I don’t share the same love for it as riding but it is a nice change. Another on-hill sport I’ve been dying to try since I first…

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Planes, TRAINS & Automobiles

By Betsy Leiter I recently had reason to travel via Amtrak from Stratton Mountain Resort to Penn Station, 34th Street ,  New York City.  The logistics in arriving at my destination were surprisingly simple and streamlined, so I thought our readers would appreciate some of the how to’s in making their own arrangements. My trip started at 8:30am on a cold and wintery Tuesday morning up at Stratton. Local roads…

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A Rare Treat For Vermonters

By Courtney DiFiore Your dreams of being Harry Potter can finally come true! Well, kind of. If you’re a fan of the Potter series, you’re familiar with Hedwig, Harry’s snowy owl. Traditionally snowy owls nest in the Arctic tundra of the northernmost stretches of Alaska, Canada and Eurasia. However, this winter there have been sightings as far south as North Carolina! There’s been sightings in Vermont too, making it especially…

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Two Sport Sunday

By Erin Morley I started skiing in fourth grade when my mom signed me up for night skiing at our local mountain. Nobody in my immediate family skis, but my best friend skied and my mom thought I might like it. I did! I would say the only negative thing about my skiing in the early days was that I took one, maybe two lessons, and I ended up developing…