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Nordic or Alpine?

By Courtney DiFiore Are you a Nordic (classic – cross country) or Alpine (downhill) skier? Do you know the difference? Growing up around both sports (from the Lake Placid, NY area), I’m familiar with the two. Below, I’ve categorized some areas in which the two sports differ. Note that when I refer to Nordic (cross country) skiing, I’m talking about the classic Nordic skiing not skate skiing. Stratton does offer…

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You’re Never Too Old To Learn

By Liz Millikin Having skied my entire life, I sort of assumed I was done learning. Certainly, I have a bad habit or two that need working on, but surely I’m done with the actual process of learning. Boy, I was I wrong. Last week, I hit the slopes with the amazing ladies of the Women On SnoW camp. My official job was to film, capturing footage for a promotional…

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Score Major Points With Your Valentine This Winter

By Courtney DiFiore Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. I hope everyone’s started thinking about their plans. If not, let me help you out. Lucky for those at Stratton, there’s not much prep work.  Our surroundings are already beautiful and there are so many activities to do, the hardest part will be deciding what to pick. First things first, you have to secure a date. Even if you have a significant…

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Time To Rethink Your Saturday Night Plans

By: Maureen Cronin A cold clear night – a full moon – and a group of 20-25 men, women and children, wanting to experience winter in Vermont. I started leading snowshoe tours with a group of instructors from the sports center some 10-12 years ago. Back then we hiked the Stratton Golf Course on our way to Pearl Buck’s house where we enjoyed hot chocolate, cookies and some stories about…

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Get Ready For A Girl’s Weekend On The Snow

By Jenny Dempsey I started snowboarding when I was 17. I got into it because the guy I was dating at the time was a snowboarder.  The first year I was basically tagging along! I was always riding with guys and getting left behind because I was learning. My guy friends would try to teach me, but they don’t understand the difference strengths men and women have. It wasn’t until…