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It’s in his nature – A Profile of Craig Panarisi

By Courtney DiFiore If there’s a Richter scale for adventure, you’ll find Craig Panarisi registering an 11. But what Stratton’s vice president of mountain operations loves just as much as dropping into the next chute or gliding off the highest peak is sharing great outdoor experiences ranging from mellow to the extreme. With a passion for the outdoors instilled at a young age, Panarisi grew up loving nature. “My grandfather…

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Once Isn’t Enough – A Profile of Matthew McPhillips

By Courtney DiFiore It’s a funny thing, mountain life. There’s an allure to it and the lifestyle engulfs all who take part. The atmosphere is electric and mellow all at once creating the perfect oxymoron. Matthew McPhillips experienced the pull of this energy in 2006 when he first moved to Stratton Mountain. Now, 8 years later, he is immersed in the mountain culture as the Head Golf Professional. “I was…

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Summer is for Adventure

By Shane Kelly In honor of Men’s Health Awareness month, I find it appropriate to take time, sit back and recognize the importance of health and wellness. Stratton Mountain and the rest of the beautiful Green Mountain State provide endless opportunities and adventures to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.A healthy lifestyle leads to more than just a fit body, it opens doors to new opportunities, improves overall quality of…

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Stratton Receives Award for Most Improved Carbon Footprint

By Liz Millikin This week, the Vermont Ski Areas Association announced the winners of the second annual Green Mountain Awards for Environmental Excellence at Vermont Ski Resorts. Across the state, resorts went head to head in the hopes of winning a coveted award for environmental stewardship. Stratton Mountain is proud to say that we won the award for Most Improved Carbon Footprint. In the last year the resort has dedicated…

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Put Your Best Foot Forward This Spring!

By Paula Pelkey Put your best foot forward this Spring! Hibernation is something that happens every year for the bears that inhabit the woods surrounding Stratton Mountain Resort. Right about the time we break out our ski boots and hit the slopes, bears are laying down for their winter nap. Something else goes into hibernation at that time too, our feet. We squeeze our feet into our ski boots. Boots…

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10 Reasons to Ditch the Garmin

Our guest blogger this month is Lauren, an RRCA certified coach and the mastermind behind Health on the Run. Her running and wellness blog has been a favorite among the sneakered set since 2010. Since then, she and her husband have started a new life (and a new family!) in Southern Vermont. Follow her adventures in running in the Green Mountains.   This blog was originally written in December 2011, but the content is timeless.…