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Congratulations to our Hometown Heroes

By Liz Millikin Nothing compares to the excitement of watching the best of the best competing on the global stage. In the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, 2,873 athletes from 88 countries competed in 98 events, going for the gold. It was an especially exciting Olympics for the Stratton Mountain School, which sent a record-breaking 14 athletes to the competition. In addition to the SMS athletes, two more Olympic competitors have…

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The North Face Park And Pipe Open

By Tyler Lewis A week before the North Face Park and Pipe series the Stratton Parks Crew started reworking Big Ben. They custom made a park to showcase the advanced skills of the skiers. As the park started taking shape, things where looking intense, a 50 and 60-foot jump lead right into an up rail and down flat down rail to finish off. The event kicked off Thursday, February 20th…

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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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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…

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First Chair, Last Call

By Jeff Cavagnino Riding a chair lift is one of the safest forms of transportation available.  VT Tramway regulations strictly govern our lift system here at the mountain.  They are routinely inspected and monitored by our Lift Inspector.  Stratton’s lift mechanics have close to 150 years of combined experience and each has developed a special bond with their assigned lift.  They are one of the best mechanic teams in VT…

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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…