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 … Continue reading First Chair, Last Call

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Know The Code

By Jeff Cavagnino Stratton takes safety very seriously. We commit much of our training and orientation of staff each year to safety. We strive to keep our employees safe and the same goes for our volunteers. We have 60 paid and volunteer ski patrollers. We have 40 volunteer safety patrollers. They put in countless hours making sure trails are safe before we open, staffing our terrain … Continue reading Know The Code


Didn’t Your Mother Always Tell You Safety First?

By Jeff Cavagnino In order to fully enjoy the mountain, it’s a good idea to get a plan together.  It’s important to do your homework and learn where to go once you arrive and where things like rentals, ticket booths, Mountain Sports School, Base Lodge are so you can get on the hill faster. Having the proper clothing and gear can really make or break … Continue reading Didn’t Your Mother Always Tell You Safety First?


Is your safety first…or second?

By Courtney DiFiore The sun sits high in the sky all by its lonesome filling the air with a dry heat. Beads of sweat drip down my neck. I reach for my canteen only to be disappointed by its light weight. Where has all the water gone?! Perched on the top of Stratton Mountain, I moan about my lack of preparation, forgetfulness and my thirst. … Continue reading Is your safety first…or second?