By Sam Mestel At 5:45, before the brink of dawn, I am awoken. I get my stuff on and leave the house as I head for the Otis first aid clinic at the base of the mountain, and what awaits is a long day of hard work. There I greet my friends, find out any news from the previous night and sign up for my … Continue reading A Day In The Life of A Junior Patroller
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
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 … Continue reading Nordic or Alpine?
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, … Continue reading You’re Never Too Old To Learn
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
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?
By Courtney DiFiore Born and raised in New York City, Sarah Nasoff isn’t the typical city girl; she enjoys being outdoors and in the mountains. The oldest of three girls, Nasoff is very close with her family which includes a rescue dog named Abby. We love doggies here at Stratton! Nasoff grew up skiing the west coast. “Coming from a family of skiers it was … Continue reading Meet the Women of Stratton – Sarah Nasoff