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, … Continue reading Two Sport Sunday
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: 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, … Continue reading Time To Rethink Your Saturday Night Plans
By Courtney DiFiore (with some help from Craig Panarisi, Shannon Greene and Tom Kajah) It truly is the people of Stratton that make our resort so special. Our employees embrace the Be. culture and all that it entails. Everyone has this need for adventure, to be outdoors and active and they share it with our guests. It’s pretty contagious (in a good way!). I love … Continue reading It’s The People That Make Stratton So Special
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?