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SMS alumnus Alex Deibold wins bronze!

By Meredith Morin Sochi, Russia –Stratton Mountain School alumnus Alex Deibold (SMS ’04), Manchester, Vt., won bronze in the men’s snowboardcross (SBX) event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 18. The SBX was postponed from Feb. 17, due to extreme fog. Alex finished third in his 1/8 final heat to move onto quarterfinals, where he also finished third. (The top-three riders from these heats advance.) As the only American…

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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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Representing in Sochi Olympics

By Myra Foster and Meredith Morin We watch with the world as 14 athletes from Stratton and Stratton Mountain School get ready to  compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. SMS athletes take center stage in alpine, snowboarding and Nordic events, and we’ll also be cheering on Sarah Hendrickson,  granddaughter of retired Stratton ski patroller Scott Hendrickson, as she competes on the first ever women’s ski  jumping team,  and Mac…

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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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Score Major Points With Your Valentine This Winter

By Courtney DiFiore Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. I hope everyone’s started thinking about their plans. If not, let me help you out. Lucky for those at Stratton, there’s not much prep work.  Our surroundings are already beautiful and there are so many activities to do, the hardest part will be deciding what to pick. First things first, you have to secure a date. Even if you have a significant…

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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 parks, monitoring our slow zones,…

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Get Ready For A Girl’s Weekend On The Snow

By Jenny Dempsey I started snowboarding when I was 17. I got into it because the guy I was dating at the time was a snowboarder.  The first year I was basically tagging along! I was always riding with guys and getting left behind because I was learning. My guy friends would try to teach me, but they don’t understand the difference strengths men and women have. It wasn’t until…