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The Maple Syrup Season

By Kelsey Boyce The original North American sweetener, the sweet nectar of the gods, liquid gold for your tastebuds. Whatever you like to call it, Maple Syrup is a North American tradition in both creation and consumption. Oral stories vary from Native American and First Nations peoples on the discovery that the clear liquid from tapping maple trees could be boiled to become a sweet treat and integral ingredient for…

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Insider’s Guide: A Co-Founder’s Tips for Wanderlust Stratton

By Jeff Krasno, Co-Founder of Wanderlust Festival Our Insider’s Guide series offers new ‘lusters a peek into our festivals and introduces veterans to fresh adventures. In this installment, festival co-founder Jeff Krasno provides his tips & musings for a memorable Wanderlust Stratton. Be sure to check out our first post in this series: 25 Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss (Wanderlust Festival Summer 2014) • • • One of the aspects…

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Stratton Named Finalist for NSAA Golden Eagle Award

By Lucyann Murray We are excited to announce that the National Ski Area Association has named Stratton as one of four finalists for the Golden Eagle Award for medium-sized ski areas. The Golden Eagle Award, sponsored by SKI magazine, was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding resort achievements in the environmental arena. We are recognized along with Alta Ski Area (UT), Durango Mountain Resort (CO), and Arapahoe Basin (CO). Way…

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Make The Most Of Your Time At Stratton

By Lauren Suriani Is this your first time here? Maybe it’s your second. Heck maybe you’ve been coming here for years. This is a bit of an insider guide to having the best time on the mountain. Whether it’s a Saturday morning or a Wednesday afternoon, these tips will help you have a great time at Stratton. Where to Find the Best Snow • Pay attention to wind direction. Ski…

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Why We Love 24Hours

By Courtney DiFiore Raises money for a great cause – The Stratton Foundation to help under privileged kids in the surrounding region. It’s fun! It’s an event for the whole family. It includes night skiing and riding (which is totally awesome). The Patriot Cheerleaders come and keep the competitors going with their spirit. There’s great live music. There’s a beer garden. There’s also (my personal favorite) fireworks! It all ends…

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VT Open Recap

By Adam Gray As the morning clouds parted ways to reveal a deep blue canvas sky, Suntanner sat patiently awaiting its adoring fans, the 2014 VT Open Competitors. A massive 26-turn banked slalom snaking on rider’s right, a big air jump fit for giants halfway up on rider’s left, followed immediately by a freshly cut halfpipe — AND a 5 feature rail garden just below that. Suntanner was an arena…

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Fresh Tracks at Stratton

By Lucyann Murray We may be quiet, but we have been busy… Wheels have been turning over here in the environmental sector of the mountain, and we are proud to announce the launch of Fresh Tracks online. Our new website includes a complete timeline of Stratton’s environmental accomplishments from 1990 – 2013. The individual sub-pages on waste, energy, natural resources, infrastructure improvements, and education point out key initiatives going on…