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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…

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A Hot Spot for Alpine Boarding

By Courtney DiFiore Like many that live in Southern Vermont, I too share a deep love for the outdoors. In the winter season, you can find me shredding the mountain on my snowboard most of the time, but I can ski as well. I don’t share the same love for it as riding but it is a nice change. Another on-hill sport I’ve been dying to try since I first…

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Congratulations to our Hometown Heroes

By Liz Millikin Nothing compares to the excitement of watching the best of the best competing on the global stage. In the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, 2,873 athletes from 88 countries competed in 98 events, going for the gold. It was an especially exciting Olympics for the Stratton Mountain School, which sent a record-breaking 14 athletes to the competition. In addition to the SMS athletes, two more Olympic competitors have…

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The North Face Park And Pipe Open

By Tyler Lewis A week before the North Face Park and Pipe series the Stratton Parks Crew started reworking Big Ben. They custom made a park to showcase the advanced skills of the skiers. As the park started taking shape, things where looking intense, a 50 and 60-foot jump lead right into an up rail and down flat down rail to finish off. The event kicked off Thursday, February 20th…

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Planes, TRAINS & Automobiles

By Betsy Leiter I recently had reason to travel via Amtrak from Stratton Mountain Resort to Penn Station, 34th Street ,  New York City.  The logistics in arriving at my destination were surprisingly simple and streamlined, so I thought our readers would appreciate some of the how to’s in making their own arrangements. My trip started at 8:30am on a cold and wintery Tuesday morning up at Stratton. Local roads…