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 … Continue reading The North Face Park And Pipe Open
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 … Continue reading Planes, TRAINS & Automobiles
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 … Continue reading SMS alumnus Alex Deibold wins bronze!
By Courtney DiFiore Your dreams of being Harry Potter can finally come true! Well, kind of. If you’re a fan of the Potter series, you’re familiar with Hedwig, Harry’s snowy owl. Traditionally snowy owls nest in the Arctic tundra of the northernmost stretches of Alaska, Canada and Eurasia. However, this winter there have been sightings as far south as North Carolina! There’s been sightings in … Continue reading A Rare Treat For Vermonters
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 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 … Continue reading Representing in Sochi Olympics