Stratton Mountain Opens for 55th Season of Skiing and Riding

November 28 marks winter kick-off on southern VT’s tallest peak STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT. –  Winter has begun in southern Vermont, as Stratton Mountain opened today for its 55th winter season of skiing and riding. Snowmakers have worked around the clock making and grooming snow for over a week preparing 5 trails for snow enthusiasts to take their first top-to-bottom turns of the season. In line … Continue reading Stratton Mountain Opens for 55th Season of Skiing and Riding

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Opening Day Prep

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Bell With another epic winter about to begin, I’ve made sure being prepared is my number one priority. When I arrive opening day, I’ll be sitting first chair with a fresh tune and proper attire. It’s been a great Vermont summer, as always, but I’m built for the cold and so excited to be on snow! Below, is my … Continue reading Opening Day Prep

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Stratton to Open for Skiing and Riding November 28

Guests to enjoy skiing, riding, family fun events at resort’s opening weekend STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT. – Stratton Mountain will open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Saturday, November 28 with at least 5 trails ranging from novice to intermediate terrain.  Stratton snowmakers took advantage of the window of cold weather and fired up over 250 HKD snowguns Sunday evening when the temperatures dipped as low … Continue reading Stratton to Open for Skiing and Riding November 28


6 Must-Do Fall Activities in Manchester, Vermont

A mere 19 miles from the Stratton Mountain Village sits the historical, quintessential New England town of Manchester, Vermont. Nestled among the astonishing Green Mountains, the town is filled with diverse retail outlet stores, small town coffee shops and a multitude of dining options. We explored Manchester to bring you the most unique fall activities in the area. 1. Immerse yourself in Fall at the Equinox Valley Nursery Located … Continue reading 6 Must-Do Fall Activities in Manchester, Vermont


Venture Vermont: Balloons of Vermont

Every year, I challenge myself to do something new. It can be as simple as trying a new recipe to taking a trip to unchartered territory. I love the excitement and unfamiliarity that accompanies my first time adventures. Hot air ballooning with Darrek Daoust of Balloons of Vermont is easily one of my favorite new things I’ve done in 2015. Hot Air Ballooning If you … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Balloons of Vermont


This is for you, Dad

By Courtney DiFiore Dad. Father. Daddy. Pop pop. Whatever your special name, today’s the day we celebrate dads. If you’re anything like me, you may have forgotten today was the day until, well…today! I didn’t prepare, I’m empty handed and, sure, ‘it’s the thought that counts,’ but is it? As a result, I’ve determined others like me need some help so below you’ll find a … Continue reading This is for you, Dad

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Wanderlust – Not Your Average Festival

By Courtney DiFiore Wanderlust [n] a strong or irresistible desire to Travel • Practice Yoga • Listen to Music Eat Well • Be Green • Appreciate Art and create a community around mindful living Expect the unexpected at Wanderlust. You’ll be surrounded by like minded people all looking to accomplish the same thing, yet differently. It’s poetic actually. You’ll learn, practice, reflect and feel the uncontrollable positive … Continue reading Wanderlust – Not Your Average Festival