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Nordic or Alpine?

By Courtney DiFiore Are you a Nordic (classic – cross country) or Alpine (downhill) skier? Do you know the difference? Growing up around both sports (from the Lake Placid, NY area), I’m familiar with the two. Below, I’ve categorized some areas in which the two sports differ. Note that when I refer to Nordic (cross country) skiing, I’m talking about the classic Nordic skiing not skate skiing. Stratton does offer…

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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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Time To Rethink Your Saturday Night Plans

By: Maureen Cronin A cold clear night – a full moon – and a group of 20-25 men, women and children, wanting to experience winter in Vermont. I started leading snowshoe tours with a group of instructors from the sports center some 10-12 years ago. Back then we hiked the Stratton Golf Course on our way to Pearl Buck’s house where we enjoyed hot chocolate, cookies and some stories about…

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Let’s Get Spinning This Month

It’s Spin Month at Stratton Resort meaning there’s points up for grabs in our Be. Event Series. Check out the details HERE! Next month is Reflection Month. It’s your chance to practice yoga and find your happy (Plus you earn BONUS Be. points). You can see all Stratton has to offer when it comes to yoga HERE. Below is the full list of Stratton’s remaining Be. Bonus Events and all…

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It’s The People That Make Stratton So Special

By Courtney DiFiore (with some help from Craig Panarisi, Shannon Greene and Tom Kajah) It truly is the people of Stratton that make our resort so special. Our employees embrace the Be. culture and all that it entails. Everyone has this need for adventure, to be outdoors and active and they share it with our guests. It’s pretty contagious (in a good way!). I love being a part of the…

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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,…