Opening Day Tips

Opening day is just around the corner here at Stratton Mountain. Snow guns are on, gear is tuned, and snowcats have their tracks on. For snow lovers, opening day is an event not to be missed, and first chair is a badge of honor. Here’s are go to opening day tips for Stratton fans, old and new.

Pack the Night Before

Regardless of if you have a few hours of driving or a stroll to the slopes the morning of opening day, no one wants to be searching for that left mitten before hitting the hill. Make sure you lay out all your gear the night before so you can get to the hill delay-free.

Buy Tickets Early

Need a ticket? Book online at for the best possible savings. If you book beforehand, make sure you swing by Guest Service to get the tickets for your day of skiing and riding.

Read Up

The snow report is the holy grail when it comes to mountain updates. The snow report will let you know about weather, snowmaking updates, trail conditions, and most importantly what terrain is open for skiing and riding.


Opening day isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Don’t forget that this is the first day of your season, so take it easy, you don’t want to get injured on day one. If you do need to take a break, head to Grizzly’s for the first apres of the season.