There’s some days where we can’t compete with Mother Nature and in true New England fashion, we have to grin and bear it. If lifts are on wind delay or if it’s raining, we’re lucky at Stratton to have a variety of options at the ready. Here’s our list of favorite activities on not so favorable days.
Breakfast at Benedict’s
If you’ve never been to Benedict’s you haven’t been to Stratton. With a new menu this winter, enjoy the cozy vibe and home cooking of a local favorite. We’d recommend the Villager B.E.L.T. with warm candied pork belly bacon, fried egg, heirloom tomatoes, bib lettuce, and apple butter. If you’re looking for lunch, try the duck confit skillet mac n’ cheese with cranberry cornbread waffle.
First Run’s Finest
If it’s windy, maybe you need an extra layer or hat? First Run is our go to shop for all of our ski needs. Pick up favorite Vermont brand Skida for hats and buffs or get ski brand classics like Flylow and Armada.
Hit the Nordic Center
If the wind is blowing, pick up a pair of cross country skis or snowshoes and check out our 12km of trails. An adult Nordic day pass is $25 and if you’ve never done either before, you’ll be learning a new sport in the process. And fun fact, Olympic gold medal Nordic skier Jessie Diggins did her ESPN Body Issue photo shoot on our trails #famous.
Grab a Coffee
Stratton’s village is the go-to for all shopping and dining. This winter, we introduced Coyote, an espresso bar that features locally roasted coffee and homemade baked goods. If you need a pick me up, we suggest a maple latte and for those looking to get real trendy, add locally sourced and produced CBD into your drink. Some of our other favorites are the strawberry sage kombucha and almond croissants.
Stratton’s Training and Fitness Center is great if you’re looking to break a sweat but if you rather take a dip, there’s a 75-foot salt water pool for all your aquatic needs. Be sure to check the schedule for the variety of yoga classes we also offer.