Vermont Winter Getaway: 5 Reason For An Extended Stay in the Mountains

A look at your winter getaway

They say home is where you make it. During the current Work From Home movement, why not make “it” the mountains? This winter is the perfect season to shake up the “new normal” and experience a home nestled right in the Green Mountains.

For those of us working remotely, taking classes online, or just ready to go full powder hound this season, make Stratton your office, classroom, or stoke lab this winter. Month-long stays and extended stays are available for those looking to set up basecamp in the mountains. A temporary move can be exactly what you need to clear your mind and fill your memories this winter.

Stroll the Stratton Village, and you’ll find you never want to leave

Everything You Need Is Here

Stratton is located just four hours from New York City and three from Boston. As a premier New England mountain destination with 99 trails, 95 percent snowmaking coverage, a slope-side Village for shopping and dining plus lodging and off-mountain activities… what else do you need? Select properties and lodging options have shuttles from the front door to the base area of the mountain. Rides to dinner in the Village? The shuttles have you covered on those too. You won’t have to scrape ice off a single windshield during your stay.

The Stratton Mountain Market is equipped with everything you could need, or forget, for your trip.
Fat Biking at the Nordic Center.

Variety of Amenities & Activities

With our new Nordic Center schedule, there is now something to do every day of the week for those looking for a break from skiing or riding. Although we all wish we could shop in the Village every day, Stratton provides an abundance of other activities. XC skiing and snowshoeing are always a scenic favorite. Fat bike rentals are an ever-popular option for a mid-winter workout after being at your desk. The Coca Cola Tube Park may be the epicenter of laughs and smiles on the mountain. Open Friday through Sunday, and select weekdays, tubing is a winter experience that anyone can enjoy. Another fan favorite? Ice skating at the Mill House. Throw on the skates and go for a relaxing skate at night while listening to music, and warming up by the fire when you’re finished.

Cozy up by the fire on a crisp winter day, while the others go out to play. Long Trail House.

While the Parents Stay, the Kids Can Play

While we can’t convince everyone of the amazing feeling that skiing and snowboarding offer, why not open up the door for your children or loved ones? Be honest, you’ve all been cooped up for a few months together, isn’t it time for a little peace by the fire. Stratton offers 40% novice terrain making it a great place to learn how to ski or snowboard in Vermont. The kids can jump on a shuttle and get a ride to the mountain, you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your slippers most days.

The experts in our Village shops will get you equipped for winter if it’s Day 1 or 100 on the mountain

With our season-long rental packages, all you need to do is show up and we’ll help take care of the rest. Goggles, gloves, hats and winter socks? The Village is a one-stop-shop for all your mountain needs. From Burton to The North Face, or a new helmet from Head Case, our team will make sure you are ready to ride this winter. We all know it’s how good you look out on the mountain, not how good you are, right?

Get away and get outside this winter

Choose Your Schedule

When you live within minutes, you can fully take advantage of the day. For those early birds, get up and begin firing off emails and memes to coworkers and classmates. While the others sleep, get booted up and be on the lift at 9am for a few morning laps. Early mornings, not your thing? Give yourself a little extra time on a lunch break to rip some turns. Riding and taking some laps on your lunch break is acceptable as long as you pack a sandwich, right? On the schedule of a ski resort, the lifts are open until 4pm, meaning you’ll have just enough time to run back to your room and finish up that 9 to 5 in your outerwear.

What the view from a Vermont vacation rental should look like

Now is the Season

This is your chance. Don’t dwell on it, go for it. If there is ever a way to better a situation, it’s to reroute it down a road of positivity. It’s easy to get complacent while being “stuck” in your home. Why not temporarily move that home to open up a mountain of opportunities? If you don’t do it this winter, will you ever have another winter like it? Join us in the mountains. Turn that desktop background you have been staring at all summer into the view out your window this winter.

This is the standard of what skiing in Vermont looks like. Trail : Upper Standard

Before planning a visit, please check Vermont’s Cross-State Travel Map and Requirements for current travel restrictions, which are updated every Tuesday.

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