Stratton Invests 20 years into Vermont Solar Energy Production

Stratton Solar Power

STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT– Stratton Mountain Resort has entered a power purchase
agreement to be the recipient of solar energy produced by Sea Oak Capital’s 500 kilowatt AC
solar array in Wallingford, Vermont. Located 40 miles north of Stratton Mountain, the newly
completed solar array has the ability to generate approximately 1,000,000 kilowatt hours
annually. This places Stratton among the leaders of Vermont ski
areas in regard to solar energy production in the state.

The power purchase agreement is another step in Stratton’s commitment to increase the
resort’s overall renewable energy mix. Currently, the resort as a whole is powered by 64%
renewable energy, defined as wind & solar energy in Vermont, and the overall energy mix
produced is 94% carbon free. The solar production from this new array began in July 2021.

“At Stratton we are excited about this long-term partnership with Sea Oak as it represents
continued action in our ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility; a key strategic
initiative for not only Stratton, but also Alterra Mountain Company, and our industry as a whole.
Partnerships and investments like this one help not only an individual organization meet its
sustainability goals, but also provide opportunities for the local region to improve its
environmental footprint” says Bill Nupp, Stratton Mountain Resort’s President.

“We look forward to our long-term partnership with Stratton Mountain Resort and congratulate
them on their commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability,” says Dan
Poydenis, Chief Executive Officer of Sea Oak Capital. “The Wallingford solar project is our
seventh Vermont solar project in the last twelve months, and further demonstrates our
commitment to assisting the state and local businesses in achieving their renewable energy

How much energy is 1,000,000 kilowatt hours? Annually, 1,000,000 kilowatt hours are enough
energy to power the entire Sun Bowl Area, the Welcome Center, all retail and dining locations in
the Stratton Village, the Stratton Training and Fitness Center, and the Child Care Center, with
some additional kilowatt hours to spare.

This power purchase agreement shows Stratton’s commitment to being a leader in efficiency
and sustainability in the ski industry and support of the further integration of renewable energy
into the Vermont state power grid. “We are committed to a role of environmental leadership
across all areas of business. It is a priority and responsibility of Stratton to be stewards of the
natural environment in which we live, work, and play by incorporating a sustainable point of view
into every business decision” says Stratton Mountain Resort’s Sustainability Manager, Connor

The sustainable point of view is based on the intent to reduce a footprint by actively pursuing
innovative solutions, particularly in the areas of resources, land, water, air, energy, and waste
management. This initiative is called Fresh Tracks and it aims to implement change resort-wide,
while educating and empowering colleagues, communities, and guests.

Posted October 20, 2021 by Andrew Kimiecik

About Stratton Mountain
Located just four hours from New York City and three from Boston, Stratton is a premier New
England mountain destination with 99 trails fanning from the summit of southern Vermont’s
highest peak, 95 percent snowmaking coverage, a slope-side Village for shopping and dining
plus a range of accommodations. Recognized as the first major resort to welcome
snowboarding, Stratton has offered an extraordinary ski experience since 1961, adding year round activities in 1964 with a Geoffrey Cornish designed golf course that played host to six LPGA tournaments. Today, a range of activities, events, adventure challenges and live music make Stratton a popular year-round destination. For more information,

About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s
largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The
company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and
beverage, retail and service businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations
across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united
by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds
spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado;
Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in
California; Stratton and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in
Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and
Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British
Columbia. Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and
maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada. Alterra Mountain Company honors each
destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and
enduring memories they bring to everyone. For more information, please visit

About Sea Oak Capital
Sea Oak Capital is an impact investment fund that owns and operates community solar arrays
in the Northeast with operations across the country. As a fully integrated independent power
producer with internal staff responsible for all aspects of solar asset management, operations,
and maintenance, Sea Oak Capital is dedicated to expanding the renewable energy economy
by providing businesses with access to savings from its community solar arrays. Sea Oak
Capital is rapidly expanding its portfolio of solar arrays in Green Mountain Power’s utility territory
in Vermont. To learn more about how your business can subscribe to a community solar array please visit or email