Stratton Holiday Guide – Activities

Stratton offers an enticing menu of year-round activities and adventures to share with friends and family. With so many options to choose from, you’ll find on the snow and off the snow activities to choose from for all ages. From special events like Kid’s Night Out to favorites like ice skating and snow tubing, you will find the perfect activity for everyone at Stratton.

Vermont Snow tubing

Snow Tubing In Vermont

The Coca-Cola Tube Park features four lanes of lift-serviced snow tubing, warming hut with light refreshments and fire pit available on select days. Play by day or under the lights at night! Guests may park in the Sun Bowl Area near the tube park for this family friendly activity!

  • Located on the snow it the Sun Bowl area to the right of the lodge and Solstice Lift. Follow signs to the Sun Bowl located past Lot 2.
  • Parking is available at Sun Bowl. Shuttle service is available from the main base area if returning to the main base prior to 4pm.
  • Tubing sessions go out every hour on the hour. Listed below are the bookable hours, therefore the Coca-Cola Tube Park closes one hour after the last bookable hour listed.
  • Rider must be 5 years old and 42″ tall to ride.
  • Tubing will be available from December 27 – March 30, conditions permitting.
x-country at Stratton

Stratton Nordic Center

Stratton Mountain’s Nordic Center features 10km of cross-country ski trails groomed for both classic and skate skiing and 3k of single-track snowshoe trails. Beginners and experts alike will enjoy the tree-lined trail system meandering through a Wildlife Conservation Area.

Options for fat biking may include all the Nordic ski trails, depending on the firmness of the snow. Call for conditions updates.

Our cross-country ski lessons are taught by instructors certified by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and Professional Ski Instructors of America. 50-minute private/semi-private lessons are available Saturdays and Sundays at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, Noon, and 3 pm. A group lesson for kids is at 1 pm, and a group lesson for adults is at 2 pm. Private lessons are also available on weekdays, by request. Call (802)297-4567 to inquire.

Activities in Vermont

When conditions are right, fat biking on the Nordic Center’s ski trails can be wonderfully invigorating. Whether you’re zooming downhill or taking time to appreciate the trails winding through a Wildlife Conservation Area, there is something for everyone.

As with cross-country skiing, fat biking is an aerobic sport – dress in layers and be ready to shed a layer once you warm up on our numerous uphill climbs. Gloves are a must, as the descents bring on windchill.

Bike rentals are available in 1 ¾ hour increments. We provide helmets.

  • Head to the Sun Bowl Nordic Center located through the archway on the left just before the Sun Bowl parking lots.
  • Parking is available in the Sun Bowl lots or along the access road near the Nordic Center.
  • Pass through the archway and up the small hill to the warming hut for check-in.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Nordic Trails at any time.
Kids Activities

Kid’s Night Out

Drop the kids off so you may enjoy a night out in the Village, or a relaxing evening by a crackling fire. Kids Night Out is here to entertain kids ages 7 to 12 for an evening of crafts, snacks, activities and friendships. New for this season, there are three versions of Kids Night Out, including the Mill House, New Year’s Eve and Gingerbread. Dates, prices, and details of each can be found below. Each Kids Night Out session will have limited availability, so if interested book early before it sells out. All prices include the corresponding skate rentals, craft supplies and food & beverage.

Drop your kids off at the Mill House in Commons. They will enjoy one hour of ice skating on the outdoor pond and an indoor craft project along with pizza and drinks.
Time: 6pm-8pm
Price: $100 + Tax
Ages: Kids 7-13

Drop your kids off at the Sun Bowl for a NYE experience of their own. Price includes one hour of snow tubing, pizza and drinks and games. Kids must be 7-13 yrs old. Helmets are recommended for tubing and proper footwear and warm outdoor clothing are required.
Time: 6pm-8pm
Price: $100 + Tax

Snowcat Ride with Dinner

Snowcat Ride With Dinner

Grab your jacket and join us on a limited one-of-a-kind dinner excursion. Turn your dinner reservation into an experience you won’t soon forget with a snowcat ride up to the Mid Mountain Lodge, where you’ll enjoy a seasonal beverage and three-course meal prepared by our expert culinary team. This fine dining experience highlights Stratton’s winter beauty, culinary expertise and gives you a little taste of southern Vermont.

Dates: Every Saturday starting 1/8/2022 thru 2/26 – 1/81/151/222/52/122/192/26
Price: $156
Start Time: 5:15pm or 5:45pm. Please check in at MUGS located in the Base Lodge 15 minutes prior to departure, late Guests may not be able to be accommodated
Includes: Seasonal beverage and snacks upon arrival, and a three-course meal.

Reservations are required and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

This event is 21+ only. All dinners are weather dependent and require a minimum of 10 people before departure. If the trip is canceled, guests will be notified by 12pm the day before and receive a full refund.

If you have specific dietary needs, please contact us here – Val Ryan, or 802-297-4135.

Snowshoe activities at Stratton

Snowshoe Hikes


Whether you’re looking for a good workout or adventure away from the slopes, snowshoeing is a wonderful way to enjoy winter in Vermont. Walk among the trees. Breathe in the fresh air. Take in the Green Mountain views. Explore the stillness of a pine forest. From sunrises to Nordic Lights, and everything in between, you can set your own path this winter.

Head to the Sun Bowl Nordic Center located through the archway on the left just before the Sun Bowl parking lots.
Parking is available in the Sun Bowl lots or along the access road near the Nordic Center.
Pass through the archway and up the small hill to the warming hut for check-in.

Celebrate the sunrise while hiking the Nordic trails with a guide. Available Sundays when the Nordic Center is open. Coffee, tea or hot cocoa will be available.
Tours meet at 7:30am every Sunday, conditions permitting
Price: $65* per person, with or without rentals.
Online reservations are recommended. Select any Sunday to check for availability. Same day reservations may be made at the Nordic Center based on availability.

Join us for skiing or snowshoeing 1.5k of lantern-lit trails every other Saturday evening beginning December 18 (a full moon!!), conditions permitting. You’re welcome to follow our unlit trails as well – bring your own headlamp or navigate by moonlight. We will have a fire waiting for you at the warming hut upon your return.

This is open to all ages. Online reservations are recommended. Same day reservations may be made at the Nordic Center based on availability.
Tour Times: 5-8pm
21/22 Dates: Book 12/18 | Book 1/1 | Book 1/15 | Book 1/29 | Book 2/12 | Book 2/26 | Book 3/5 | Book 3/19

Yoga at Stratton


Join us for a Stratton yoga experience with a winter twist. Snowga is an outdoor yoga series at the Nordic Center with our certified yoga instructor, Kellie. Enjoy a unique workout combined with the relaxation of yoga and the outdoors. The class will start with a small hike on snowshoes to a flat area. The hike will serve as a warm-up to increase heart rate, and get to a quiet location. Once arrived at the class location, yoga in the snow will begin. It’s time to enjoy Snowga in the fresh mountain air. This is a 75 min activity and will require moderate exertion. Please dress accordingly for outdoor activities. If the weather is bad the class will move into the Nordic Center barn. Advance registration is required.

Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm
Dates: 12/18, 12/21, 12/23, 12/28, 12/30, 1/1, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/19, 3/15
Price: $45 + Tax
Ages: 12+

Ice Skating at Stratton

Ice Skating

The Mill House is a picturesque venue for ice skating in the winter season. Enjoy music and a campfire all while gliding under the stars with this family favorite outdoor activitiy.

  • Located in The Commons across the street from the Welcome Center and down the stairs.
  • For parking check the Parking Garage or Lot 1.
  • Visit the Mill House for check-in. All skaters, whether you have your own skates or not, will need to sign an Assumption of Risk.
  • Skating is available during operating hours only.

Reservations are required and space is limited to 20 people per session.

New for 21/22 Season: Skating Lessons
Time: 9-12pm
Dates: 12/18, 1/1, 1/8, 1/15, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
*Ice skating will be closed to general skating during lesson times

Vermont Snowmobile Tours

Stratton Snowmobile Tours

Mountain Tours for Adults & Families
Enjoy an evening of fun and adventure on our guided 1.5 hour Mountain Tour for adults and families. Explore the slopes of Stratton after hours. Great for beginners and experienced snowmobilers alike. Eight departure times a night and three to 10 double snowmobiles at a time. Our guides will adjust to your skill level. Bring the kids along as passengers and make it a family affair to remember!

The tours can leave from different parts of the mountain based on the terrain and time of year. You will confirm where to meet when you book your tour with Stratton Adventures.

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Published Dec 29, 2021 by Andrew Kimiecik