By Myra Foster and Meredith Morin We watch with the world as 14 athletes from Stratton and Stratton Mountain School get ready to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. SMS athletes take center stage in alpine, snowboarding and Nordic events, and we’ll also be cheering on Sarah Hendrickson, granddaughter of retired Stratton ski patroller Scott Hendrickson, as she competes on the first ever women’s … Continue reading Representing in Sochi Olympics
By Jeff Cavagnino Riding a chair lift is one of the safest forms of transportation available. VT Tramway regulations strictly govern our lift system here at the mountain. They are routinely inspected and monitored by our Lift Inspector. Stratton’s lift mechanics have close to 150 years of combined experience and each has developed a special bond with their assigned lift. They are one of the … Continue reading First Chair, Last Call
By Courtney DiFiore Are you a Nordic (classic – cross country) or Alpine (downhill) skier? Do you know the difference? Growing up around both sports (from the Lake Placid, NY area), I’m familiar with the two. Below, I’ve categorized some areas in which the two sports differ. Note that when I refer to Nordic (cross country) skiing, I’m talking about the classic Nordic skiing not … Continue reading Nordic or Alpine?
By Liz Millikin Having skied my entire life, I sort of assumed I was done learning. Certainly, I have a bad habit or two that need working on, but surely I’m done with the actual process of learning. Boy, I was I wrong. Last week, I hit the slopes with the amazing ladies of the Women On SnoW camp. My official job was to film, … Continue reading You’re Never Too Old To Learn
By Courtney DiFiore Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. I hope everyone’s started thinking about their plans. If not, let me help you out. Lucky for those at Stratton, there’s not much prep work. Our surroundings are already beautiful and there are so many activities to do, the hardest part will be deciding what to pick. First things first, you have to secure a date. Even … Continue reading Score Major Points With Your Valentine This Winter
By Jeff Cavagnino Stratton takes safety very seriously. We commit much of our training and orientation of staff each year to safety. We strive to keep our employees safe and the same goes for our volunteers. We have 60 paid and volunteer ski patrollers. We have 40 volunteer safety patrollers. They put in countless hours making sure trails are safe before we open, staffing our terrain … Continue reading Know The Code
By Courtney DiFiore We love Hercules because… It gives us a reason to celebrate – champagne powder anyone?! We love face shots. The powder is plentiful. We can explore the trees. It’s a great movie…duh. See some video footage from this weekend here! Continue reading Why We Love Hercules