6 SoVT Scenic Swimming Holes You Have to See This Summer

One thing’s for sure – there’s no shortage of scenic views here in southern Vermont. Luckily, when the weather’s too hot to earn the scenic views via hike, there’s swimming holes waiting for you to kick-back, relax and enjoy the view. Arlington Green // Cool off at this stunning quintessential Vermont swimming hole in Arlington. Bring a chair or towel to lounge on the small grassy area, … Continue reading 6 SoVT Scenic Swimming Holes You Have to See This Summer

Explore the Uncomfortable: How Wanderlust Changed Me

From yoga classes, meditation, failed inversions and humbling moments spent delving into my practice – no textbook in the world could have prepared me for what I’ve learnt at Wanderlust. For the past four summers, I have been privileged enough to attend Wanderlust Stratton. Each year, I set my intention with the hope of coming out the other side a changed woman. It wasn’t until … Continue reading Explore the Uncomfortable: How Wanderlust Changed Me

From Snowboard-Only to Twin Tip Paradise: Jason Levinthal Talks Park Progression

On a sunny February Saturday, we caught up with ski pioneer  Jason Levinthal for some Suntanner park laps to talk Stratton and snow industry park progression. By: Jason Levinthal  Back in the early 1990’s growing up in Albany, NY, upon getting my driver’s license, Stratton instantly became my home mountain. At the time snowboarding was blowing up and Burton leading the charge located only 15 minutes … Continue reading From Snowboard-Only to Twin Tip Paradise: Jason Levinthal Talks Park Progression

Ski & Snowboard Hacks

During the winter months, if you’re anything like those at Stratton, you’re outside every chance you get. From downhill to Nordic, snowshoe to hiking we do it all. Over the years, we’ve picked up a few tricks that make our adventurous lives easier. Check out some of our hacks and share your own in the comments below. 1. Pack Smarter For a little extra wiggle room in … Continue reading Ski & Snowboard Hacks

Conquering My Fear: Learning to Ski (again) as an Adult

By: Cassie Russo  They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Who’s “they” anyways? I wouldn’t consider myself old, but this being my 21st season on snow, it’s been a while. My parents put me on skis the moment I mastered walking without wobbling so hard that I fell to the ground. I am told that I was fearless on my skis – bounding down the … Continue reading Conquering My Fear: Learning to Ski (again) as an Adult

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Venture Vermont: Stratton Fire Tower Hike

Imagine stepping foot on the exact spot Benton MacKaye conceived the idea of the Appalachian Trail, upon which thousands of hikers trek from Georgia to Maine each year. Well, when you arrive at the Stratton Mountain fire tower, you will be standing on on that exact spot. Built in 1921 and now a National Historic Landmark, the fire tower sits atop the tallest peak in southern … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Stratton Fire Tower Hike

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Venture Vermont: Fly Fishing Excursion

Imagine yourself escaping from city life to the long, winding rivers of southern Vermont. There’s something magical hearing nothing but the sounds of the flowing river, chirping birds, buzzing insects when all you’re used to hearing are car horns and ringing cell phones. In our journey to find the best outdoor activities in Southern Vermont, we knew fly fishing could not be ignored. Not far … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Fly Fishing Excursion