Mountain Stats: Summit Elevation: 3,875', Vertical Drop of 2,003’
670 acres of skiing, 11 Lifts, 97 Trails and 125 acres of glades
95% snowmaking, Since 1961
Stratton has long been home to Swiss chalets and chic Bogner ski suits. Stratton
is old world meets new, classic Vermont trail skiing served by high speed six
pack chairs and a base to summit gondola, with brand new cabins for 2014-15.
Stratton’s grand Clock tower marks the Village Center, where an improved
$8.5 million base lodge will debut for winter 2015-16, and frames your Stratton
photos for posterity, with a hint of Vail or St Moritz. Alpine architecture
throughout the ski village conjures an authentic European scene, but includes
underground parking and heated pedestrian streets leading to boutiques, pubs
like the Grizzly and Mulligan's, a Sushi Bar, Verde restaurant, and a spa to complete your luxury ski vacation in Vermont.
The best lodging at Stratton is within a short walk to the lifts, and the
Intrawest designed ski village. Long Trail, Hearthstone, Rising Bear and
Founders are all condominium hotels that offer luxury lodging –if you request a
penthouse suite with a slope view. Outdoor heated pools and hot tubs are a nice
touch for après ski.
Stratton gets a Gold Medal for its snowmaking and grooming, a cruise down Black
Bear, Tamarack, Standard and Polar Bear will give you the white carpet
treatment. Most of Stratton’s black diamond terrain skis more like blue squares,
easy on the ego. Stratton has recently added 125 acres of exciting glades to the map
like Emerald and Shredwood Forest. Stratton is also easy on the eyes-with beautiful views of
the Vermont hills and neighboring Mount Snow and Bromley – with its southern
Stratton was the birthplace of modern snowboarding – Jake Burton Carpenter
tweaked his prototype Burton snowboard here and the rest is
snowboard history. Stratton
continues to builds state of the art parks and pipes. After all, this is home to
Olympic skiers and snowboarders like Kelly Clark and Ross Powers. It’s no
coincidence that the US Open snowboarding
championship was held at Stratton through 2012 and its 30th year before
moving to Vail, Colorado in 2013.
Stratton is a dichotomy, cutting edge terrain parks and speedy lifts with an
upper crust for swank skiers. Beautiful slope side mountain homes and a posh
private ski club, The Stratton Mountain Club, are proof that people in the know
come here for corduroy, camaraderie and fine cuisine. You don’t have to be a
member to dine at Stratton Mountain Club’s exclusive on mountain restaurant
Luna., but you do need reservations. Or dine in Stratton Village at upscale
Verde, which makes our Top 10
Ski Resort Dining in the East list. So does Stratton's more gritty Grizzly
Bar with a view of the six pack lift and slopes.
Stratton’s mascot is the bear, and as you stroll the pretty snowy village, you
will find wood carved bears everywhere. Just a reminder that you are in the
cozy, countryside state of Vermont -despite the proximity for Massachusetts,
Connecticut, and New York skiers. Stratton is ideal for a luxury family ski
vacation, excellent ski school and family programs, even a teen center called
The Wreck, plus fine mountainside dining and nearby shopping at the Manchester
Outlets for the sophisticate in your ski group.