Stratton Mountain Ski Vacation Guide

Stratton Mountain has incredible numbers to back up its claim of being one of the best resorts in the East. Eleven chair lifts take visitors up to the mountain’s summit of 3,875 feet where riders can ski and board down the 2,003 feet of vertical terrain. Stratton Mountain provides nearly 97 different ski and snowboard trails, as well as over 30 kilometers of cross-country skiing. Stratton also boasts a surfeit of winter activities such as tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling, cross country and snowshoeing, mountain tours and an opportunity to race down through the gates at Suntanner.

Ski Levels

The mountain is spread out over 670 acres, making it one of the larger ski resorts in the East. The mountain’s trails are pretty evenly distributed between ability levels, 41% beginner, 31% intermediate and 28% for expert and advanced. And the mountain’s impressive ski and snowboard lessons help instruct skiers and boarders of all levels to become more comfortable with a wider range of terrain. There are also 4 terrain parks scattered throughout the mountain.

Après Ski

Stratton Mountain Resort is known as a higher-end luxury resort. The prices for lodging and lifts can be higher than average but there are still plenty of deals and discounts offered throughout the season, mid-week specials are particularly good. There are several options for luxury slope side lodging such as the Long Trail House Condominiums or the Inn at Stratton Mountain. For more affordable accommodation look to the nearby towns of Manchester, Weston, East Dorset, and Bondville for an array of comfortable hotels, cottages and vacation home rentals.

There are plenty of different options on the mountain for those seeking the best après-ski experience in the state. Grizzly’s is renowned for its incredible live entertainment, while Mulligan’s is famous for its more than 50 different kinds of beer available. Other popular bars include the Green Door Pub, and Snyder’s which provides a lively sports-bar type ambience. An extensive array of casual and fine dining can be found on and off the mountain, including a selection of regional and international cuisine. This resort is incredibly beautiful, incredibly luxurious, and a perfect location for a pampered, exhilarating ski and snowboard vacation. Get your deals and discounts to help you truly enjoy winter in Vermont!

Stratton Mountain Snowboard Vacation Guide

Rider’s Guide

Stratton Mountain is a beast of a mountain, providing snowboarders with one of the largest snow-covered resorts in the East. With 670 acres of land, Stratton Mountain provides a wealth of different runs and trails. There are 97 trails in all for snowboarders of all ability levels, 41% beginner, 31% intermediate, and 28% for expert and advanced skiers and boarders. Eleven lifts and 2,003 feet of vertical guarantee a wild time for all levels of snowboarder.

Parks and Pipes

With 670 acres of snow-covered land, Stratton Mountain has the space to implement a number of terrain parks. Stratton’s Progression Park was designed for the beginner to learn ropes and tricks. Tyrolienne Small Park has small terrain features that help freestyle riders and skiers develop their skills before heading to the bigger parks. Stratton also has a largely intermediate park, Suntanner that features intermediate terrain and a slopestyle course. The East Byrnside features a wicked top to bottom boardercross park designed by the Parks Crew and Olympic Medalists.

Out of Bounds

Stratton Mountain’s large village like resort is well-equipped to provide guests with a host of activities including, ice skating, tubing, sleigh rides, nighttime snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and much more. In the village there is also tons of shopping, an indoor fitness center, and a full service spa.

Hangout & Hookup

Stratton Mountain parties as hard as it rides. Head to Grizzly’s for the best live music or the Green Door Pub for pool, foosball and video games. Mulligan’s is a beer-lovers paradise offering an impressive selection of international and local brews.

The Deal

Only 90 minutes from Albany, NY and 3 hours from Boston, MA, Stratton Mountain is easy to get to. Stratton’s convenient location in Southern Vermont is directly accessible from many major interstates.