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Stratton – 10 FavoriteTrails and so much more

by Sandra

Q:  Top 10 things about Stratton in the winter.

A:  Polar Bear, Liftline, Suntanner, World CupMeadows, Sunriser Supertrail, Drifter,  Middlebrook, North American, Duck Soup. Wait, that’s just my 10 favorite trails for skiing and riding which is my  No. 1 favorite thing about Stratton in the winter.

Snowshoeing out to the firetower, climbing up and looking out clear across four states and mountain ranges.

Hot chocolate at Bentley’s too, sipping the rich delicious homemade cocoa while watchers skaters cross the pond.

A yoga class at the Living Room, a new space at the Inn at Stratton Mountain, either a morning stretch or afternoon class for skiers and riders.

The Hub in Stratton Village, it’s your connection to all there is to see and do at Stratton Mountain and throughout southern Vermont.  Book a tour, make a dinner reservation, get the insider recommendations.

Trying something new, maybe it’s dogsledding or snowmobiling or snowboarding.

Ducking into the glades filled with fresh snow. Stratton offers some of the best tree skiing in the East.

Burton. North Face. First Run and the Boot Lab. Stratton Village has everything you need to outfit any adventure.

Mid-mountain deck. Lunch with a Latin flair and the best seat for watching skiers and riders.

Skiing or snowboarding all day  then settling into to a cozy condominium in front of the fire. Stratton offers a wide range of accommodations all at the heart of the resort. You won’t need your car.

Q:  What should every first time visitor to Stratton know?

The Sun Bowl is a great place to start and end your day. You park  close to the snow and the full-service lodge offers tickets, rentals, good food and the Loft Bar.

Q:  Favorite après ski food and drink – what and where?

Grizzly’s, named a top après-spot by Outside magazine. Deck  offers sunny seating that looks out on Suntanner. Great menu but I ‘d have to choose the wood-fired pizza and Long Trail on tap.

Q:  For those who want to take a break from the slopes for the day and head off the mountain – what would you recommend?

Try Nordic skiing or snowshoeing, hit the pool at the Sports Center, take a yoga class at the Living Room or head down to Manchester for some of the best shopping anywhere.

Q:  Best part about living/working in VT?

The People. The Scenery. The Seasons.  Arts and Theatre. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, kayaking, where do I begin?

Q:  Anything new for Stratton this  winter?

Added another trail bringing the total to 95 and a new terrain park manager , Dave “Bubba” Snyder, who is getting rave reviews for the features especially those on Big Ben. Then there’s Bentley’s too in the Mill House for the best hot chocolate, cappuccino, deli sandwiches and salads. The Living Room and more year-round yoga and events with Wanderlust (a Top 10 Vermont summer event set for June 20-23, 2013). Plus a whole bunch of new winter events including the 24Hours of Stratton, a 24 hour skiing and snowboarding marathon with music and parties for teams, it’s a fund-raiser for the Stratton Foundation – you can enter your team now for the March 22-24 event at

Name and position of person answering question and how long you have worked at Stratton. Myra Foster, marketing,  at Stratton since 1991.

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