Fires on the Mountains: Stratton Mountain, VT

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Stratton Mountain VT

Stratton Mountain In 1994, new owner Intrawest acquired an area that had a litany of problems, mainly concerning the pollution of local streams from snowmelt. The resort has proposed a number of solutions as part of an ambitious 12-year master plan that would add more ski lifts, ski trails, snowmaking and a base area village with up to 1,300 hotel and residential units plus 30,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. But last May, in a bid to stop the expansion, a local no-growth organization appealed a permit for Stratton to double the capacity of its sewage treatment plant, a necessary prerequisite for more real estate. A decision on the plan is expected shortly from the local district of the state Environmental Commission.

Vermont State Contact:
State of Vermont Environmental Board
National Life Records Building
Drawer 20, Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3201