Stratton is a classy place, long a destination for affluent metropolitan skiers who like the easy drive to its southern Vermont slopes. And as you’d expect at a place that feels a little like a country club on snow, Stratton’s trails are as immaculately groomed as any fairways. High-speed lifts and solid-blue cruisers, clean and spiffy lodges, a private slopeside clubhouse, a thriving race academy, and a base-area promenade lined with shops and fine restaurants seal the deal for the Westchester County families, many of whom have been loyal Stratton skiers for decades.
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DINNER RESERVATION Fire Tower for a Bacon Old Fashioned and the signature Ahi nachos.
MANDATORY RUN Limber up on Sunriser Supertrail, then hop the quad and hit sun-soaked Shooting Star first thing.
APRÈS SPOT Totally redone this past season, Grizzly’s is bigger and better with more live music.