Stratton Mountain, Vermont - Ski Mag

Stratton, Vermont

Manicured trails and fine dining combine with high quality terrain parks and tree skiing at this Vermont resort.
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Resort Guide 2018: East #15

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“Everything is as cozy as a pair of slippers—even the strangers are friendly! Excellent mountain food provided by friendly employees, but it’s not cheap.” - SKI Magazine Reader

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Folks really do love so much about Stratton: the pristine terrain, the excellent snowmaking, the peppy staff, and the easy southern-Vermont location. But they want more. “Lifts need major improvement” is a common complaint. And they may be getting it. Stratton is moving toward a new and improved lift in the spot readers want it most: Snow Bowl. While no dates are firm yet, it will be sooner rather than later. Overall, Stratton lovers adore the posh Austrian feel, the shiny new gondola, and the amazing snow surfaces even in rough times. But there is one thing they want less of: cost. “Buying a lift ticket should not require financing,” one reader says. “Lower the price, guys.”

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.



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