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.
Stratton did the village thing way before the village thing was cool, and today it’s still the defining element of the place. Gone is the fake Austrian theme, a product of its time. But it’s still a treat, after a day on the slopes, to get out of your ski boots and saunter among the shops and restaurants, perhaps trying to decide where to eat that night. Or dinner could be your own creation back at the condo. Stratton specializes in big, fancy ones, with fully equipped kitchens and full-size dining tables.
You won’t need your car. You can walk or take a quick shuttle everywhere. And best of all, by coming to Stratton, you’ve got extra time to relax and enjoy it all thanks to a location that’s relatively convenient for so many Tri-State-area skiers. And as for terrain, Stratton’s many long, swoopy, top-to-bottom cruisers can be counted on to scour off the big-city shell. — Joe Cutts
Resort Guide 2022—Stratton Mountain, Vt.
Stratton Mountain Stats
Stratton Mountain Pass
Stratton is on the Ikon Pass. Ikon Pass holders get unlimited access to the resort. Ikon Base pass holders get unlimited, blackout-restricted days.
From lodging and and dining to off-slope activities and local tips, here are the SKI editors’ picks for what to do in Stratton Mountain, Vt.
When it’s time to do your thing for the consumer economy, nearby Manchester’s famous outlet shops—including Orvis, of course—are there for you.
Not just day-trippers, but even some Stratton condo dwellers have been known to drive to Sun Bowl. Easy parking, great new lodge, mellow terrain drenched with morning light.
The party-hearty deck at the Grizzly, with its view of the base area and terrain park, makes all the other great après-ski decks of the East feel a little insecure.
Fire Tower for a Bacon Old Fashioned and the signature Ahi nachos.
Limber up on Sunriser Supertrail, then hop the quad and hit sun-soaked Shooting Star first thing.