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Ski Experience – Stratton Mountain

Stratton Mountain has incredible numbers to back up its claim of being one of the best resorts in the East. Eleven chair lifts take visitors up to the mountain’s summit of 3,875 feet where riders can ski and board down the 2,003 feet of vertical terrain. Stratton Mountain provides nearly 97 different ski and snowboard trails, as well as over 30 kilometers of cross-country skiing. Stratton also boasts a surfeit of winter activities such as tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling, cross country and snowshoeing, mountain tours and an opportunity to race down through the gates at Suntanner.

Ski Levels

The mountain is spread out over 670 acres, making it one of the larger ski resorts in the East. The mountain’s trails are pretty evenly distributed between ability levels, 41% beginner, 31% intermediate and 28% for expert and advanced. And the mountain’s impressive ski and snowboard lessons help instruct skiers and boarders of all levels to become more comfortable with a wider range of terrain. There are also 4 terrain parks scattered throughout the mountain.

Après Ski

Stratton Mountain Resort is known as a higher-end luxury resort. The prices for lodging and lifts can be higher than average but there are still plenty of deals and discounts offered throughout the season, mid-week specials are particularly good. There are several options for luxury slope side lodging such as the Long Trail House Condominiums or the Inn at Stratton Mountain. For more affordable accommodation look to the nearby towns of Manchester, Weston, East Dorset, and Bondville for an array of comfortable hotels, cottages and vacation home rentals.

There are plenty of different options on the mountain for those seeking the best après-ski experience in the state. Grizzly’s is renowned for its incredible live entertainment, while Mulligan’s is famous for its more than 50 different kinds of beer available. Other popular bars include the Green Door Pub, and Snyder’s which provides a lively sports-bar type ambience. An extensive array of casual and fine dining can be found on and off the mountain, including a selection of regional and international cuisine. This resort is incredibly beautiful, incredibly luxurious, and a perfect location for a pampered, exhilarating ski and snowboard vacation. Get your deals and discounts to help you truly enjoy winter in Vermont!