If you’re looking for the highest peak in the southern end of the state of Vermont, look no further than Stratton Mountain. It boasts a stunning summit elevation of 3875 ft and 92 fantastic ski and snowboarding trails with a 2003 ft vertical drop. The trails cater for all skiers and snowboarders from beginner to advanced, and you’ll find cosy lodgings, great facilities and plenty of snow.
Stratton Mountain Resort is located in the middle of Vermont’s snowbelt and it receives roughly 180 inches of snowfall each year. This natural abundance is combined with a 90% snow-making capability to ensure that the slopes always have the best coverage possible. The trails are groomed regularly and there are sixteen different lifts to cover the 92 different trails adequately. The trails are rated 42% beginner, 31% intermediate and 27% advanced.
The Stratton Nordic Centre maintains 35 km of cross-country trails as well as 50 km of back-country skiing area. Moonlight tours and instruction are also available at the center. Snowboarders will find six terrain parks, including a jib park, a super pipe and a half pipe. For those looking for something a little different, there is snow tubing, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, ice skating, indoor tennis, racquetball, swimming, massage and a number of fitness facilities.
When your thirst needs quenching or your appetite needs to be satisfied, you will find a variety of great grills, restaurants and bars available in the village. Bear Bottom Pub, Blue Moon Café, Café on the Corner, Luna, Mulligan’s, Tenderloins and Wired @ the Copper Cup are just a few examples of the restaurants and coffee shops that can be found here. You’ll also find the Village Square filled with charming little shops for an enjoyable afternoon of retail therapy.
In summer, the Stratton Mountain resort stays open and offers an array of entertaining attractions. These include tennis, golf, falconry, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, 4×4 trails, paintball, mountain biking and gondola tours.