Stratton Mountain

Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Written by Greg and Heather Burke

Stratton has long been home to Swiss chalets and chic Bogner ski suits. Stratton is old world meets new, classic Vermont trail skiing served by high speed six pack chairs and a base to summit gondola, with new cabins installed in 2014-15.

Stratton’s grand Clock tower marks the Village Center, where an improved $8.5 million base lodge will debut for winter 2015-16, and frames your Stratton photos for posterity, with a hint of Vail or St Moritz. Alpine architecture throughout the ski village conjures an authentic European scene, but includes underground parking and heated pedestrian streets leading to boutiques, pubs like the Grizzly and Mulligan's, a Sushi Bar, Verde restaurant, and a spa to complete your luxury ski vacation in Vermont.

The best lodging at Stratton is within a short walk to the lifts, and the Intrawest designed ski village. Long Trail, Hearthstone, Rising Bear, and Founders are all condominium hotels that offer luxury lodging – if you request a penthouse suite with a slope view. Outdoor heated pools and hot tubs are a nice touch for après ski.

Stratton gets a Gold Medal for its snowmaking and grooming, a cruise down Black Bear, Tamarack, Standard and Polar Bear will give you the white carpet treatment. Most of Stratton’s black diamond terrain skis more like blue squares, easy on the ego. Stratton has recently added 125 acres of exciting glades to the map like Emerald and Shredwood Forest. Stratton is also easy on the eyes-with beautiful views of the Vermont hills and neighboring Mount Snow and Bromley – with its southern exposure.

Stratton was the birthplace of modern snowboarding – Jake Burton Carpenter tweaked his prototype Burton snowboard here and the rest is snowboard history. Stratton continues to build state of the art parks and pipes. After all, this is home to Olympic skiers and snowboarders like Kelly Clark and Ross Powers. It’s no coincidence that the US Open snowboarding championship was held at Stratton through 2012 and its 30th year before moving to Vail, Colorado in 2013.

Stratton is a dichotomy, cutting edge terrain parks and speedy lifts with an upper crust for swank skiers. Beautiful slope side mountain homes and a posh private ski club, The Stratton Mountain Club, are proof that people in the know come here for corduroy, camaraderie and fine cuisine. You don’t have to be a member to dine at Stratton Mountain Club’s exclusive on mountain restaurant Luna, but you do need reservations.

Stratton’s mascot is the bear, and as you stroll the pretty snowy village, you will find wood carved bears everywhere. Just a reminder that you are in the cozy, countryside state of Vermont - despite the proximity for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York skiers. Stratton is ideal for a luxury family ski vacation, excellent ski school and family programs, even a teen center called The Wreck, plus fine mountainside dining and nearby shopping at the Manchester Outlets for the sophisticated in your ski group.

Elevation

Base
1872 feet
Base
Summit
3875 feet
Summit
Vertical Drop
2003 feet
Vertical Drop

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
Gondola & Tram
High Speed Sixes
4
High Speed Sixes
Quad Chairs
3
Quad Chairs
Triple Chair
1
Triple Chair
Double Chair
1
Double Chair
Surface Lifts
2
Surface Lifts

Terrain

Beginner Runs
41 %
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
31 %
Intermediate Runs
Advanced Runs
17 %
Advanced Runs
Expert Runs
11 %
Expert Runs
Total Runs
97
Total Runs
Terrain Parks
4
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
3 miles
Longest Run
Skiable Terrain
670 acres
Skiable Terrain
Snowmaking Area
570 acres
Snowmaking Area

Opening and closing dates

Season Open Date Close Date
2017/2018 11/27/2017 (estimated) 04/11/2018 (estimated)
2016/2017 11/25/2016 04/10/2017
2015/2016 11/28/2015 04/10/2016
2014/2015 11/26/2014 04/12/2015

Lift ticket and season pass prices

Category Age restrictions Price (USD unless otherwise stated)
Adult 18 - 69 $209 2-Day Ticket
Child 6 & under $20 2-Day Ticket
Child 7 - 17 $138 2-Day Ticket
Senior 70 & over $138 2-Day Ticket
Season Pass
(Spirit Pass)
$1,049

Overall Rating

4.8 / 5 based on 9 reviews
Brandon Linke

If I’m snowboarding in New England, there’s no place I rather be. There’s so much to do. The waffles, the trails, the friendly staff and the village really make it all worth it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2017
Reed Thatcher from New York

If it didn't rain the day I went here it would have been the best snowboarding of my life. The mountain is huge for the east coast and all the trails I rode were very woodsy, remote feeling trails. The first run was great but then we got blasted with ice cold rain and the trails turned to slush and we left. I still look forward to going back, but on a pow day in February, not a rain day in March.

Posted on Oct 20, 2017
Mike from Connecticut

the only village ski resort on the east coast enables my kids to have freedom to walk to shops and restaurants that they don't have at home.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013
Claire-Amy from Pennsylvania

The first time I went to Stratton, I was greeted by a mountain ambassador who took my skis as I went up the stairs, welcomed me to Stratton and wished me a stellar day on the mountain. all of that and a smile too. It set the tome for the day and the entire trip. When I retire and move to the mountains, I want to make people feel good like that person did for me my first time at Stratton.

Posted on Mar 21, 2013
Josh from Pennsylvania

Stratton alwayshas the best snow conditions in Southern VT. Their terrain is great and always well groomed.

Posted on Jul 28, 2006
Shawn perovic

The resort offers many things for beginners to the more advanced riders. From the easy slopes all the way to the terrain park! Also worth noting that I ski and snowboard. I would label myself advanced at both.

Posted on Nov 11, 2017
David from Pennsylvania

Love to bomb the wide slope below the 6 man high speed gondola 1min 45 sec.

Posted on Sep 27, 2013
Josh from Pennsylvania

Stratton alwayshas the best snow conditions in Southern VT. Their terrain is great and always well groomed.

Posted on Mar 25, 2013
Suzanne from Connecticut

Stratton has a wide variety of terrain and great signs all over the mountain. Additionally, great snow conditions and village.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012