Stratton Mountain Resort
Rural Route 1, Box 145
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155-9406
Phone Number: (802) 297-4000
Reservations Number: 1- 800-STRATTON
Snow Report Number: (802) 297-4211
Resort Overview: Kids six and under ski free at Stratton, and the resort offers Family Ski Week, which includes five days of skiing and five nights midweek lodging (non-holiday) in a two-bedroom villa, lift tickets and KidsKamp for two children. KidsKamp programs are offered forchildren aged 6 weeks to 12 years. The programs are held in the Childcare Center in the base lodge. The resort offers the highest peak in southern Vermont, with more than half of its trails falling into the intermediate or upper intermediate range. In addition, the resort has the American Express -- New England's only high-speed six-passenger lift. A special note to parents of snowboarders: this resort is particularly snowboard friendly and is the home of the U.S. Open. It offers a special Snowboard School for those who want to improve their form. For more information, call 800-STRATTON
What's New This Year: The Ursa Project continues. Now in its second year, this broadened vision for Stratton is delineated in what has been dubbed “The Ursa Project,” named for Stratton’s beloved bear mascot. The long-term plan to upgrade facilities and levels of service will be guided always by the community of loyal guests and committed employees. “Our goal is to deliver an unrivaled experience,” said General Manager Graham Wood, “rather than concentrate our energies on attracting scores of one-time visitors.”
This summer’s $1 million investment in snowmaking adds another 120 HKD tower guns on trails including Upper Grizzly, North American, Black Bear, Yodeler, Suntanner and Bear Bottom and 91, a 9.5 acre trail that did not have snowmaking coverage. In addition, a new mid-mountain valve house increases efficiency and gives snowmakers greater flexibility to control operations based on prevailing temperature and humidity at both the base and summit (which can vary significantly). These new snowguns (50 of which replace older models) boost the arsenal of these energy efficient tower guns to 345 and the total fleet to nearly 800. With a 150-million gallon snowmaking water storage pond and efficient, low-emission, air compressors, Stratton snowmakers can cover a football field (approximately an acre) with a foot of snow in about 18 minutes. And the investment has paid off, particularly last winter when natural snowfall was at a 13-year low. “Early on when there was no natural snow to be seen, the skiing was phenomenal...,” wrote one skier. “I have been spoiled by Stratton’s excellent snowmaking and grooming.” Those compliments were echoed by hundreds of guests.
Continued investment in staff recruitment, training, and retention. “By creating a fun environment and by providing the tools to deliver outstanding service, Stratton sets the new standard in New England skiing,” said Wood.
The ultimate room with a view: The 3,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, penthouse of the new Long Trail House south is available for $1,000 to $3,000 per night. Guests will enjoy spectacular views, private elevator and an ideal set-up for unique corporate meetings. The Long Trail House south building also includes 67 studio, one and two-bedroom condominiums. The north building of the Long Trail House, with 75 studio, one, two and three-bedroom condominiums, opened for the 1999-2000 season. Together they represent the first phase of a Vermont mountain community that symbolizes a new standard in slopeside living and lodging. Amenities include heated underground parking, outdoor pool and hot tubs, sauna, concierge service and the expansive Hearth Room lounge with two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows (stunning mountain views) and grand stone fireplace. The clapboard design is inspired by Vermont’s historic “summit houses,” and based on the forms and details of New England vernacular architecture. “It is a simple and straightforward statement rooted in the traditions of the larger New England mountain hotels,” said Graham Gund, project architect.
Groundbreaking for the first 40 (of a total of 80) signature slopeside townhomes in the Sun Bowl. The April real estate launch generated more than $20 million in sales in just seven hours. The Solstice townhomes will be complete in February 2001.
More fun for teens: Indoor climbing wall, skatepark halfpipe and other features. Open until 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
New restaurants and shops in Stratton Mountain’s slopeside Village, which was created anew last season with heated pedestrian walkways, storefronts designed to reflect a contemporary Vermont look, extensive landscaping and stonework and welcoming gathering places along the way to and from the slopes.
Changes to enhance flow to the Ursa Express, Stratton’s second six-passenger lift, which was installed for 1999-2000. It replaced the Grizzly double chairlift and the North American fixed-grip quad. Ride time is only four minutes and 21 seconds, less than half the 10 +/- minutes it previously took to reach the top, giving skiers and riders speedy access to upper mountain cruisers, glades, mogul runs, terrain parks and classic winding trails like Polar Bear.
Base Elevation: 1,872
Vertical Drop: 2,003
Skiable Acres: 563
Average Annual Snowfall: 268"
Season: November 18th - mid April
Night Skiing: Yes
Ski-Only Areas: No
Snowboarding Offered: Yes
Snowboarding Trails: Yes; 90 trails
Terrain Parks: 4; 2 halfpipes
Cross Country Skiing Offered: Yes; 31 Trails
Lifts: 12 total; 2 Surface Lifts; 3 Double Chair; 1 Triple Chair; 4 Quad Chair; 1 Gondolas (seats 12); 1 High Speed 6.
Lift Capacity/Hr: 21,000
Lift Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Terrain: Beginner 35%; Intermediate 37%; Advanced 28%; Expert 0%
Longest Run: 3.0 Miles
Lift Ticket Prices: Adult 2 day (18-64) $99; 2-day Young Adult (13-17) $85; 2-day Junior (7-12) $65; Children 6 - under ski free.
Passes/Discounts Available: Yes; Express Card - ($99.00), up to 50% midweek savings.
Children's Lessons: KidsKamps are designed around two important elements-peace of mind for parents and fun for kids. The full-day programs are staffed by instructors who provide constant supervision during the two on-snow sessions and indoor lunch break. Seasonal enrollment entitles participants to a reduced daily midweek/non-holiday rate of $15 and a weekend/holiday rate of $20. LITTLE KIDSKAMP: Rates: $650/$750 - Ages 4-6, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.The perfect introduction to skiing and riding. This is where mountain friends are made. KIDSKAMP Rates: $650/$750 - Ages 7-12, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. An introductory program similar to Little KidsKamp only geared toward older children's skills and needs. $650/$750
Family Recreational Activities: Stratton has several activities for the whole family including: At the Adventure Center - Snowshoeing; snowboarding; snowblading and telemark skiing. Other activities include; iceskating; sleighrides; snowcat dinners and night halfpipe activities. Kids Rental Items: Babies Away (800) 446-9030
Lodging: LIFTLINE LODGE, Midweek $70 - $170, Weekend/Holiday $75 - $300 Lifts & Lodging $49 - $99 pp/pd, This traditional 77-room European-style lodge affords the closest full-service accommodations to Stratton's ski lifts, village shops and attractions. Friendly service, convenient parking and the best breakfast in Vermont at Cafe on the Corner and superb dining at Season's make the Liftline Lodge a favorite for all. STRATTON CONDOMINIUMS - Midweek $180 - $505, Weekend/Holiday $250 -705, Lifts & Lodging $69 - $109 pp/pd - Stay in the center of everything - yet feel like you've gotten away from it all! 1-4 bedroom accommodations include spacious rooms, cozy fireplaces, elegant furnishings, cable TV, fully appointed kitchen, even a washer & dryer. Lodging includes complimentary access to Stratton Sports Center. STRATTON MOUNTAIN INN - Midweek $89 - $119, Weekend/Holiday $89 - $329, Lifts & Lodging $59 - $69 pp/pd - This 125-room full-service hotel offers a variety of amenities to its guests, including room service, choice of two in-house restaurants, lounge, sauna, whirlpool and workout area. STRATTON VILLAGE LODGE, Midweek $89 - $149 Weekend/Holiday $89 - $399, Lifts & Lodging $69 - $89 pp/pd - Newly renovated, contemporary lodge with 91 rooms offering the closest accommodations to the mountian and walking access to Stratton's Village Square. All rooms are equipped with small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Please visit their website for other lodging options available.
Amenities: Stratton Village embodies everything you come to Vermont for, combining energy and serenity in a unique alpine setting. Including shops, fine restaurants, like La Pista - Italian grille, bar and music. And Mulberry Street - Pizza, pasta and for Mom and Dad, a martini & cigar bar. Go to Mulligan's - All-American menu featuring ribs, steak, seafood and light fare. Another option is: Partridge in a Pantry - Gourmet food shop and deli with fresh daily specials. Another quick stop is: Stratton Mountain Provisions - General store with a gourmet flair and deli, video rentals. (802) 297-9843
Transportation Available: The Stratton Shuttle is the simple, reliable way to get to and from the mountain each day. Rather than worry about finding a parking space and carrying your equipment between the garage and the lifts, the shuttle will pick you up on the Stratton Road and drop you right at the edge of Stratton Village. Check their website for routes and other information, once the ski season opens.
Awards: Ranked #15 out of 60 of the Top Resorts by Ski Magazine;Stratton Mountain earned the 2000 Silver Eagle Award for wildlife habitat protection and enhancement by The Skiing Company.