Stratton Mountain Resort
Scene of Vermont’s first World Cup ski races. Birthplace of snowboarding.
Snowboard lovers know Stratton, which just celebrated its 60th anniversary in addition to a new solar energy partnership, as the place that started it all: The resort was the first to give snowboarders slope-access four decades ago. With the highest peak in Southern Vermont, Stratton gives skiers plenty of downhill action too (the vertical drop is over 2,000 feet)—over its 99 trails, 11 lifts, a summit gondola, and terrain suited to both novices and advanced skiers. This year, they have partnered with MOOver, a free public transit system in southern Vermont, to provide easier mountain access, and launched a new mobile app to order meals on the go, track runs, and meet friends on the mountain via real time ski tracking. Also accessible are groomed trails for riders to explore via fat bike rentals; the four-lane snow tubing park with firepits and a warming hut; and 5k lit trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at the Nordic Center.
Where to eat and drink: Stratton Mountain Area Dining
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