5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton Mountain , VT (Driving Directions to Stratton)
Last Updated: 11/24/2015 9:01 PM

Stratton Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 39 Beginner
  • 31 Intermediate
  • 24 Advanced
Stratton offers big mountain skiing and riding from the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak with 620 acres, 95 trails, 100+ acres of glades, five terrain parks and 11 lifts including the summit gondola and four high-speed six passenger chairs. With a vertical drop of 2,003 feet, Stratton offers a blend of terrain from narrow and steep to ... wide-open cruisers all on snow so good it is guaranteed.

Skiers and riders can start their day at the main base area (with the gondola, high-speed six person chair and the learning area lifts and magic carpet) or at the Sun Bowl which offers slopeside parking, full-service base lodge and access to all mountain terrain via a high-speed six passenger chairlift. Stratton terrain is a blend of 41 percent novice, 33 percent intermediate and 26 percent advanced.

Check out the slopeside Village lined with shops and restaurants or Grizzly’s bar at the base with live music, great food and drink specials. Stratton is a no-car needed resort with a range of accommodations to suit every style and budget.
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Stratton Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Stratton Operations


Plan to Open 11/28

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 11

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 97

Weekend Hours


Stratton Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,872 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,003 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

3,875 ft

Stratton Ski Pictures and Photos

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Stratton Reviews & Tips (89)

Stratton is my favorite Southern Vermont ski area and my trip on March 20, 2015 did not disappoint me. Some nice changes to the Sun Bowl lodge since my last visit are welcome changes. I always go to the Sun Bowl lodge because it is less crowded than the main base lodge. The grooming was excellent and friendly mountain employees made me feel like my visit was appreciated. I like the quality and variety of the trails offered and I find it easy to navigate your way around the mountain. The mountain was not crowded and I enjoyed a wonderful day of skiing with a reasonably priced ticket purchased through Liftopia!
Stratton review written Mar 28 2015 - 12:34 PM
Donna Intermediate Skier
Had an enjoyable day at Stratton with my kids and their friends, 03/18/15. We found decent conditions on the groomers in spite of the inevitable ice from late season freeze/thaw cycle. Grooming compares favorably to neighboring areas skied this week, especially Mt Snow. Get into the woods if you dare, they are beautiful. West Pilot Glade is a great place to start. We'll be back.
Stratton review written Mar 21 2015 - 08:12 AM
Wayne Advanced Skier
I started skiing at Stratton in the late 60's on family vacations. That continued pretty much exclusively through the early 90's. After a 23 year hiatus to ski other areas, I took my daughter to Stratton over her winter break the last two years. There have been some changes for the better, in particular snow making and grooming. This year Stratton finally replaced the awful 12 person stand-up gondola with an 8 person sit-down gondola (though it is very tight for 8 people since the doors protrude into the cabin). Most of the old chairlifts have been replaced with high speed detachable 6 person chairs. This is a mixed bag, since none of the 6 person chairs have foot rests. While some people may not care, those of us with heavy skis really miss the foot rests! There were high winds this week, and the gondola didn't run at all on Wednesday and I had to cut my day short because my legs and knees never had a break on the ride up. If you prefer chairlifts with foot rests, then don't ski Stratton. I won't be back unless this changes. When you ski during the week, Stratton does not run the old 4 person snow bowl chair lift. This is a nuisance for advanced skiers, since you must ski boring flat trails back down to the bottom. When the gondola is not running, you must take one chair to the mid-mountain and ski down to a second chair to the summit. Stratton really should run the snow bowl lift on weekdays, especially if the gondola is closed due to high winds. When you ski during the week, Stratton does not run the old 4 person snow bowl chair lift. This is a nuisance for advanced skiers, since you must ski boring flat trails back down to the bottom. When the gondola is not running, you must take one chair to the mid-mountain and ski down to a second chair to the summit. Stratton really should run the snow bowl lift on weekdays, especially if the gondola is closed due to high winds. There is a lot of grade inflation with trail ratings. Many of the single blacks would be blue at other areas, and most of the double blacks are at most single blacks. That said, there are a lot of great cruising runs at Stratton, since they remove the moguls from most trails. The trail count is very inflated (though many other areas do this). Years ago a trail had a single name, or at most an upper and lower half. Now each little section has a different name. On the plus side, multi-day week day lift tickets are a good deal, especially on Liftopia.
Stratton review written Mar 12 2015 - 10:09 PM
David S Advanced Skier
The Shredwood Forest after a few inches of fresh powder is awesome if you're an expert!
Stratton review written Mar 04 2015 - 02:43 PM
Jon Advanced Skier
Excellent conditions and grooming. Friendly, helpful staff. Gondola closed due to the wind, but no refund or rain check offered. Village restaurants and the one small village market are outrageously overpriced. Pack lunch!
Stratton review written Mar 04 2015 - 02:16 PM
Tony Advanced Skier
Check your dates upon receiving your tickets purchased on line from Liftopia. Ticket window misprinted dates, leaving us one day short. Hit the lifts on final day, and were turned away, and sent to the ticket window to "resolve". The employee at the counter implied they couldn't help, because I bought through a "wholesaler", and I must have entered the dates wrong, so it was my fault. I assured the employee that I was correct, and if I had to go all the way back to my room to get the receipt, I would be irate. They buckled and gave in, but it seems with all the scanning they do it would be easy to tell that 1. The tickets were printed at 10pm on the day they misprinted and 2 they were never scanned at the lift that day. C'mon Stratton, you are better than that.... Otherwise, it was a great COLD time!
Stratton review written Feb 14 2015 - 07:41 AM
Alan Advanced Skier
Horrible trip. It was incredibly crowded - which is to be expected when we've had so much beautiful snow. The problem was the lifts were awful. The lines were so long without enough guidance for the crowd to move smoothly. I waited in line 45-50 minutes - that's a long time!!!!! Finally gave up. What a waste of money. It left such a bad taste in my mouth.
Stratton review written Feb 10 2015 - 04:35 PM
Penny Advanced Skier
Have been to Stratton 3 times in the past 6 years. Once it was -20 wind chill, the second it was near whiteout conditions, this third time was the charm. Skied the whole mountain. It was a Monday and not many people there at all. Crews did a good job grooming, but certainly had its share of east coast ice. No real line at the gondola but wished it moved a little quicker.
Stratton review written Jan 28 2015 - 10:48 PM
Paul Intermediate Skier
Great ski resort, however horrible experience with the kids snow school. We signed up our 7year-old daughter to the Kids school for a weekend of snowboarding lessons. The sessions were supposed to start at 9:30am and last until 3pm. The cost for both days were $448 and that's more then the average in other resorts nearby. Once we arrived at the main lodge, we were informed that we had to wait on line to get her ski lifts that we had purchased way in advance and wait for our turn. Then we were told we had to go to the rental building (in the opposite side of the kids school area), and wait in line for her rental equipment. By the time we were done running around like crazy people and got her to the kids school building it was 9:53am. Upon our arrival we were informed that she could NOT join the lesson because she was late. We asked to speak with the manager and were quickly disregarded. We were told that they would NOT have her join the group lesson because other kids would feel 'disrupted' as they had started the lesson at 9:30am. We were also told they would not refund us for the am session we missed on Saturday morning. There were no comprises what so ever. They are extremely disorganized and I would not bring my child to take lessons there ever again.
Stratton review written Jan 26 2015 - 10:07 AM
Melissa G Intermediate Skier
Definitely use Liftopia to buy your lift ticket, such a better deal. Checking in at the mountain was easy. Staff was very helpful. The Stratton Village was great, the store First Run was very helpful in helping me replace a part for my pole at a very reasonble price. You do need to keep an eye out for unsupervised children.
Stratton review written Jan 18 2015 - 06:07 AM
Walt Advanced Skier
Hello! a group of friend from Ny are going to Stratton this coming weekend, one of us is a beginner and SHE CANT FIND LESSONS AVAILABLE, EVERYTHING IS SOLD OUT! any of you has the contact of a ski teacher?? TKS!!! email be to
Stratton review written Jan 15 2015 - 03:27 PM
bea Advanced Skier
I'm a former racer, very dedicated skier, and I came to Stratton with 15 other adults who like to ski and have a good time. I didn't like the vibe of Stratton. It seemed very corporate and more geared to selling condos and catering to families with spoiled kids. My first morning in the base lodge, when i went to put my boot bag under a table, I was accosted by what the locals refer to as a "Bag Nazi" with a Stratton badge, who told me I couldn't leave my bag under a table... I had to check it. "We don't like the clutter." Really? I've been skiing for 40+ years, never heard that. My wife and friends took a lesson, and the instructor got nasty when he wanted to take them on a black slope, because there was a 12 year old girl who skiied black, when they had signed up for a blue lesson. He relented but was not nice. The Hearthstone condo was amuck with kids taking over the hot tub and racing in and out of the sauna, rendering it useless. The Gondola was so crowded it wasn't worth taking, so I had to take 2 lifts to the top, and then just ski the upper half, so as not to brave the long lines at the base. We had fun skiing and hanging out with each other, but I think we would have had a better experience at Killington.
Stratton review written Jan 05 2015 - 07:27 PM
Gary Krauss Advanced Skier
If conditions are going to be questionable when booking a trip to Stratton, please keep in mind that the Liftopia tickets may not include the 'snow guarantee' that you'd get if you bought your tickets directly from Stratton. If you buy from the mountain, you can ski one hour, and if the conditions are NG, go to the ticket windown and they will give you a voucher for any other day of the current season - this way you can come back when conditions are better. My Liftopia tickets (for 1/2 and 1/3/15) did not include the snow guarantee, so I had to use them on the specified day. Of course, the Liftopia price was better than Stratton's price. BTW - this is a truly excellent mountain, with first class amenities (including great and unique food at the lodges and a nice village), lifts, snowmaking, grooming and services. The layout is really good as well. Only negatives are driven by size and locale of mountain (some people want bigger mountains and more challenging terrain, for which you'd have to go further North)
Stratton review written Jan 05 2015 - 07:12 AM
Jean-Pierre Advanced Skier
Like many mountains, don't believe the trail report. They NEVER tell you about all the ice and thin cover which is what I found after traveling 200+ miles to ski there. I really like the mountain when they have plenty of snow but the rain took out a lot of their snow. They should be honest about it and they would see me come even more. The gondola was nicer but t was very crowded and does not move any faster than before.Another plus was the building at the top of the gondola which shielded you from the brutal winds at the top which you are now protected from with the new building at the top.They should replace the double at Tamarak as it is way too slow even for beginners.
Stratton review written Jan 04 2015 - 02:29 PM
Mark Intermediate Skier
The new Stratton gondola cars for the (14-15) season are great!! More comfortable, quiet with more room than the old ones. However there was a problem with the ski and board holders on the outside of the gondola. We had to take our equipment inside the car. Hopefully that issue will be corrected soon. Went early season December midweek with a good deal on a 1 day Liftopia ticket! There were 40 trails open, conditions were fair to good and no lift lines.
Stratton review written Dec 05 2014 - 07:43 AM
Jack Advanced Skier
Just went to Stratton last weekend with my boyfriend to get one last weekend in before the end of the season. We heard a lot of great things about Stratton and found a great deal on Liftopia and for our room. We absolutely loved the village, and our hotel (Long Trail House) and the restaurants were great. The main lodge was everything you'd need and very clean! Lift lines weren't long at all so it was easy for us to get in a lot of runs. It was spring ski conditions...little soft but no ice. The only thing I wish was different was the difficulty of the mountain. It's not very challenging at all. I consider myself to be a solid blue skier (I like to cruise, not go too fast) but my boyfriend is an expert skier and was slightly bored with the trails. We skied diamonds and double diamonds all day, and for the 20+ years I've been skiing I have never considered a double diamond. Other than that, it's wonderful and looks like a great family mountain. I think we'll be back!
Stratton review written Mar 31 2014 - 02:15 PM
Kara Intermediate Skier
I leasrned Stratton had a great deal of variety and that the trails are laid out in a good pattern.
Stratton review written Mar 31 2014 - 08:10 AM
Don Advanced Skier
Snow quality on Thursday, March 27 was better than most mid winter days, perfect corduroy, fast and firm, great for carving and cruising. Lifts were walk-on, no lift lines and the staff I encountered were helpful and efficient, including at the lift ticket window where I turned in my LIftopia coupon to get lifttickets for the day. I'm a regular at Stratton for mid week fun. Black diamonds aren't extreme, but they'll get you moving and let you show off your carving skills. Best snow, terrain, lifts and scenery within 3 hours of southern CT.
Stratton review written Mar 30 2014 - 06:37 AM
John D from CT Advanced Skier
Love Stratton! Been there plenty of times. Never disappoints. The snow, the grooming and the people are great. Best combo is Liftopia and a stay at The Olympia Lodge in Manchester Center, VT. Sal and Trish are great. Never eat at Gringo Jacks in Manchester.
Stratton review written Mar 18 2014 - 04:33 PM
Jeff B Advanced Skier
Great deal from Liftopia for 2 day lift tickets. Skied Mon and Tues no lift lines. This place is groom city. Everything is so well maintained. The staff is so helpful with answers to your questions.Will be going back again. Thank you Stratton!!!!
Stratton review written Mar 06 2014 - 01:19 PM
Dana G Intermediate Skier
Park at Sun bowl. Easy lifts right to the top of the mountain. Great conditions on Wednesdsay, Thursday (2/20) had the bonus of beautiful blue skis and great grooming. Liftopia, although it went up from last year, still saved me about 60 bucks for 2 days.
Stratton review written Feb 21 2014 - 02:11 PM
Anthony A Advanced Skier
Ski School for younger children has really gone down (hill) :-) from last year. They were very unorganized, staff clueless, not the quality it used to be.
Stratton review written Feb 18 2014 - 01:13 PM
Aldo Advanced Skier
I always have difficulty finding something to eat from a ski lodge cafeteria. I usually go with soup. This week's soup were not that appetizing so I went with the chilli. It was OK, but a tiny portion, but not a tiny price. The next day I tried the Thai noodles and vegetables in green curry broth, finished with customized additions - Thai chillies, scallions, cilantro and lime. It was excellent! Also, about four times the size of the tiny soup cup, almost too much, but really just what the doctor ordered with temps -4 to 15. There are three choices of broth. If you are looking for something hot and healthy, not fried or lifeless, you may find this of possible interest. It exceeded my expectations, which has never happened in a lodge cafeteria. Otherwise, Stratton is an OK mountain, well groomed, nice slopes, skiers and staff, but I did not like the layout of getting onto and off of the lifts - too much poling. I prefer to go slightly down hill to get on and off lifts, and down hill when you get off to go to a variety of trails, not level or up hill. I skied Mt. Snow two weeks ago, and while it did not have the variety of Stratton, it did not have this on/off lift problem. Also, the gondola is uncomfortable, sitting on a ledge.
Stratton review written Feb 13 2014 - 04:41 PM
markhughw Intermediate Skier
Though not the most challenging mountain, it is beautifully maintained and has a great vibe. I agree with others that the black diamonds are more like intermediate trails but you can find challenging slopes if you look...they are hidden a bit (as are the terrain parks and half pipe). Had unbelievable conditions on 2/9-2/11. "Out West" skiing on the East Coast!!!! Beautiful!! Had the mountain practically to ourselves. Do yourself a favor and go to Mulligans for Prime Rib (Sundays), Stuffed Lobster (Mon and Tues but go early) or their incredible pistachio crusted salmon on a coconut rice cake. Great Pub with plenty of televisions to watch the Olympics. Also consider joining in a yoga class in the new "Living Room." Great way to stretch out after a day on the slopes of Stratton. Excellent mountain for seniors, families, and intermediate or beginner skiers but Advanced Skiier can have a lot of fun too!
Stratton review written Feb 13 2014 - 07:31 AM
Patty Picardi Advanced Skier
Lucky us got a pow day! Lots of fun, especially in the trees. Only "negative" is the map is full of Black but the trails are more like MOUNT SNOW Blues -- not even Rocky Mountain's Blues. Plus is the charming, walk everywhere town. Thanks Liftopia for making the trip something this Mount Snow season pass holder would consider.
Stratton review written Feb 12 2014 - 04:10 PM
Julie Advanced Skier
Went to Stratton for a boarder cross comp and So VT series did an awesome job. Only trouble was that Stratton is no bueno -- suffering from an inferiority complex by trying to be a western resort when clearly it is not. Lots of attitude, a totally bogus "bag" policy, and super-agro ski patrol who can't deal with riders and skiers who go fast under total control. Never again! Take me to The River!
Stratton review written Feb 10 2014 - 02:22 PM
Billy Advanced Snowboarder
Make sure to check out all the gladed terrain, it's added a whole new level of challenge and fun to Stratton! Especially "Test Pilot", "Moon Dance" and "Shreadwood Forest", lot's of great lines through the trees. Enjoy!
Stratton review written Feb 09 2014 - 02:57 PM
davey b. Advanced Skier
Don't go on a Saturday. Too crowded and many of the teenagers are out of control on the slopes, especially the Snowboarders. If you do go on a Saturday, stick to the Sun Bowl area where it's less crowded. The Sun Bowl and Snow Bowl areas are a misnomer. There aren't any bowls!!
Stratton review written Jan 27 2014 - 07:11 AM
Johnny Intermediate Skier
Had a great day at a great price! Each trail I took was like my own personal trail. Conditions were good, weather a little negative in the afternoon but totally worth the trip can't wait to go again!
Stratton review written Jan 26 2014 - 07:47 AM
Pieter N van Cort Beginner Skier
Got a great deal- 3 day pass for $35 a day, can't beat that, except mother nature didn't comply, and rained (downpour) and fogged on the 3rd day. Stratton is fun, friendly staff, friendly chair lift peeps and restaurants. BEWARE!!! ***** don't get in the way of an expert type skier, they will curse at you and wave their ski poles in your face as they blow by you on the intermediate runs where all the ski schools are. yea really cool dude, you know who you are, if you're so good, why are you barreling down the blue and screaming at everyone? disaster waiting to happen. apart from that, fun times, great atmosphere.. however don't go to the bar in the basement of mulligans unless you're looking for the garage bar experience with a ton of burly dudes milling around. Don't ask the door guy why he bent your id.. he doesn't smile when he sees NY state Id's...
Stratton review written Jan 13 2014 - 01:08 PM
LBT Intermediate Snowboarder
My daughter is a new skier and was very anxious. She took a 1 hour private lesson and did great and had a blast the rest of the day. Well worth the money!
Stratton review written Jan 07 2014 - 02:27 PM
Leslie Intermediate Skier
If you want to stay on sight, do a lot of research. Prices vary greatly with very little difference in distance to the slopes. The mountain definitely caters to season pass holders as they can pay an additional fee and get on a much quicker lift line as we non-regulars wait on very long lift lines. Try all the trails before complaining that the whole mountain is well groomed and intermediate. I found upper lift line to be awesome and half of standard had great moguls too! Do not buy from their shops...prices are outrageous. ..but fun for browsing. Pretty village area, very nice staff everywhere we went. Some rude entitled clientele I could do without...but with some of the luxury accommodations, we anticipated that. Ski patrol could do a better job slowing down the out of control skiers flying down the trails...but with so many trails so groomed, why not fly down?
Stratton review written Jan 07 2014 - 07:05 AM
Kristin Scott Advanced Skier
W/Liftopia no ticket sales lines to stand in. New gondolas coming next year.
Stratton review written Jan 04 2014 - 06:13 AM
RA Advanced Skier
Got a good deal through Liftopia, but this is definitely the last time we'll ski at Stratton. My wife had a good time here a few years ago and wanted to go back. I've never been a huge fan of the place - I find the trails to be kind of boring and flat and while the snow conditions were truly excellent (and it wasn't terribly crowded), those conditions were largely wasted on out of control skiers and snowboarders who pose a huge danger to those around them. I have never seen a mountain with so much bad skiing. Warren Miller would have loved filming them back in the day! My big problem isn't with the mountain itself, but it's with the self-important clientele: Kids cutting you off in the lift line, while their parents chat on cell phones and ignore their lousy behavior, then follow them, pushing their way to the front. People throwing trash on the snow instead of in trash cans. My wife's ski poles being stolen from the rack on Christmas day (I haven't had anything stolen in 30 years of skiing). Gapers barreling down the mountain in full snowplow and vertical tuck, with no ability to stop quickly. Almost getting knocked into the trees by one of these people when I was stopped in plain sight. People spreading out all their crap in the hallway when there are benches and tables nearby, causing everyone else to have to wait. The guy at the gas station down the road who squeezed his SUV into the space in front of the air pump I needed to use, taking it as his own front-row parking space. I could go on... The staff at the mountain were all very nice. Our ski rack lock was frozen and one of the parking attendants had someone there within 5 minutes with some de-icer. The lifties were all nice, and the ticket people were friendly. Our waitress in the bar was great. This place is probably fine if you're just learning how to ski or have people with you who aren't skiing. But if you actually want to ski without risk of death by someone who doesn't know what they're doing, or if you care enough about the outdoors that it bugs you when people toss their crap off of lifts or to the side of the trail when they're done, steer clear of Stratton. Mount Snow (on weekdays), Bromley, and Magic Mountain are all way better and much more authentic Southern Vermont skiing experiences.
Stratton review written Dec 27 2013 - 03:29 PM
Perry Advanced Skier
Great 2 day Liftopia deal for Stratton. Went 12/24-12/25 and had no lines, but most impressed with the mountain. Kudos to the Stratton team, as they have done an excellent job with botj snowmaking and grooming, was very impressed and will return again. The whole family had a great time and a lot of terrain was open. Terrific conditions, would never know it rained the day before we arrived. Stayed at Black Bear lodge which was basic but very comfortable, and convenient to the lifts - short walk or very convenient shuttle that ran non-stop. Had a nice dinner at Bentley's at Black Bear lodge also. Haven't been to Stratton in many years but had such a good experience overall, will return again soon.
Stratton review written Dec 26 2013 - 03:48 PM
HollyO Advanced Skier
Very good deal on Liftopia. 2 day pass for me was less than 100. Stratton is a terrific mountain. well groomed. very good variety.lots of patrol on the mtn. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful without a bad attitude. Stayed at Black bear lodge which is updated, but still sparse and bare bones, but very comfortable. had an issue when I checked into room, but was given a new room quickly and given quite a nice cash voucher for a small inconvenience. Terrific place for kids. Mine absolutely loved it! will definitely go back using Liftopia
Stratton review written Dec 23 2013 - 07:17 AM
Gary Intermediate Skier
Fought some bad driving on Tues. PM 12/1713. Had 2 fantastic days at Stratton. Solid Int/Adv. Ski Mount. with 2000 vertical feet to play with. Skip anything green. Stick with blues and diamonds. Double D's are fun if conditions hold. Work the sun and wind from left to right looking up from the base. Black Bear Inn (former Stratton Inn) great place to stay. Very good breakfast! If staying at Lift line (ski dorm quality only there) buy breakfast at Black bear desk, well worth it. Gondola OK from time to time. Stick with Ursa lift. Rather be skiing at Stratton then Snow or Killington. Sorry you guys. 26,000 Vt. Ft. first day, 31,000+ second day, and my wife still loves me! She stayed home. Life is good!
Stratton review written Dec 20 2013 - 09:10 PM
RCP Advanced Skier
Skiied on 12/18/13. Tons of trails open and nice facilities. Nice staff, but lots of rude people on the slopes. VERY flat mountain, watch out for the Greens unless you want to x-country ski most of the day
Stratton review written Dec 20 2013 - 02:12 PM
Josh Advanced Skier
Day started a bit slow with very high winds and all lifts closed. However after amex lift got opened we rushed to ursa and didn't return to base for hours. All black diamonds were just amazing. American , polar bear and standard I couldn't ask for more.
Stratton review written Apr 09 2013 - 06:57 PM
marek Intermediate Snowboarder
Great Spring skiing excellent coverage, kudos to the grooming crew. Unfortunately, no place to eat or drink on upper mountain this past weekend. Gondola is a great fast ride to top, no lines this spring or last. This is a great intermediate mountain.
Stratton review written Apr 09 2013 - 02:46 PM
Bob Advanced Skier
Nice mid level mountain. Great amenities and staff. For spring conditions pretty good. All groomed and hard.
Stratton review written Apr 09 2013 - 07:35 AM
TPK Advanced Skier
Spring riding at Stratton is amazing, if your a snow snob just don't go up. Also if you are up for pond skimming during the last weekend its open; make sure you register early it closes fast. I try to register for the pond skim and they closed it on me..darn.
Stratton review written Apr 08 2013 - 02:52 PM
Robert Advanced Snowboarder
Wednesday, April 3rd conditions were awesome! All trails open, deep base, firm but smooth groomed surface, some moguls too. The lift ticket discount was a terrific deal and we got more than our money's worth. Ursa chair is best for advanced skiers, don't bother going all the way to the base for the gondola if you're looking to maximize your vertical feet for the day. The American Express chair and trails are great for lower intermediates, kids who are learning. If you're able to go there this weekend, you're in for quite a treat. See you next season!
Stratton review written Apr 05 2013 - 02:13 PM
Skierguy183 Advanced Skier
We hit Stratton after two days at Okemo. We skied on the Friday before Easter which was pretty much a holiday. We were concerned about the crowds when we arrived but we soon forgot about them after the first run. The conditions were awesome! Most of the mountain was beautifully groomed from top to bottom. Terrific last day on the slopes for the season!
Stratton review written Mar 31 2013 - 07:28 PM
Laura D Advanced Skier
Careful there bunch of scumbags at the area dropped my wallet for a matter of two minutes then it was gone checked lost and found and every where else bunch of losers in the whole New England area long story short watch your back.
Stratton review written Mar 31 2013 - 05:21 PM
Alex Advanced Skier
Didn't have a chance to look anything up before going, should have. It took us longer to get to the right parking area as it did to drive there from Chester, VT where we were staying. Take Shelly's advise and drive past lot 1 & 2 to the sun bowl, otherwise you are paying $35 for Valet or trying to figure how much stuff to carry with you on the shuttle. Slopes were in good shape and relatively easy to get around with fast lifts. Groomers galore and lots of people even for a late season Sunday. Don't think I would go back as this is not my preferred type of resort, had much better ski experience at Mad River and Magic the two previous days. In my opinion, a better VT experience at these two than Stratton.
Stratton review written Mar 26 2013 - 02:19 PM
Pete Advanced Skier
The locals told us we hit the best weather conditions in 2 years. Stratton was not a disappointment. I would stay away from the Red Fox Inn. The "$5 burger night" turned into a $143.90 bill for our group of 7. Buyer beware!
Stratton review written Mar 25 2013 - 09:45 AM
Roger Twito Advanced Skier
Park at Sunbowl..... easier all around.
Stratton review written Mar 23 2013 - 02:47 PM
Shelley Intermediate Skier
Park at Sunbowl..... easier all around.
Stratton review written Mar 23 2013 - 02:46 PM
Shelley Intermediate Skier
I have skied Stratton many times, always love it, always a great experience. While planning this trip, lodging and tickets for 3 days and 3 nights from the mountain were way over budget for an "end of the season" trip. But with Liftopia and staying off the mountain at the Olympia Lodge in Manchester, for myself, wife and two kids (12 & 8) came in under $800.00. Sal & Trish at the Olympia are great, felt like home and only 15 - 20 minutes from the mountain using the secret short cut.
Stratton review written Mar 12 2013 - 04:38 PM
Jeff B. Advanced Skier
I had a great time. I went 4 Mar 13 (mid-week) and was really happy with my experience. Originally we were only going to ride at Stratton for a day and then try a different mountain but we had such a good time we came back. We did mostly blue runs with some blacks and greens mixed in. The trails were well covered, there was a little ice the first day and the second day there was mostly powder. We will def go back again.
Stratton review written Mar 10 2013 - 11:30 AM
Jessica K Intermediate Snowboarder
Stratton was great.. always a good time.
Stratton review written Mar 05 2013 - 02:08 PM
Doan Advanced Skier
I love skiing at Stratton. The Black Bear trail was great. It was long yet challenging. Will return for sure!
Stratton review written Mar 04 2013 - 02:18 PM
Sarah Y Intermediate Skier
Hit this place during the week as it transforms into a tourist nightmare on Saturday. Had some awesome riding during the week. Trails were empty, conditions were great and no lines. Everyone was really mellow and friendly. Then on Saturday it turns into a tourist trap. Large lines, too many people and the the rudeness arrives.
Stratton review written Mar 04 2013 - 05:12 AM
JoeB Advanced Skier
The deal was great. The mountain is way oversold!!!! The runs are great but could have few more lifts to the top from the base. Ski off Sun Bowl less crowded or parking lot 2. Parking lot 1 they transport you standing up in an open air truck. Quite chilly. I bet during mod week on school vacation would be awesome!!
Stratton review written Mar 01 2013 - 02:53 PM
Skier Intermediate Skier
Many thanks to Liftopia! Great deal @ Stratton, and a great weekend for a great price :) Few tips: 1) If you want more than basic skis, rent from Equipe - they're right in the base lodge area and have super high end, great quality stuff. I ended up buying my rental skis after the weekend - and they gave me a killer deal. 2) I was skiing with a great group of people, some very advanced. The best run on the mountain - by far - is Lower Downeaster (take the Sunrise Express lift). On a busy weekend, each run took 10 minutes flat - 6 up on the lift, 4 down on the slope. It's a fast, fun, great run and we probably did it 10 times a day ;) Very short lift line, and just a great time.
Stratton review written Feb 26 2013 - 03:14 PM
NLH Advanced Skier
F@ckin awesome! Great deals on liftopia!!
Stratton review written Feb 18 2013 - 04:12 PM
Gnarman Beginner Skier
Spent 2/15 & 2/16 boarding up at Stratton. Friday the 15th was a perfect day on the mountain. Big blue skies, sun and perfect snow conditions. The crowd was relatively small all day, and there was no lift line over in the Snowbowl or SunBowl. The mountain has a lot of different terrain, more than enough to keep you busy all day. Tips: Free bag check in the lodge was great. $3 ski/board check slope side is great. Go midweek for great ticket deals and no crowds. Enjoy the mountain to yourself. Saturday the 16th, 1st day of Presidents Day weekend, was packed with people which made it a little less enjoyable.
Stratton review written Feb 18 2013 - 02:59 PM
Nikki Intermediate Snowboarder
I went for my first time on Friday 2/15, just before the vacationers arrived. Crowds were fairly light, the snow was a beautifully groomed powder early in the day, and it became softened and moundy late in the day when temps reached the mid 30s. Later in the day, crowds picked up a bit but I was able to comfortably ski till 4 and not find too many skied-off runs. A 1pm wait for the Gondola lasted a mere 5 minutes. (see Gondola below) Upon arriving at the resort, I headed straight for the Sun Bowl lodge for no frills, limited crowds, and easy mountain access. Beware that there is limited storage and amenities because it is a satellite lodge, but there are several sunny picnic tables out front when the weather is nice. If you get stuck in a line for tickets, check out the rentals shop as they can do all tickets there too. Overall, well groomed and well maintained mountain with surprisingly few true-expert runs, though a plentiful variety of intermediate slopes and abilities. My favorite runs were Tamarack, Standard, Lift Line (South Bowl) and Upper Spruce. The Gondola is very uncomfortable and not worth waiting for. The several 6 person chairs are much more effective at getting people out of the base areas as fast as possible. Nice day out for sure!
Stratton review written Feb 17 2013 - 03:35 PM
SkiCub Advanced Skier
It was windy on Tuesday and the lifts to the top were all closed by about 10:30. Unfortunately the summit lifts all unload with a hundred yards of each other so you don't have any way to avoid the wind at the top. DownEaster is protected by the Sun Bowl ridge and trees on both sides of the trail. It was actually collecting snow on Tuesday. We had some nice relaxing runs there with very little company so the day wasn't a total waste. Overall though, Stratton doesn't seem totally committed to getting their trails in shape after mixed percip or rain.
Stratton review written Feb 14 2013 - 03:22 PM
Carl Ericson Advanced Skier
Long lines - I guess everyone wanted to get good conditions. Some trails were groomed but not all, conditions not great clumpy in many spots. Not all trails open, disappointing. One main lift not working (shooting star). Better after lunch, even gondola line was OK.
Stratton review written Feb 12 2013 - 02:43 PM
LUCA Advanced Skier
Snow conditions were nicer than Killington, the day before. They take good care of their hill. However, the trails are very boring. A blue hill at best
Stratton review written Feb 05 2013 - 02:42 PM
Mcswigs Advanced Skier
Stratton is a great mountain. Have been skiing there for years and always have a great time. They have such varied terrain and it's easy to get around the mountain without a lot of effort. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Stratton review written Feb 03 2013 - 06:31 PM
kathy Intermediate Skier
Stratton was great.. share a tip! then you would know all my secrets about Stratton.. they do a great job grooming with typical east coast conditions..
Stratton review written Jan 29 2013 - 02:06 PM
Doan Advanced Skier
Def park at the Sun Bowl lodge. Less crowded and just easier. The mountain was in excelent shape, well groomed almost to a fault. I was looking for a little change and only found on ungroomed bumped up trail the whole day. Snow making is excelent. Nothing on the mountain was real steep except for maybe world cup. Anyway, we had a great time.
Stratton review written Jan 28 2013 - 01:03 PM
Rick Advanced Skier
Bought a learn to ski through liftopia for Stratton and it was the best $29 I spent; what a deal! I had a great experience and felt confident when it was over. The class included lift tickets to a mountain for beginners. The instructor, Mike, was awesome. Many Thanks! I cannot wait to return in February!
Stratton review written Jan 27 2013 - 03:05 PM
Jessica Beginner Skier
Use the Sun lodge. Way easeir to park at and high speed quad right at the exit of the lodge!
Stratton review written Jan 27 2013 - 02:18 PM
Gary Advanced Skier
Good deal on tickets/2 days, great snow Sunday was busy, they do need to update there scanning of tickets at every lift. Great intermediate trails for my wife. My 10 year old loved it. Should be able to ski until 6 on weekends. Great staff, very friendly and helpful especially when my wife fell off the lift, very swift with helping. .
Stratton review written Jan 22 2013 - 05:54 PM
Tom Advanced Skier
They have to do a much better job of moving the lines along, especially singles. Went Jan 12/13 and the mountain was hardly busy. I waited 10 mins with 2 singles in front of me. Pretty pathetic! Poor system of integrating the lines so the employees get confused or busy talking to their "buds." One guy did a good job on Sunday but overall they need to look at some of their competitors (i.e. Killington) on how to move those lines along.
Stratton review written Jan 15 2013 - 08:53 AM
Geno of Huntington Intermediate Skier
Great mountain with nice beginner areas with magic carpet/and lift. Lesson was very helpful, learned a lot. Lift attendants were very friendly and funny! Really, all the staff had great attitude, I would go back just for that.
Stratton review written Jan 08 2013 - 03:57 PM
Mike Beginner Skier
Got a great deal on a 2 day lift ticket at Liftopia- Stratton has always been my favorite. The mountain had great conditions and the staff is fantastic. Cant wait to go back!!
Stratton review written Jan 07 2013 - 05:37 PM
Bob Advanced Snowboarder
Skiing at Stratton this weekend was great! .. Sat Jan 5th they apparently closed the Gondola for a short time and the lift lines got crowded but once it reopened everything went back to normal. Sunday was even better.. no crowds... found some untracked fresh snow in a secret spot and shredded the gnar with my two kids..
Stratton review written Jan 07 2013 - 02:06 PM
Doan Advanced Skier
Extremely cold / windy gondola was closed, trails weren't groomed. Was not impressed, went to Okemo on Thursday that was excellent.
Stratton review written Jan 05 2013 - 09:02 AM
John Advanced Skier
Great deal for lift tickets during holiday season....the condition of slopes were very good and the weather was beautiful. no crowds and most definately worth the total price ....recommend to all!
Stratton review written Dec 26 2012 - 06:37 AM
Bogusia Advanced Skier
Did March Ski and Stay Special. Liftline lodge had warm rooms, clean linens, and hot showers. What more could you want for free. Common rooms were under renovation. Mountain was as good as could be expected in mid March. Stratton provides a well groomed ski surfact and excellent lift safety. Would go back for special again . musmu
Stratton review written Mar 18 2012 - 05:50 PM
Jason Intermediate Skier
Although a mild winter Stratton did a great job making snow and grooming although ice came up later in day so get out early. Had a 3 day Stratton pass which allows you to use one day at Okemo definitely recommend about 40 minutes from Stratton. Stratton staff very friendly met few on Gondola
Stratton review written Feb 25 2012 - 08:57 AM
Rob Advanced Skier
I did the rental, lessons, & beginner slopes deal for $29 a day. The equipment was new and in great shape. All Burton. The instructors and staff were very helpful and accommodating. I learned a lot and graduated to the greens (off the bunny slope). Since I stayed on the beginner slopes there were NO LINES, which was fine with me since I wasn't ready for the bigger runs just yet. I heard a lot of complaints about the gondola lines. Food and drinks were way overpriced, but that seems par for the course at most resorts. I'd definitely come back here. For a deal like $29 a day, who can complain?
Stratton review written Jan 31 2012 - 03:32 PM
Katherine Beginner Snowboarder
Long lift lines on weekend. For the money, they really need to upgrade the gondola and base lift. Waaaaay tooooooo sloooooooowwwwwwwwww,
Stratton review written Jan 30 2012 - 07:17 AM
Brian S Advanced Skier
no crowds!!!! vg skiiing. we stayed at Landgrove Inn----SUPER!!!!!!!
Stratton review written Jan 27 2012 - 06:28 AM
capecodbob Advanced Skier
Great time-great value. Good instructors too! I learned a lot! The snow was perfect we even had some new coverage overnight. I would recommend this package, but I am too advanced to do it again! I have graduated off of the bunny hill and "magic carpet".
Stratton review written Jan 24 2012 - 05:21 PM
Jean Beginner Skier
Excellent snowmaking on Stratton. They have done a great job getting trails open despite the lack of real pow. The staff is wonderful. Grizzly's Bar is reasonably priced and fun for apres ski!
Stratton review written Jan 11 2012 - 07:09 AM
K Intermediate Skier
Took a trip on Jan. 2, should've brought my ice skates. Once a good storm hits this season, be prepared for some good skiing and good company at Stratton.
Stratton review written Jan 04 2012 - 02:23 PM
Doug Advanced Snowboarder
If you're heading south on Rte. 30 after skiing, stop at Rick's Tavern. It's about twenty miles south on the left side. Monday night is wing night, $.35 wings, great food, great deal. $1.75 Bud Light drafts.
Stratton review written Jan 04 2012 - 02:15 PM
Mark Advanced Skier
Spent 12/23 on the mountain with my family. Not a lot open, but reasonably good cover and well groomed to start the day. Parking in lot 1 and taking shuttle was seemless. Note: there is almost no direction to the skier drop-off area, and i made more than one lap around the base area looking for it. Also, snowboard rentals are in different area from ski rentals, but there are no signs directing you, so you have to ask someone????? those 6-pack lifts are FAST.
Stratton review written Dec 29 2011 - 07:23 AM
David Advanced Skier
First, If you park in Lot 1, it can be quicker to walk than to wait for Shuttle Bus to Lodge, from Lot 2, wait for the Bus for sure. Your Liftopia Ticket is taken at any ticket window to get lift pass. Take Gondola to top of the mountain rather than the lift, unless you are a beginner.
Stratton review written Dec 27 2011 - 08:26 AM
Mikie Advanced Skier
First, If you park in Lot 1, it can be quicker to walk than to wait for Shuttle Bus to Lodge, from Lot 2, wait for the Bus for sure. Your Liftopia Ticket is taken at any ticket window to get lift pass. Take Gondola to top of the mountain rather than the lift, unless you are a beginner.
Stratton review written Dec 27 2011 - 08:22 AM
Mikie Advanced Skier
Absolutely awesome lodge food best anywhere in th east, not outta sight either. Don't bother brown baggin it. You save so much coin on the ticket splurge for lunch.
Stratton review written Dec 26 2011 - 10:39 PM
Pete Advanced Skier
Always the best grooming in Vermont. Considering the lack of natural snow and recent warm temps, they had amazingly good conditions. Start early in the AM as it gets skied off after lunch (1 PM and later)
Stratton review written Dec 26 2011 - 07:38 PM
Joski Advanced Skier
Super deal through Liftopia! Conditions were good for early season, blessed with fresh snow on Friday. The trick is look for the discounts on weekdays, BEFORE the holiday period, when it's less crowded.
Stratton review written Dec 25 2011 - 03:14 PM
Mickey Advanced Skier

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