Christmas, New Year’s, men who cook, and rail jams

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 22, 2009 8:44 am

Happy Holidays from your friends at Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont!

Trail count jumps – As many of our friends along the I95 corridor got pounded with blizzard like conditions, we had another beautiful weekend of skiing and riding here at Stratton. The trail count now stands at 73 with top (3,875) to bottom (1,872) terrain for all ability levels. Also, there is approximately 7k in groomed trails for cross country buffs and a fresh layout on Tyrolienne, including a 10’ box, A-frame box, 15’ battleship rail, 30’ flat box and four jumps perfect for learning new moves.

Stratton ready to ring in 2010 – Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with Stratton starting at 6 p.m. as the base area becomes party central with fireworks, a torchlight parade, fun filled family activities and more.

It all begins with a family style dinner in the Base Lodge, with one wing being set up with food stations representing different themes from around the world, while the other wing is set up with dancing, a DJ, cash bar and kids crafts. Double Diamond will also be open selling decadent deserts and specialty coffees.

At 8:45, the fireworks show and torchlight parade begin on the mountain and after the lights go out, adults can continue to revel in the celebration by going upstairs to Grizzly’s where Grizzly’s where the Brother Josephus and Love Revival Revolution Orchestra will be performing, hor d’oeuvres will be served and per tradition, a champagne toast once the clock strikes midnight.

Ticket prices for the dinner are $64 for adults and $32 for children 12 and under. The kids buffet for those five and under is $7.95. Grizzly’s is open for those 21 and over only, tickets are $25.

‘Men Who Cook’ showcases Stratton Mountain Foundation’s new focus – The Stratton Mountain Foundation will host its annual ‘Men Who Cook’ event on January 16, 2010.Held in the Base Lodge of Stratton Mountain Resort, ‘Men Who Cook’ showcases not just fine cuisine cooked by Stratton favorites, but a silent auction featuring everything from gift items to exotic tours.

The event will also recognize the realigned focus of the Stratton Mountain Foundation to support Vermont children facing the challenges of obesity, substance abuse, poverty, depression.

The Stratton Foundation has supported a broad range of community organizations over the last 14 years. Under its new structure, the foundation will work with community organizations to expand opportunities for Vermont’s children to become socially integrated, healthier, smarter and more successful.

Vans ‘Cold Wars’ Rail Jam Series Kicks Off – As much as it is known for its terrain parks and pipes, Stratton Mountain is equally known for its huge events. This season being no different as the resort kicks off the Vans Cold Wars rail jam series with a post holiday bang.

The first of three 2009-10 events takes place on Saturday, December 26 at 5 p.m., under the lights on Tyrolienne. Open to the public, this freestyle competition features cash prizes, not to mention King and Queen of the mountain bragging rights for the winners.

Registration starts at 4 p.m. in the Bears Cave at the Base Lodge. All riders will be required to wear a helmet, have an SES pass and parental consent upon registering. The Cold Wars series is open to both skiers and riders. Competitors will be grouped in divisions based on their age, gender and discipline.

The other two Cold War series events will be held on January 16 and February 13.

Come celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas – Retailers in Stratton Village keep the gift giving going with 12 days of special deals starting on December 25.

Dec. 25 – A Partridge in a Pear Tree at Partridge Deli
Receive a cookie with the purchase of a sandwich.
Dec. 26 – Two Turtle Doves at Mountain Sweets
Receive 20 percent off Pralines.
Dec. 27 – Three French Hens at Sugar & Spice
Receive a free gift with a purchase of $30 or more.
Dec. 28 – Four Calling Birds at Life is Good
Receive $5 off ‘Cusher’ tees
Dec. 29 – Five Golden Rings at Van Bargens
First and fifth purchaser of a case of gold earrings receive a free gift
Dec. 30 – Six Geese-a-Laying at North Face Summit Shop
Receive 20% off all down and primaloft
Dec. 31 – Seven Swans a Swimming at First Run
Receive 20% off all Goretex outerwear
Jan. 1 – Eight Maids a Milking at the Spa at Stratton Mountain
Receive 20% off a Detoxifying HydroTub treatment
Jan. 2 – Nine Ladies Dancing at Bogner’s
Receive 20% off all boots (excluding CABoots)
Jan. 3 – Ten Lords a Leaping at Syd and Dusty’s
Receive 20% off all Vew-Do boards.
Jan. 4 – 11 Pipers Piping at the Burton Store
Receive 20% off all Burton pipe gloves.
Jan. 5 – 12 Drummers Drumming at Mulligan’s
20 cent wing day at the bar (five wing minimum)

And use the new Village Passport card to earn your way to a free gift. Just spend $20 or more at any five Stratton Village stores and receive a free Stratton mug, good for coffee, hot cocoa, or to simply impress your friends with your shopping savvy.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf – Robin Rasch, LPGA and Director of the Stratton Golf University is pleased to announce that the golf school has been approved as an official site for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf in 2010. This community program provides an opportunity for girls ages 7-17 to learn the sport, build lasting friendships and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment. A series of 10 events will be scheduled during the season and will include golf instruction at the Stratton Golf U with access to the Golf Course.  

Health and Safety Initiatives – With the hopes of building a better mountain experience for all of its employees, Stratton’s Health and Safety Committee has started to build a foundation towards its long term goals of a sustainable, active workforce. Recent improvements include the introduction of a health awareness week, healthy dining options in the cafeteria and an Employee Open House at the Stratton Sports Center.

Hot Deals – The answer to affordable family fun? Get outside to ski and ride this winter with Stratton’s $99 family four-pack, which includes four Sunday afternoon lift tickets (two adults and two kids age 17 or younger) plus one large wood-fired pizza at Grizzly’s, a favorite après destination. Add the rental gear for only $10 each. Available on select Sunday afternoons throughout the season.