Bluebird days and the US Open descend upon Stratton

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 24, 2011 9:44 am

Bluebird days have been gracing Stratton Mountain Resort with almost perfect skiing conditions.  With the holiday behind us, spring is just around the corner and Stratton is geared up for some great events and springtime fun.

Starting with the Volcom Peanut Butter Rail Jam on Saturday, March 5th, this free event on Est Byrneside is geared towards kids of all ages.  Volcom will be there with plenty of swag and of course, Wonder bread and peanut butter to make sure everyone has full bellies.  See the video below of last years event. Other events coming to the Resort include:


photo: Hubert Schriebl


Next up is the US Open of Snowboarding.  March 7th to 13th, the annual US Open is the final stop on the Burton Global Open Series.  Voted one of the Top Ten Vermont events, the USO is the longest standing snowboard event on the planet. Whether coming as a competitor or a spectator, this weeklong contest offers something for everyone. Amateurs will compete on the same platform as the world’s best riders including Stratton Mountain School alum and Dew Tour Cup winner Louie Vito.

An enormous sponsor village brimming with free swag, music and food awaits everyone of all ages. Check out a video from 2009.  It’s older but gives you an idea of how awesome the event is.



Other events coming to the Resort include:

U.S. Freestyle Championships: Tuesday, March 22 to Sunday, March 27

Mountain Mayhem: Saturday, May 28

March Madness – Forget basketball! March Madness at Stratton is all about fresh corduroy, goggle tans and long lunches at Uncle Dave’s BBQ on the deck at mid-mountain. A March getaway is twice as enticing with our March Madness lodging offer. Book three nights between March 14 and 20 and save 20%. Make it four nights for 30% off. Advance planners rewarded: book your March 14-20 visit by March 01 and receive a $25 gift card.

Bela Szigetvari Memorial – Saturday, March 05. Stratton will be celebrating the life of Bela Szigetvari and his and contribution to the mountain. Bela was a central member of our ski and snowboard school for close to 40 years. Meet near the private lesson gathering place at 3pm. Flag demo down Suntanner at 3:30pm. Reception at the Inn at Stratton at 4:30pm. Please contact Marcel Gisquet to get involved

Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion at Grizzly’s Night Club – Saturday, March 05. Doors at 8:30pm, band on at 9pm.