Thanks to the snowstorm rocking the previously neglected east coast, Stratton mountain is ready to ring in the New Year in style with a ton of fresh powder fit for 50th Anniversary ski and snowboard season. As of the start of the New Year’s Eve weekend, the resort has 48 trails, 10 lifts and 254 acres of skiable terrain available for its eager skiers and snowboarders. While it is a thrill to see the weather change, Vermont riders owe a debt of gratitude to the hard working Stratton Mountain snowmaking operations team for making it all possible.
Prior the recent snowfall, snowmakers properly covered the entire mountain with man-made snow, defying what was thought possible by typical snowmaking practices. Prior to December 28th, the mountain had received under a foot of natural snow, yet their super-human snowmaking forces created enough of the white stuff to span 595 acres of slopeside terrain. To put it in perspective, Stratton used 120 million gallons of water, which equates to enough liquid to accomodate 180 Olympic swimming pools! Simply amazing!
With such great conditions, and some fresh natural snowfall you can’t go wrong by spending your New Year’s weekend at Stratton. There are some epic groomers ready for you to shred with your closest friends and family. Make sure you don’t miss Saturday’s 9pm fireworks display at the Main Base Area.
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