Stratton Mountain Ends Winter on a High Note

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 29, 2012 2:00 pm

Stratton Mountain Resort finished winter and welcomed summer the best way possible.

Stratton’s Third Annual Mountain Mayhem Weekend brought in tons of people for the 5k Mudder Run, one final rail jam, and a concert to finish things off.

On Saturday not the normal 5k run took place. This event had 40 runners go through a course filled with running up hills, going down the halfpipe, and across the woods with mud puddles all around them. The spring mud sure made the Nordic Center Trails not as easy as it sounds. Even with the difficulty of the course the top male and female runner finished with times of 25:18 and 30:57 respectively. 

Mayhem Mudder

Running through the muddy half-pipe as fast as possible | Photo Credit to Meryl Robinson

Sunday brought over 100 skiers and riders to finish off the winter season with a rail jam. Rails, a jump, and boxes were used to have fun and land tricks on the remainder of the snow. Eight features were built into a snow pile from the US Open, which covered almost a football field and a half. Ages ranged from seven to 42 in the sunny skies of southern Vermont. 11 winners took home prizes for landing the best tricks. The event concluded the winter season at Stratton Mountain. 

Finishing off the Mountain Mayhem Weekend was the Concert for Vermont benefiting the Stratton Foundation. This outdoor music fest had people listen to the music of Trevor Hall, Cas Haley, and Justin Young to welcome the Summer season. Attendants enjoyed the music with beautiful weather to cap off the weekends festivities. 

Concert for Vermont

Trevor Hall performed at the Concert for Vermont | Photo Credit to Michael Cobb

This video rounds up all the festivities in less than two minutes.