Remember going to your friends' birthday parties when you were a kid and their parents would get goody bags and party favors for all the kids who came? It was like a mini birthday for everyone. Stratton still believes in this awesome tradition and that's why they're offering a lift ticket party favor for the mountain's 50th b-day bash.

On Friday, Dec. 23, everyone pays just $50 for a one-day lift pass. Order online at stratton.com.

From day one, Stratton was a lively resort community. Golf and tennis soon made Stratton a year-round destination. Among the first to adopt snowmaking and add high-speed six-passenger lifts, Stratton is also renowned for being the first major resort to welcome snowboarding and is now the home of the US Open Snowboarding Competition.

While you're up making anniversary turns, check out some of these party favors and activities.

Stratton Ski School Demonstration
Watch the ski school instructors as they put on a stunning display down Suntanner. 9 a.m on Suntanner. Be sure to be by the base to catch a glimpse of this beloved Stratton tradition.

Special Screening of “Life At Its Peak”
Narrated by Emo Henrich, featuring footage from Hubert Schriebl and Mary Alice Fisher. 4 p.m in the Base Lodge, West.

Stratton Birthday Cake Cutting Celebration (and toast!)
4:30 p.m at Grizzly’s.

Hunt for the Golden Watermelon
Find the watermelon and win a 50th Anniversary Signature prize. Pick up details at the Information Desk in the Base Lodge. All day.

Grizzly’s Throwback Lunch
Refuel at Grizzly’s with a special menu including retro fondue and 50th Anniversary Signature Beer. Served all day.

Sign Stratton’s Birthday Card
At the 50th Anniversary Welcome Table in the Base Lodge. All day.

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