Welcome to the second annual 24 Hours of Stratton event. We absolutely knocked it out of the ballpark last year. 330 athletes formed teams and skied for 24 hrs straight. The weather was perfect. Skiing at Stratton under the lights was an incredible experience. We had multiple bands that kept the base area rocking, skiing under the fireworks show was a treat for all, partying in Grizzly’s till the wee hours, hanging out in the base lodge and grabbing power naps with friends and family members was even fun. There were hundreds of spectators who came up to cheer the athletes on and enjoy the festivities in the base area throughout the night. To say a good time was had by all would be the understatement of the year.
As far as the fundraising effort goes, we exceeded every possible expectation anybody had for this event. Thanks to the over 330 competitors and over 1,000 donors we raised $175,000 in our first year. Can you imagine that? $175,000 in our first year. We are all very excited about this year’s event. The Board of Directors met regularly all summer and have come up with a few changes to the event format that is going to make this event even more fun than last year. Is that even possible?
If you weren’t there last year, you missed the best weekend of the season. Don’t make the same mistake this year or…as Warren Miller says…You will only be a year older when you do it next year.