Nice Mountain

by: skier-tas - Mar 17, 2009

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: Good lifts and lots of them.

    Cons: pricey, too commercial

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009


Full review

We visited Stratton on Friday the 13th after they got some rain dumped on the resort earlier in the week, so the conditions weren't perfect. They did a great job getting the mountain back to skiable conditions but that day unless it was groomed it was unskiable. With that said there seemed to be a good variety of trails for all skill levels. Not 100% sure about the more advanced stuff because it wasn't open that day. Could have been the conditions but the lines were very short on this Friday. Not sure about the crowd sizes on the weekends.

Resort has a great little downtown type area at the base if you have non skiers in the group they won't have any trouble spending your money during the day. Ticket prices were a little steep but that seems to be the trend these days. Save yourself some money and buy your tickets/rentals/lessons on-line before you go (there is a 10-20% discount for doing this). We enjoyed a little après-ski in the pub at the base of the mountain. Prices were reasonable and being a weekday the place wasn't crowded.

Overall had a nice day of skiing even with less than perfect conditions thanks to team at Stratton doing what they could. Would like to visit again after they get a nice dumping of snow.

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