STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT -- Southern Vermont’s highest peak kicked off its season today with 13 trails, a fresh six inches of snow and top-to-bottom skiing and riding. Enthusiasts lined up at the base of the gondola and American Express lift for their chance to slash powder stashes and cut crisp corduroy.  

Guilford, Connecticut resident Lynne Martocci welcomed her fourth season skiing at Stratton with her family. “The conditions today are awesome, surprisingly so for November,” she said. “The snowmaking here is always great and Black Bear is a family favorite.”

With an amazing opening day, Stratton will be adding 15 more trails heading into the weekend, increasing open acreage to 149. New terrain will add beginner trails off of American Express including Hemlock and Flukey’s Run, as well as intermediate favorites like Lower Standard and Tink’s Links. Stratton is the perfect place for those looking to enter the winter sports community. Learn to ski and ride packages are $99 any day, and include gear, lower mountain lift ticket and 1 ¾ hour lesson.

Stay tuned to the online Mountain Report for all updates in terrain, grooming and snowmaking. Skiing and riding will continue with weekday lift operations from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for upper terrain and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lower terrain and weekends and holidays from 8:30. Skiers and riders are encouraged to visit for the most up to date information.

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About Stratton Mountain Resort: Just a 4-hour drive from New York City, less than 3 hours from Boston and less than 2 hours from Albany, NY, Stratton Mountain Resort is part of the Alterra Mountain Company. Nestled in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont and boasts a year-round packed events and activities calendar. For more information on everything Stratton, including details on Stratton as a premier winter ski resort destination, visit