If your true love is skiing and riding and you’re lucky enough to have a partner whose passions align, some of the best conditions of the year are waiting for you and your loved one on the Valentine's Day slopes of the Northeast.
Take a Girls’ Time Out and hit the slopes at Stratton. The Girls’ Time Out Snowboard Camp, January 2-4, 2015 and January 30 - February 1, 2015, is a women-only, two-day camp designed by Stratton’s female riders to make fearless riders of every woman.
Stratton Mountain has answered the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association of Northern New England. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that causes degeneration in the spinal cord and brain.
Two loader buckets of ice water were dropped on 35 employees, representing every department. The loaders were filled with water from a fire hose and several large buckets of ice in front of the Base Lodge Aug. 14.
“I feel very strongly about giving back to the large community and knew that challenging the resort as a whole would be a great opportunity for the Stratton family to come together to support this cause,” says Stratton’s Digital Marketing Manager Rob Chrostowski who nominated the resort.
Stratton, in turn, has challenged neighboring resorts Bromley Mountain, Magic Mountain and Mount Snow, as well as one of their sister resorts, Snowshoe Mountain in W.Va. to accept the challenge. Stratton was one of the first resorts in the East to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge to Strike Out ALS, according to the resort.
In addition to taking the video challenge, the resort made a donation to the ALS Association of Northern New England.
You can watch the video on Youtube.
Photo: Stratton ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Stratton Mountain)
New gondola cabins, additional ski terrain, improved snowmaking and two new snowcats highlight $7 million in capital improvements at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain Resort this summer.
The 2014 Wanderlust Festivals will run from Vermont to Colorado to California in the U.S., and Canada’s Whistler and Tremblant.
If you’ve circled Feb. 14 to “spend the day with your sweetie,” here’s a sampling of how East Coast resorts can help you make the most of it.
Many mountain resorts and towns throughout the east will be hosting a variety of events and activities Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 12-14. Here is a sampling.
Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 2) means one very important thing to skiers and snowboarders: sales. There will be a wide number of mountain and cityside ski and sports shops hosting sales on equipment, clothing, and accessories.
Eastern Seaboard resorts, particularly in the south, are over the moon thanks to Saturn. The late-season storm of that name will extend the season for facilities that typically make closing day decisions this time of year.
It was last summer that Burton Snowboards announced it was taking the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship from Stratton Mt., Vt. to Vail, Colo. Now, Stratton is countering with an all-new Vermont Open Snowboard and Music Festival March 15-17.
The immediate need for New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy is to return to normalcy. The process figures to be protracted. But, what are the implications for mountain travel?