Stratton: Mountain Profile October 20, 2013 in MOUNTAINS, Stratton Share ! Stratton Mountain Ski Resort is a popular mountain among New Yorkers due to its location in the southern Green Mountains. You will likely see Stratton ads in the subway featuring a black bear wearing a red scarf sipping a mug of hot cocoa. Stratton is set up to resemble an Alpine village. Before arriving at the lifts, you will walk through the newly renovated picturesque miniature village, complete with ski and snowboard shops, markets and restaurants, all topped with half-million dollar townhomes for Stratton’s elite. If you can’t visit a resort without doing some shopping, Stratton’s village is the best spot to do a little retail therapy. The trails themselves are somewhat basic, but they do have everything from the learning area to double blacks. You will be sure to end up next to a few fellow New Yorker’s on the chair lift, as Stratton is well liked by Long Islanders. Overall, Stratton is a family friendly atmosphere, with its black bear mascot, and giving out hot cocoa on select weekends. Go to top Trails: 95 11 40 31 16 8 Vertical Drop: 2003ft Average Snowfall: 180” Days Open Last Year: 155 State: Vermont Distance from NYC: 4 hours Lift Ticket Prices: Adult Weekend Lift Ticket (19-64): $87 Midweek: $76 Other Activities: Snowtubing, Dog Sledding, 5 Terrain Parks, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating Transportation Options: Stratton is well served by all of the bus companies due to its convenient location and mass appeal. Stratton is an easy drive via I-87 or I-91. Lodging Options: Lodging is very convenient at Stratton due to the high volume of real estate located within minutes (walking or driving) to the lifts. Because of the high number of condos purchased for investment, there are competitive rates for accommodations of any size. We Ski NYC Tips, Tricks, and Thoughts: The waffle lines can get pretty long so if you’re dying for that delicious treat, get one earlier in the day or when you see there isn’t a line. 2013-10-20 dblack87 Share !