If you've been looking for some adventure in your life or a relaxing weekend away with the family, Stratton Mountain Resort is the perfect location. The resort has a wide range of activities suitable for all your family's wants and needs.

If you're wondering what the Austrian-themed resort can offer you, don't go anywhere. In this article, you'll find 7 of the best summer and winter activities Stratton Resort brings to the table.

So let's get started.

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1. Downhill Riding at the Mountain Bike Park

If you're looking for a thrill during the summer months, there's nothing like riding down the 5-miles of hand-shaped mountain bike tracks Stratton has to offer.

They designed Phase One of the Mountain Bike Park to be suitable for people of all levels. It has a combination of eight downhill tracks, making it perfect for beginners to advanced skill levels.

These routes include:

  • Short Straw
  • Trail Forest One
  • Bermie Sanders
  • Garden Gnomes

During your ride, you'll experience unique layouts that perfectly blend into the natural environment. You'll also encounter machine-shaped features to add to the thrill of the ride.

There's no better way to add excitement to your weekend than flying down their mountain bike tracks.


2. Play a Championship Golf Course

Going golfing by yourself or taking your friends/family is an excellent way to get away from the stress of everyday life.

Stratton Mountain Resort offers one of the finest golf experiences in the country with its legendary, championship 27-hole course, which has hosted six LPGA events.

While making your way around the fairways, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Stratton Mountain, which is unavailable from any other golf course.

Golf will never be the same once you take a tour of the prestigious championship-style course Stratton has to offer.


3. Take Lessons at the Snow School

When the winter comes around, Stratton Mountain Resort turns itself into a luxury Austrian-themed ski resort.

For a first-time skier, it might feel too much to handle so why not take some extra time and enjoy the Snow School run by a dedicated team of professionals.

They provide instruction for people of all levels and ages, so everyone can learn to ski the right way.

Before attending your lesson, make sure you get your rental equipment (ski rentals are available from Village Rentals near the clock tower, snowboards need picking up from the Experience Snowboard Center.)

You'll also need a valid lift ticket, which can be purchased at Guest Services upon arrival; while you're on a lesson, you'll have priority access to the ski lifts.

During the course, you'll learn how to correct your technique, how to read and adjust to changing snow conditions, and much more. 

If you're a first-time skier or want to brush up on your technique, there's no better place than Stratton Snow School.


4. Enjoy Hiking Stratton’s Scenic Mountains

The Stratton Mountain Resort is a central point to some of the most beautiful locations in Vermont, and they're ready for you to explore.  

Hiking introduces you to a level of beauty you could only dream of. While on your hike, you'll be at one with nature and get the chance to enjoy stunning views, sunrises, photo opportunities, and everything in between. 

Around Stratton Mountain, you'll have a good range of hikes available and the best thing is, there is something for all fitness levels.

Here are just a couple of the hiking trails at Stratton Mountain:

  • Beginner Fire Tower Trail – The trail begins around 50 feet down from Mike's Way. The hike is approximately 0.75 miles each way and has barely any elevation. Once you make it to the tower, you can walk to the top for stunning 360° views of the wildlife.

  • Advanced Summit Black Bear Ascent – Before starting your hike, enjoy the flats across the runway before making your ascent. As you begin to climb Old No.8 and Black Bear, things begin to get a bit harder. Overall the hike is around 2.1 miles from top to bottom.

5. The Terrain Park for Snowboarding Junkies

For people looking to take their snowboarding adventure to the next level, why not check out one of the finest terrain parks in Southern Vermont.

With five parks to choose from, you'll have no problems finding something for your skill level.

Start at Progression Park to hone your skills before making your way to the enormous Big Ben park.

Throughout the parks, you'll experience wild features that will get your blood pumping and heart beating.  

Get ready to drop into the transition course, a banked slalom, a 16-ft halfpipe, and a lower rail garden for all of your adrenaline needs.


6. Explore the ‘Winter Uphill Experience’

The 'Winter Uphill Experience' is an excellent way to experience the majesty of Stratton Mountain and everything around it.

While you're on your journey, you'll experience breathtaking views of the surrounding green mountains of Vermont.

Once you've arrived at the top of the mountain, you can take a stroll around the marked trails before making your way back down the hill.

On average, the walks will take about 2-4 hours, depending on where you plan to start your descent. 


7. Relax On The Lake with Standup Paddleboarding

As the sun comes out and the weather heats up, there's no better way to cool down than a day out on Lowell Lake or Grout Pond.

Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is the perfect blend of enjoyment, relaxation, and exercise that you can enjoy by yourself or with your family and friends.

First Run in Stratton Village has an excellent selection of standup paddleboards for all ages, sizes, and experience levels. No matter what experience level you're looking for, you're sure to find the right one for you.

Enjoy the water.


Final Thoughts

The Stratton Mountain Resort has been providing adventurous top-rate entertainment to all for years. But the fun doesn't stop there.

You have a massive range of activities to keep you and your family entertained during your vacation, including:

  • Scenic lift rides
  • Tennis
  • Motorcycle rides
  • And much more

No matter whether it's summer or winter, you're sure to have a great time exploring everything Stratton Mountain Resort has to offer.