Stratton Celebrates 50th Birthday December 23

Stratton Mountain Resort is ringing in its 50th birthday this Friday, December 23 © 2011 Karen Rubin/

Stratton Mountain Resort is ringing in its 50th birthday this Friday, December 23, with a bash for the ages. Set amid a season-long celebration of heritage, tradition and progression, this full day party is sure to delight skiers and riders of all ages. Whether it’s a toast and birthday cake or a mountain-wide scavenger hunt that pique your interest, it’s on tap at Stratton.

From day one, Stratton was a lively resort community in a world of day ski areas. Golf and tennis soon made Stratton a year-round destination. Among the first to adopt snowmaking and add high-speed six-passenger lifts, Stratton is also renowned for being the first major resort to welcome snowboarding. Today, Stratton is in the throes of a full blown snowmaking attack, opening six new trails this morning and looking to add several more for the holiday.

Head up to Stratton for a blowout birthday celebration and toast to the next 50. Get those anniversary turns in for less. On Stratton’s birthday, everyone skis and rides for just $50; book online in advance to purchase your Stratton party favor!

A full calendar of the day’s events include:

Stratton Ski School Demonstration

Watch the ski school instructors as they put on a stunning display down Suntanner. 9:00am on Suntanner. Be sure to be by the base to catch a glimpse of this beloved Stratton tradition.

Special Screening of “Life At Its Peak”

Narrated by Emo Henrich, featuring footage from Hubert Schriebl and Mary Alice Fisher. 4:00pm in the Base Lodge, West.

Stratton Birthday Cake Cutting Celebration (and toast!)

4:30pm at Grizzly’s.

Hunt for the Golden Watermelon

Find the watermelon and win a 50th Anniversary Signature prize. Pick up details at the Information Desk in the Base Lodge! All day.

Grizzly’s Throwback Lunch

Refuel at Grizzly’s! Special addition to the menu includes retro fondue and 50th Anniversary Signature Beer. All day.

Sign Stratton’s Birthday Card

At the 50th Anniversary Welcome Table in the Base Lodge. All day.

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One Response to “Stratton Celebrates 50th Birthday December 23”

  1. Love 2 Type Says:

    Stratton Mountain Resort, happy birthday to us..

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