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Stratton Mountain, Vermont is Buzzing with Activity this Summer

June 13, 2012

Wanderlust, the world’s largest multi-day yoga festival, takes place at Stratton Mountain, Vermont, June 21-24.

Stratton Mountain will be buzzing with activity this summer. Live music, the world’s largest multi-day yoga festival, outdoor challenges, fireworks and good old summertime fun fill the calendar from spring to fall. The calendar will continue to be updated, so please check for the most recent information! Below are the 2012 summer highlights.

June 21 to 24 Wanderlust

Wanderlust, the world’s largest multi-day yoga festival, is everything a yogi, nature lover, music fan and localvore could wish for. The festival features yoga classes, guided meditations, hikes, concerts, local and organic eats and lectures for young or old and everyone in between. Come for one day or four, wander the Market without a ticket or try your hand at something new for any ability level.

June 30 to July 1Mountain Friends and Freedom Celebration

An all-American weekend to ring in the fourth of July at Stratton. A full day of music on Saturday, capped off by evening Independence Day fireworks. Pie eating, whiffle ball, outdoor games, hay rides, horseshoes, a giant slip and slide and much more fill the weekend.

Weekly, starting July 7 – Stratton Saturday Under the Stars Concert Series

Warm summer nights and live music go hand in hand making Stratton’s Saturday Under the Stars the place to be starting on July 7 and continuing weekly through Labor Day. Held in the base area, this summer concert series is a fun, free event for the entire family with food and beverage for purchase on site. So pull up a chair, bring a blanket and get your groove on under the great weather.

July 7 Tour de Bondville Bicycle Rally

The Sixth Annual Tour de Bondville is a bike ride, golf outing and after party benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Whether you choose the 50, 25 or 18 mile bike ride or want to spend the day on the links, join us for a day celebrating the best Vermont has to offer and to raise money for a good cause.

August 3 to 5The FIRM Racing Triathlon

A sprint distance triathlon that lets you swim, bike, and run in one of the prettiest parts of the USA. The half mile swim takes place at the Snowmaking Pond, followed by an 18-mile road bike course of classic New England cycling and a 3-mile run.

August 12 Heels to Paws 5k Fun Run/Walk

Four legs are just as welcome at Stratton as two! Bring your furry friend along for a vigorous 5k Fun Run/Walk. Money raised benefits Second Chance Animal Shelter.

August 15 to 19The Vermont Challenge Bicycle Tour

The Vermont Challenge is a 3- or 4-day bicycle tour through southern and central Vermont which draws upon the creative energy of local businesses and people of Vermont, ski resorts, restaurants and farms in each local community that we visit. See the beauty of our part of Vermont from behind your handlebars during this unique event and take the Challenge!

September 1 to 3Labor Day Festivities and Annual Tent Sale

Come up to the lush Green Mountains of southern Vermont for a Labor Day Weekend full of live music, local food and healthy competition!

October 6 to 7Columbus Day Weekend

Columbus Day Weekend will be jam packed with family fun, fall foliage and a run to the Summit. Events include the annual Chilifest Cookoff, Brewfest, the North Face Race to the Summit and all-American summer activities like hay rides, apple picking and much more!

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Family Fun and New Adventures in the Mountains of Vermont

May 19, 2012

The green mountains offer more than just snow covered hills for winter thrills. Ski resorts statewide also offer an authentic Vermont experience during the summer. Whether guests want to connect with nature and family, seek an adrenaline rush, or both, resorts are ready to deliver.

Want to walk on air, or whisk through the woods this summer? Challenge yourself to new heights at Bromley’s new Aerial Adventure Park, set to open in early July. Or visit the expanded Adventure Zone at Okemo, which features a new zip line canopy tour as well as an Amp Energy Big Air Bag – a giant inflatable pillow similar to those used by stuntmen. Once you’ve had your time in the trees, travel up north to flip and soar up to 25 feet in the air at Sugarbush on their new EuroBungy trampoline.

Looking for something more down to earth? Grounded in family fun, Smugglers’ Notch delivers. Take the family on a llama trek, or enroll the kids in a wilderness survival or skateboarding camp. You can still get your aerial thrills here too, with ArborTrek’s zip line canopy tour – rated one of the best in the world!

Adventurous events are also abundant this summer:

  • May 26-27, Stratton Mountain: If your love of winter still permeates the forefront of your mind, don’t miss the MAY-hem Rail and Jump Jam on Memorial Day weekend – featuring real snow!
  • June 17, Burke Mountain: Watch record holding, championship lumberjacks from New England and beyond compete in a variety of competitions at the 4th Annual Vermont Invitational Lumberjack Competition.
  • June 22, Sugarbush Resort: Kids own the spotlight as Sugarbush celebrates opening day with free mountain bike clinics, swimming and a BBQ.
  • June 22-24, Burke Mountain: Enjoy camping, biking, live music and more at the New England Mountain Bike Festival (NEMBAfest)
  • July 14-15, Mount Snow: Tough Mudder New England #2 – participate or watch as challengers get down and dirty in this contest of physical fitness and teamwork!

The fun doesn’t end with these highlights. Golfing, hiking, lift access mountain biking, swimming, disc golf, alpine slides, and more can be found at participating resorts. For more information on spectacular Vermont mountain adventures, visit

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