Stratton Mountain Resort
|Location||Stratton, Windham County, Vermont|
|Nearest city||Manchester (village), Vermont|
|Vertical||2,003 ft (611 m)|
|Top elevation||3,875 ft (1,181 m)|
|Base elevation||1,872 ft (571 m)|
|Skiable area||600 acres (240 ha)|
|Longest run||15,840 ft (4,830 m)|
|Lift system||1 high speed gondola, 4 high speed six packs, 3 quads, 1 triple, 1 double, 3 carpets|
|Snowfall||180 inches (460 cm)|
Stratton was established in 1961, and expanded rapidly into one of Vermont's largest ski areas. In the early 1970s, following development of the initial terrain, Stratton began to develop a new beginner area; this opened in 1972 with additional trails, though plans for a new lift were not realized. In the late 1980s, Stratton constructed new terrain to the south of the main mountain, and dubbed it "Kidderbrook." The expansion included a new quad chairlift, and was planned to be a starting point for potential additional terrain and housing in the area, though this never occurred. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the ski area constructed several new high-speed six-person lifts, and in 2007, the Kidderbrook Quad was removed and sold, as it was underused and Stratton's parent companies were in financial trouble at the time. From 1985 to 2012, Stratton hosted the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships; the premier open snowboarding event in the country. In 2013, after a 27 year run at Stratton; the event moved to Vail, CO.
Stratton has 94 trails over 600 acres (240 ha) of skiable terrain, 93% of which has snowmaking. 42% of the trails are rated as easy, 31% are intermediate, and 27% are advanced. There are eleven lifts, which can transport 33,528 people an hour. The mountain's base is at 1,872 ft (571 m) and the summit is at 3,875 ft (1,181 m) for a vertical drop of 2,003 ft (611 m). Stratton has an average annual snowfall of 180 inches (460 cm). Stratton also ranks in the top 10 (SKI Magazine) for snow, grooming, lifts, terrain parks, service, lodging, dining, on-mountain food, apres and nightlife.
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