Home to the tallest peak in Vermont (3,875 ft), Stratton Resort is a popular ski resort that has fantastic après-ski options and accommodations. One of the reasons it is so popular is because it is so easy to reach from New York City and Boston (both are less than a 4-hour drive away).
As with just about any popular ski resort, the crowds can get a little busy during weekends and holidays. Stratton has tried to alleviate this by investing in updated lifts, which now have the best-in-class capacity of nearly 34,000 people per hour. This is on par with some of the largest ski resorts in the country.
Due to its higher elevation, the snow here can be better than other east coast resorts. The ski season in Vermont typically runs from early November until mid to late May.
We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Stratton Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Stratton Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
There are numerous options to stay at Stratton Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Stratton Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Stratton Mountain has a total of 99 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 670 acres, Stratton Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 271 hectares, 1.0 square miles, or 2.7 square kilometers.
Stratton Mountain's slopes see on average 180 inches (4.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 15 feet every year!
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,875 feet, or 1,181 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,872 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,003 feet (610 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Stratton Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
46.8out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Stratton Mountain has 670 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Stratton Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Stratton Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Stratton Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 60% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort Location
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Winhall, VT.
Winhall, VT 05155 USA
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Getting to Stratton Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Stratton Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.12000, -72.90000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Winhall, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Stratton Mountain Ski Resort.
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||109 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||122 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||135 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Stratton Mountain.
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||28 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||46 mi|
|Albany International Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||52 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Stratton Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Stratton Mountain Ski Resort.
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||8 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||9 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||10 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||22 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||27 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||36%||32 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||70%||38 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||44 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||45 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||35%||50 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||51 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||52 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||52 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||56 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||57 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||57 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||59 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||64 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||64 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||65 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||68 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||68 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||34%||68 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||66%||69 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||69 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||74 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||37%||81 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||84 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||33%||88 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||88 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||42%||90 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||91 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||91 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||91 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||36%||91 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||93 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||94 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||97 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||99 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||71%||99 mi|
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,875 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,872 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,003 ft|
(40% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||180 inches|