Southern Vermont offers outlet shopping in Manchester and excellent ski resorts like Mount Snow, Bromely, and Stratton Mountain. Quaint small towns like Arlington, Dorset, Grafton, and South Newfane. Bustling small cities, like easily accessible Brattleboro, Manchester, Manchester Center, and Bennington, make Southern Vermont a favorite with many vacationers and business travelers. You will find some of Vermont's first class resorts here in Southern Vermont.
Stratton Mountain Resort, owned and operated by Intrawest, is located in Southern Vermont and offers 90 different trails on a single summit that is stretched out over a 500-acre area. Twelve chairlifts, summit gondola and the only six-passenger high-speed detachable chair lift in the New England area service the mountain's 2,003 vertical drop. Stratton was truly the first resort in America to welcome Jake Burton Carpenter and his new snowboard concept and the resort is home to the famed U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship each March. U.S. Olympian Ross Powers, who grew up in Stratton's shadow, will conduct two snowboard camps this season. Stratton and Tubbs have combined for a fitness snowshoe tour program as well. Stratton is less than 30 minutes from the outlet shopping mecca of Manchester.
Very important thing is skiing abilities of the resort. Weather you are a beginner or experienced ski master, you need information about skiing terrain, number of lifts, availability of aerial Cable Car, and number and complicity of peaks.
Ask about a Ski and Snowboard School with innovative instruction programs for all ages and abilities.
Think beforehand about the accommodation. If you are going to ski the whole day, you all the same would like to return to a cosy and comfortable place for evening and night rest. Famous ski resorts have no problem with lodging. They offer slopeside condominiums, lodges, cottages, full-service hotels, inns, and resorts which are known for providing world-class hospitality. Choose what is best for you.
Main activities are - snowboarding: all 90 trails and glades are open to snowboarders. Home of the world's first snowboarding school, 420 foot long Superpipe, halfpipes and six terrain parks are also offered. Cross Country Profile: more than 30 kilometers of groomed trails at two Nordic Centers. Rentals and instructions available along with tours.
For Stratton ski vacations you will have no problem with lodging. Stratton Mountain Resort offers slopeside condominiums, lodges, and full-service hotels are available.
Among winter recreation you will find snowshoe tours at the summit, two Nordic centers, ice skating, sleigh rides, live entertainment throughout the village.
There is also another famous resort in Stratton is Stratton Mountain Ski Resort which is located near Manchester, Vermont in the Village of Bondsville. This resort offers 35% novice trails, 37% intermediate trails, and 28% advanced trails. Stratton Mountain Ski Resort is 90 trails, 14 lifts, and 583 acres of skiing terrain.