"The Mountains are calling and I must go."
Skiers and snowboarders from all over eagerly rushed this past weekend to Stratton Mountain for its opening day. While anxiously waiting to kick off their winter with some fun in the snow, Stratton kicked off the beginning of the season with a tribute to Jake Burton Carpenter(also known as Jake Burton). The famous inventor of the modern day snowboard and founder of Burton Snowboards had past away last wednesday due to complications with cancer. The first chair at Stratton Mountain had a Burton snowboard strapped to it with the caption "You brought snowboarding to everyone. There are no words to express our gratitude. The first chair is for you. We'll see you up there. #RideOnJake" . Jake Burton was also known for persuading Stratton Mountain in 1983 to open it's slopes to snowboarders. What a heartfelt way to kick off the season!
Along with Stratton's opening day tribute, they also are having a Thanksgiving weekend from November to 28th to December 1st! Skiing and riding is in full swing! During this special week take your family and build your appetite by participating in Stratton's Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K Thursday morning. Take some laps around The North Face's new "FutureLight" outerwear, available for demo in the Villlage and end your day sitting with your family having a Thanksgiving family dinner at Table 43.1.
On Friday you can find yourself trying to kick that turkey coma and join Stratton for a yoga class! There will also be a Stratton Mountain School Ski Sale, Black Friday shopping in Stratton Village, and a snowlight in Vermont Tree Lighting ceremony hosted by the Stratton Foundation! Couldn't make it on Friday to the Stratton Mountain School Ski Sale? Don't worry! Saturday and Sunday they will still be hosting it starting at 9am.
Stratton is the place to be this holiday weekend!