Stratton Mountain gears up for MLK weekend

January 11th, 2012 by

2.5 million bathtubs, MLK Weekend and the philanthropic event of the winter at Stratton Mountain

Press Release: With snow and a long weekend in the forecast, it’s shaping up to be a wonderful holiday weekend at Stratton. There are a slew of can’t miss events on the books for young and old. Most importantly, however, is the recognition, praise and applause owed our snowmakers, who have made good on the calendar’s promise of winter.

Pumped enough water to fill 304 Olympic pools – And 2.5 million bathtubs. Our snowmakers have truly saved winter! While you may still be mowing your front law, Stratton is skiing and riding as though in the midst of a La Niña winter. It’s been a non-stop effort on their part, having made snow a whopping 404 hours in December alone (or 54% of the month)! The figures – and their outcome – are staggering. Please touch base for more details or a chance to set up a tour with the snowmakers.

Cold Wars Rail Jam – The Rail Jam series is back this Saturday, January 14, on Tyrolienne. And this time, it’s a day jam! Registration ($20) is in the Overflow Room from 1 to 2pm, with the competition kicking off at 2:30pm on Tyrolienne. Skiers and riders of all ages are invited to compete for swag and cash. Helmets required. Bonus: this weekend only, hike and ride Tyro under the lights from 5-9pm!

MLK Weekend – MLK is synonymous with ski getaway. Pack your skis, boards and base layers and escape the daily grind for a few days on the slopes. Stratton has a weekend full of events to keep you stoked on and off the hill, including live late night music by Vermont’s favorite band, Twiddle (1/14, 8:30pm at Grizzly’s), a fireworks display (1/14, 8:30pm), Kid’s Helmet Flair Parade (1/14, 3:30pm) and everyone’s favorite wintertime tradition: sugar on snow! Full schedule here.

Tubbs Romp to Stomp – The snowshoe event of the winter benefiting Susan G. Komen is back Saturday, January 28. Last year’s benefit raised an extraordinary $80,000+ for breast cancer research. Join us this winter as we smash that record. The Romp to Stomp is a 3k or 5k snowshoe tour through Stratton’s wooded Nordic trails. Event details here.

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