STRATTON MOUNTAIN, Vermont – A holiday season full of events, activities, and of course, snow, is in store for skiers and riders at Stratton Mountain Resort. Starting December 21, the holiday schedule is packed with music, activities for families, a yoga celebration, parties and fireworks.
Here’s a taste of what’s coming up for the holiday season at Stratton:
Free live music for après and late night at Grizzly’s, weekends all season.
Free and family friendly bands rock at Grizzly’s above the Base Lodge every weekend, and DJs keep the party running into the night. Music is also daily from Dec. 27 to 29, with special performances on New Year’s Eve. Check Stratton.com for the full calendar.
Daily Crafts and Activities for Families, December 26-31.
Cookie decorating, ornament making and other holiday crafts, free for kids every day at 4 pm. Plus, free cocoa in the morning and sugar on snow in the afternoon to sweeten the ski day.
Free Evening Events for Everyone
A variety of entertainment every evening, free and family friendly:
December 27: Warm Your Hands & Warm Your Heart, with Beryl Bender Birch. An invitation to slow down, breathe and enjoy the moment. 7 – 8:30 pm, at The Living Room.
December 28: Om for the Holidays Celebration. A party in the Base Lodge with a farmer’s market, local crafts, live music by DEVI, slack line, mountain hooping, food and more. 7 – 9 pm.
December 29: West Coast Swing. Class teaching this freestyle form of dance, no partner required and beginners are welcome. 7 – 8:30 pm, at The Living Room.
December 30: Everyone’s Drumming. An interactive drumming experience for people of all ages. 7 – 8:30 pm, at The Living Room.
December 31: Free Party and Family Fun Activities. Kid’s crafts, karaoke, face painters, balloon art, magic and more, in the Base Lodge East Wing, 7 to 9 pm.
Om for the Holidays, December 27-30.
An enlightened celebration from mat to mountain of yoga, music, balance and joy to melt away holiday stress. This 3-day yoga festival features classes from renowned yoga instructors, hooping classes, guided hikes and exciting evening events like swing dancing, drumming and an evening festival. Evening activities are free and open to everyone, and those wishing to attend classes and daytime activities may purchase an individual class or one or three day passes. Call 1-800-STRATTON or visit www.stratton.com to learn more.
World Snowboard Day, December 30.
Celebrate snowboarding as a sport, a culture and a lifestyle with a day full of exclusive events and offers, including a snowboard flash mob, movie premieres, free clinic, retail specials, snowboard trivia and more.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Torchlight Parade & Parties, December 31
Ring in the New Year with our annual fireworks & torchlight parade and parties for everyone. Festivities include a family-friendly dinner buffet, free entertainment and crafts for the family, fireworks and a midnight party at Grizzly’s.
Family Buffet and Free Family Party, 7-9 pm
Fireworks, Torchlight Parade and 21 Jump Salute, 8:30 pm
Grizzly’s Rockabillly New Year’s Eve (21+), 8:30 pm – 1 am
Advance reservations are required for the Family Dinner and Grizzly’s New Year’s Eve and can be made by calling 1-800-STRATTON.
For more information about Stratton’s events, holiday plans and lodging specials, please visit www.stratton.com or call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886).
1. White Christmas, guaranteed at Stratton Mountain Resort. Holiday festivities for skiers, riders, families and late night revelers are planned December 26 through January 1. (Photo taken December 13, 2012). Photo: Hubert Schriebl.
2. Stratton Mountain Resort’s traditional New Year’s Eve festivities include fireworks, torchlight parade and 21 jump salute, capping off a week of holiday celebrations. Photo: James Schriebl.
3. Yoga on the Snow, one of the offerings at Stratton Mountain Resort’s Om for the Holidays celebration. Photo: Hubert Schriebl.