March Events and Deals at Stratton

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 01 2013 - 11:04 AM

skiing at strattonSTRATTON MOUNTAIN, Vt. – March means both lots of snow and lots of sun, great trail conditions, exciting events and now, fantastic deals.

Big snowfalls are forecasted for the end of February, locking in terrain for March and conditions and grooming guaranteed to be up to Stratton’s standards. New money-saving offers at the lifts and on-mountain lodging give you all that snow, sun and fun for less.

Lift tickets in March are up to 50% off when purchased in advance online, with the biggest savings available midweek. Stay in select properties at up to 30% off for midweek, multiple night stays in March.

Plus, Stratton’s best deals and packages combine lift and lodging for extra savings and many are available every day starting March 17. These packages include:
- Kids Ski and Stay Free when two adults purchase a lift and lodging package in a family friendly condominium, starting at $111 per adult per night.
- One Night, Two Days is all you need – two days on snow, one night’s lodging plus a $20 credit for dinner at Bentley’s Restaurant. Starting at $199 for two people for the package.
- The Easy Package includes lodging, lift tickets, rentals and lunch voucher starting at $110 per person per day.

No occasion is needed to take advantage of Stratton’s “secret spring”, but a full calendar of signature events entices the whole month through:

- Stratton meets New Orleans for Marchdi Gras, March 9 in the Stratton Village. Dance your way through the cobblestone street to the jazz, swing and R&B of Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, with a drink from the ice bar in hand. Featuring appetizers by celebrity chef Paul Gerard and custom cocktail by mixologist Alex Ott. All details are at www.stratton.com/marchdigras.
- The Vermont Open takes snowboarding back to its roots with truly open competitions in halfpipe, rail jam and banked slalom, March 15-17. Hosted by Stratton’s homegrown snowboarding legends, daily competitions are followed by nighttime music and parties. Registration is open to riders of all ages and pedigrees at www.vermontopen.com.
- How many laps can you make in 24 hours? Find the answer at the 24 Hours of Stratton, the mountain’s first ever round-the-clock event on March 23 and 24. Teams of skiers and riders will hit the slopes from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday, racking up vertical feet to win prizes and raising money to support The Stratton Foundation. Teams forming now at www.stratton.com/24.

More information on deals, events and Stratton’s snow can be found at www.stratton.com. Lodging packages are based on availability, some restrictions apply.

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Celebrity Chef and Mixologist to Attend Stratton’s Marchdi Gras
Southern-style Block Party brings music, food and more to Stratton’s Village

STRATTON MOUNTAIN, Vt. – New Orleans arrives at Stratton Mountain Resort for Marchdi Gras, March 9, brought to the mountain by celebrity chef Paul Gerard, mixologist Alex Ott and musicians Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution.

This annual celebration brings music, food, drink, dancing and celebrations with a southern flair to the cobblestoned street of the Stratton Village. The event and entertainment is free, and revelers can BYO beads or pick some up in the Village shops or at the chairlift.

This year, renowned chef Paul Gerard of Exchange Alley in New York City and mixologist to the stars, Alex Ott, will present custom creations to Marchdi Gras merrymakers.

After spending several years in New Orleans, chef Gerard serves up classic cuisine with a New Orleans twist at his New York City restaurant Exchange Alley. He will bring samplings of his mini Monte Cristos with bourbon maple sauce to Marchdi Gras.

Mixologist Alex Ott gained fame with appearances on television’s “Sex and the City”, but earned it with inventive and flavorful cocktails, custom mixed from expertise in flavor alchemy. Mr. Ott will mix up his Fountain of Youth cocktail, brimming with fresh flavors of cucumbers and white cranberry.

Topping the night’s entertainment is Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution and their New Orleans repertoire. The 12-piece band (complete with brass section) plays to rave reviews at Stratton, thanks to their energetic & infectious mix of soul, R&B, swing and jazz.

Marchdi Gras kicks off on March 9 at 3 pm in the Stratton Village, with a schedule that also includes street performers, special offers in the Village shops, drinks served on an ice bar and late night music by Dr. Green at the Green Door Pub. Plan to stay until the early hours of the morning.

Visit www.stratton.com/marchdigras for all details on Marchdi Gras.

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