i personally hate the mountain but think the park is decent. they do have the park pass so there is no little kids around to cut you off. the jumps are pretty good but they usually dont have many good rails
"i have a dream that one day people will not be judged by the number of tips on their skis and can shred the park united as one" (eric)
park pass is free, u just have to take like a 10-15 min class thing and need someone 18+ to sign a form. And personally i think stratton is pretty sick. I think its the best mountain in lower VT besides killy. the parks are usually decent and even just the trails are good and fast. Plus last february we found these sick trees in sunbowl(ish) area. overall i think its a pretty good mountain
When stratton unveiled the new suntanner last year it was so money. best park they ever had in a few years. This year should be off the chain. ANd their are some incrdsdible woods, you just need to knwo where to look. ON powder days you can find some gnarly backcountry shit comparable to stowe or any other eat coast place. Again you hjust need to know where to look and who to look with.
long story short, Stratton kills.
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well stowe is deffinatley better than stratton but one is in western vt and the other is not. they are not really all that close together so you shouldn't be comparing them. stratton is a sick mountain though. ive only skied there a couple of times but they have pretty good terrain and a pretty good park. their ski patrol is also really chill, they caught us in the woods on a closed trail at 4:30 and they didn't think twice about it or care at all. so overall it's a pretty dope place.
wow dude im "sorry, but thats (NOT) the truth" the parking lots are only muddy if you go in the spring. If you go in february the lots are just frozen over with some ice, or just frozen dirt. In terms of terrain, the trees are pretty sick and theres even a hidden drop on the side of a trail that i forget the name of. Me and a couple of friends discovered our own trees on sunbowl side, theres was all powder and i didnt see one other track, which is very rare. This leads me too the only big negative about stratton, its REALLY crowded over feb. vacation
new suntanner last year was so $$$ no one can even think otherwise. The VT/US open course was ill too until they plowed it. The terrain sucks in general though, its mad flat and theres a lot of ice. Woods are definitely sick when we get the very occasional storm though. Joeys obviously suck and there are way too many flatlanders but without them the park wouldn't be as baller. They just need to set up more rails and less boxes.
yea i don't know what heavywinter is talking about...if he's complaint is "muddy parking lots" thats pretty weak. have you been to okemo, magic, or pretty much anywhere else on the east? they ALL have muddy parking lots.
and yea the parks were dope last year. i skied there 98 days there last year and pretty much enjoyed all of them.
As of now the plan is to do Suntanner "very" similar to last season. It was good for all the right reasons and we definitely want to give everyone what they want. More rails are also in the works. The crew has been up at Mid Mtn workin on the new stuff for the past couple of weeks and welding away. As soon as I get my camera in we will have some pre-season rub off material for everyone to enjoy. Till then imagine away. Cheers,
i thought the paark at stratton last year was HUGE, althought i do ski mount snow a lot. they had pretty big features including a bus jib and like sick rollercoasters, and i thought the jumps were pretty big too. check out mt snow this year too its "supposed" to be good
on their website it says they are putting up the all the rails from the US open and VTO this year. that includes like a stair case setup with like a 40 foot flat down box and 30 foot down rail. and a battleship box and like a 6 foot high 20 foot flat rail.
so hopefully the rails will be a lot better this year.
suntanner last year was definately a step in the right direction
personally id like to see
more variety of jumps, one or two 40-50 footers would be good
rails>boxes leave most of the boxes in the beginner park
a pipe is not a necessity
from what i've heard around the village they are keeping suntanner somewhat similiar to last year but adding some more rails down the right side...those rails will be coming from the US open and VTO course last year so hopefully that will be dope
also we got a new 13' zaugg for the pipe on beeline
were the down rail and flat rail somewhat long? is the flat rail the one that was in suntanner last year? right after the line of jumps and before the rainbow box? why do you have to hike? arent they on the trail underneath the lift?