24 Hours of Stratton
Stratton Mountain Resort and Stratton Foundation’s seventh annual ‘24 Hours of Stratton’ on March 16 and 17 is the only night to ski Stratton on lit trails, with fireworks, starry skies and going right into first tracks at sunrise. According to Tammy Mosher, the Foundation’s executive director, “The event combines the emotional goodness of charity, camaraderie and doing what skiers and snowboarders love most for an epic amount of time.”
This year will be less about rigorous endurance and more about enjoying the mountain. Participants of all ages and abilities can join as a team made up of children, parents, colleagues and friends. Wearing a 24 Hour bib grants access to lifts on Saturday and Sunday as well as cross-country skiing, tubing and snowshoeing. Everyone gets a tracking chip to earn points for the team by riding lifts to all levels of trails. Gondola hours will be extended after the resort closes to the general public, with giveaways, food, music and more. Ski or Snowshoe uphill, enter Saturday’s alpine race or play off-slope games to rack up additional team points. Fun prizes and contests include best team name and best costumes.
At the heart of the event is thefundraising. It costs nothing to sign up with a commitment to raise a minimum of $300 per person by March 16 by asking friends, family and corporate matching to support the experience and the cause. The foundation’s largest fundraiser, proceeds benefit children’s weekend food programs, in-school dental hygiene services, mental health, basic necessities, targeted education and other human service initiatives. To register or donate visit Stratton.com/24. To learn more, call 802-297-2096.