Snow Reporter’s Wish List

By Charlie Reetz

When you get to my age, which is 26 years young, you might be asking Santa for more money under the tree. It’s the first thing that comes to mind after paying bills, rent and maybe a few nights out on the town. However that doesn’t stop me from dreaming big and sending postcards to the North Pole for some extra swag. Here is a list of potential presents this year.

  • The Phantom II Drone. For those who don’t know, the Phantom is one the top remote control drones to fly the airways. It controls your GoPro with a Gimbal steadicam system and captures amazing aerial footage. One of our earlier videos has a bit of drone footage, so hopefully Santa can help me bring more of that to the snow report.
  • An array of camera equipment (which would take a while to explain the details).
  • New Boots. Always good for those cold winter days. Also my old ones have holes in them.
  • Socks and Underwear. As per usual.
  • A girlfriend. HA! Santa can’t help me with that one.
  • MORE SNOW! Because all I ever want for Christmas is an entirely snowed out winter with lots and lots of good skiing and snowboarding.

Please share with me what your Christmas wish list sounds like. If it’s anything like mine, then maybe St. Nick and Mother Nature can help us with some pow turns!

December Gear Guide


Find full descriptions of all featured items HERE!

1. Split Fish Board at Burton

2. Holden Rydell Jacket at Syd & Dusty’s

3. UVEX Snowstrike Variotronic Goggles at Head Case

4. Perrito Toddlers Jacket at The North Face

5. Lily Tote at Lole

6. Tela Pants at Dashing Bear

7. Smith I/O7 Goggles at Stratton Sports

8. Dart Night at First Run

9. Rossignal Performance Skies at Stratton Rentals

November Gear Guide

Struggling to find pieces that will smooth the transition from fall to winter? The Stratton Gear Guide is here to help. Outfit your adventures in Stratton’s Village, where you’ll find all of these items and more.

Find full descriptions of all featured items HERE!

1. Women’s Juno Pant at Lole

2. Coal Hats at Syd & Dusty’s

3. Fall Flannels at First Run

4. Garbo Vest at
Dashing Bear

5. Men’s Fuse Brigandine Jacket at The North Face

6. Women’s Arya Trench at Burton

7. Season Leasing at Village Rentals

8. Tent Sale at Stratton Sports

Happy (Early) Father’s Day!

Top 10 Gifts for Dad

Fathers can be tough to buy for, but we’re here to help with the Top 10 Gifts for Dad. Whether you’re spending quality time together or treating him to a stress-free guys’ weekend, give him a gift he’ll brag about.

  1. Treat Dad to a round of golf at a championship course with scenery to match.
  2. Help him get back in the swing of things with a lesson at the Stratton Golf School.
  3. Book a tennis lesson or a weekend workshop with the pros at the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School.
  4. For the foodie fathers, a Farm-to-Table dinner is on the menu. Choose from three nights, each with an exclusive menu.
  5. Does Dad think he’s the next Top Chef? Reserve a spot for him in one of two Green Mountain Culinary Escapes. A weekend of cooking with Stratton’s Chef Ebel with farm-fresh ingredients.
  6. Nothing says family bonding like trying a new sport together. Rent the gear you need from First Run in Stratton Village.
  7. Yoga and music come together at Wanderlust Stratton. Dad can choose from yoga classes to guided hikes, intimate lectures to live music and more.
  8. Does Dad want to do it all? The Cross Fun package is just for him. Includes lodging, rentals, fitness classes, golf, and more.
  9. If he’s already dreaming of winter surprise him with a 2014/2015 season pass.
  10. Dad can’t make it up to the mountain for Father’s Day? Bring the mountain to him with apparel, glasswear and more so he can show his Stratton pride wherever he goes.