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If you go: Stratton Mountain, Vermont

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Southwest offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Albany, N.Y., which is about 80 miles from Stratton Mountain. United offers nonstop flights from Dulles to Albany, and US Airways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Albany. US Airways and United offer nonstop flights from Reagan National and Washington Dulles, respectively, to Hartford, Conn., which is 110 miles from Stratton. Southwest offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Hartford.


Stratton Mountain ( offers a wide variety of lodging choices throughout the resort: hotels, lodges, rental condos in the heart of the village and secluded single-family homes. Reservations: 800-787-2886

Long Trail House

Village Lodge Road

This two-building, 141-unit condominium, a 10-minute walk from the lifts, offers rental studios and one- to three-bedroom units. Rates from $165 per night.

Black Bear Lodge

Village Lodge Road

The 125-room inn, a short shuttle ride from the lifts, has been completely remodeled for the 2013-14 season. Rates from $84.


The Sushi Bar

Village Square 3


Skillfully prepared Japanese appetizers, fresh sashimi, sushi and rolls ($6-$20), and Vermont-brewed and Japanese beers, sake and wine.

Garlic John’s Restaurant

1610 Depot St., Manchester Center


Excellent Italian food served in a dining room with hundreds of wicker-wrapped Chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling, about a 20-minute drive from Stratton Mountain. Entrees $10 to $26.


Stratton Mountain


Lift tickets: adult one day, $90 weekends and holidays, $79 weekdays; young adult (13-17), $78 and $69; junior (7-12), $68 and $61; child (up to 6), $5 and $5; senior (65-69), $78 and $69; super senior (70-plus), $68 and $61. Multi-day discounts available.

Lift hours: weekends and holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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