The 24 Hours of Stratton welcomes hundreds of winter enthusiasts from across New England for an incredible experience to ski or snowboard at Stratton for as long and whenever you wish from Saturday through Sunday. Participants can ski the mountain by day, ride lit trails by night under starry skies through to first tracks at sunrise. It’s a weekend of fun and camaraderie, with fireworks, athletes camping out in the base lodge, food, and giveaways. Spectators are encouraged to sit by the outdoor fire pits and cheer on those who have made it their personal goal to ride around the clock.
In 2017 the Stratton Foundation enjoyed one of its largest seasons of giving, distributing $200,000 to organizations that are on the ground executing programs to break down the challenges of poverty that stand between a child in need and the opportunity to be healthy and educated. The Stratton Foundation focuses on four major categories, which include food, hunger, health, dental, basic necessities, and innovative education targeting at-risk and first-generation teens.
The concept behind the 24 Hours is for people to participate at no cost to themselves, but to ask family, friends, and colleagues to donate to raise at least the minimum requirement. Most athletes go above and beyond, reaching for the award of top individual and top team fundraising, and awards are also presented for top vertical feet and the team vertical relay challenge.
The Foundation wishes to thank our 24 Hours of Stratton partners and sponsors: Farrell Distributing , Fiddlehead, Long Trail, Harpoon, vonTrapp, ProCalc, DLA Piper, UBS Park View Partners, Casella, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center-Dartmouth Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, Alex Brown, The Bennington Banner, Stratton Magazine, and businesses offering in-kind services to make the 24 Hours of Stratton a huge success.
There are two ways to help. Sign up for the 24 Hours of Stratton or donate by going to Stratton.com/24. People can also text “VTKIDS” to donate to 41411 to help reach the goal of raising $200,000. For more information call (802) 297-2096 or visit strattonfoundation.org.