VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF MARCH 16, 2020

Stratton Mountain Announces
Ten Million in Capital Improvements
STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT- New trails for Stratton’s Mountain Bike Park lead the list of 2020-21 capital projects, which together will total $10 million. A new event venue, employee housing, additional parking, enhancements to the overall guest experience, and planning for future projects are also on the docket. In year three as a member of the Alterra Mountain Company family of destinations, the capital investment for Stratton now totals over $30 million. Phase two of the mountain bike park build begins this summer. Together with Sinuosity, a Vermont-based company known for sustainable design, Stratton will add variety with six new trails to complement last season’s eight downhill trails.

Highlights include a hand-cut single track which is a tighter trail that pushes the rider’s technical skill in wooded areas. Stratton is also adding its first black diamond trail that features steeper, faster terrain, rock drops, roots, larger jumps and tighter turns. Sinuosity plans to round out the build with a flow/jump trail. Built with progression in mind, this trail will feature larger jumps and tabletops to push riders looking for air, but will also include “go-arounds” and smaller jump options, allowing riders to build their skills and confidence, and work towards hitting the larger features in the bike park.

Sinuosity plans to make refinements to some phase one trails, including rerouting the first two berms on Trail 1 to take away the intimidation factor when dropping in for the first time. Adding black diamond terrain, while rerouting beginner trails, adds progressive variation in the bike park, accommodating everyone from first-time riders to trail veterans. Also included in the capital improvement plan is a new lake house venue located on Stratton Mountain Lake at the Stratton Golf Course. This new building will be home to weddings, corporate outings, family retreats and more, as a scenic summertime venue nestled in the Green Mountains.

In addition to new mountain bike terrain and an outdoor summer concert series, Stratton offers a 27-hole golf course, tennis school, wedding venues, corporate retreats, kid’s camps, hiking, fitness classes, yoga, and mountain bike lessons in the summer. Alterra Mountain Company today announced its plans to invest $223 million in capital improvements across its 15 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year, continuing the company’s commitment to enhancing the guest experience.

About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone. For more information, please visitwww.alterramtnco.com