A Visual History by Hubert Schriebl

From its modest beginnings in 1961 with twelve trails and three lifts, Stratton Mountain has expanded to its present standing as a world-renown, year-round destination, now with more than 90 trails and a dozen lifts. This beautiful book, STRATTON, The First 50 Years, A Visual History, celebrates the resort’s 50th anniversary, featuring its history and the personalities who helped it grow, in descriptive narrative by Peggy Shinn and splendid photographs by Hubert Schriebl.

Over the years Stratton has broadened its appeal by offering tennis, golf, nordic and alpine skiing, and snowboarding. It has been the host of countless ski competitions, the U.S. Freestyle Championships, U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, and national and international tennis and golf tournaments, as well as home of the Stratton Mountain School. During the past decade, Stratton has evolved into a leader in environmental conservation, setting aside close to 1500 acres of wildlife habitat as well as establishing numerous wildlife educational programs.

STRATTON, The First 50 Years is available in both hardcover with dust jacket and softcover, 11 x 12 inches; 140 pages with over 300 photographs. (Gallery of selected images from the book coming soon here.)

Book is on display to purchase at First Run Shop in the Village at Stratton Mt., Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Equipe Sport in Rawsonville, and Norse House in Bondville, VT.

The book can also be ordered from us ONLINE, via request on our contact page, or calling 1 802.824.6589 to place an order.

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Hubert Schriebl’s stunning photographs have thrilled Vermonters for decades. Born in Austria, Schriebl arrived in Vermont in 1964 to teach at the Stratton Ski School and made it his home. He has traveled, skied and taken photographs around the world, from the Arctic Circle and the Himalayas to the American Southwest, including four Winter Olympics. His work has appeared in SKI, Skiing, GEO, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Vermont Life, and Stratton Magazine since its inception.

Peggy Shinn is a freelance ski writer and senior contributor for the U.S. Olympic Committee's website,, and lives with her husband and daughter in Rutland, VT.