Winter 2021 Update

 

Stratton Brook Hut Plans Are Taking Shape for February and March

 

Vittles and Views 

Venture up to Stratton Brook Hut for soups, hot chocolate, sweets and more








HUT OPEN HOURS       (Limited Use) FEATURED FOODY THEME/EVENT $$$
12p-4p FRI, FEB 12 THE ORANGE CAT CAFÉ SOUPS & SWEETS À LA CARTE
10a-4p SAT, FEB 13 THE ORANGE CAT CAFÉ SOUPS & SWEETS À LA CARTE
10a-2p SUN, FEB 14 THE ORANGE CAT CAFÉ SOUPS & SWEETS À LA CARTE
12p-4p FRI, FEB 19 THE ORANGE CAT CAFÉ SOUPS & SWEETS À LA CARTE
10a-4p SAT, FEB 20 THE ORANGE CAT CAFÉ SOUPS & SWEETS À LA CARTE
10a-2p SUN, FEB 21 THE ORANGE CAT CAFÉ SOUPS & SWEETS À LA CARTE
12p-4p FRI. FEB 26 THE ORANGE CAT CAFÉ SOUPS & SWEETS À LA CARTE
10a-4p SAT, FEB 27 ALPINE-INSPIRED
BIG TREE CATERING
FEAST
ADV TIX
$55/PP
10a-2p SUN, FEB 28 THE ORANGE CAT CAFÉ SOUPS & SWEETS À LA CARTE
12p-4p FRI, MAR 5 SHIPYARD BREW HAUS APRÈS SKI À LA CARTE
10a-4p SAT, MAR 6

CHEF SPENCER LEE

MOROCCAN DELICIOUSNESS 

LUNCH & MUSIC

À LA CARTE
10a-2p SUN, MAR 7 SHIPYARD BREW HAUS APRÈS SKI À LA CARTE
12p-4p FRI, MAR 12 SHIPYARD BREW HAUS APRÈS SKI À LA CARTE
10a-4p SAT, MAR 13 SHIPYARD BREW HAUS APRÈS SKI À LA CARTE
10a-2p SUN, MAR 14 SHIPYARD BREW HAUS APRÈS SKI À LA CARTE
12p-4p FRI, MAR 19 SHIPYARD BREW HAUS APRÈS SKI À LA CARTE
10a-4p SAT, MAR 20 NEWTON’S
BAXTER OUTDOORS
ASCENT RACE 
ENTRANCE FEES
10a-2p SUN, MAR 21 SHIPYARD BREW HAUS APRÈS SKI À LA CARTE

 

Saturday, February 27, 2021: Big Tree Catering at Stratton Brook Hut

(Click here for ticket information)

Cross country ski, snowshoe, or fat-bike up to Stratton Brook Hut for an alpine inspired menu - outdoors - at Stratton Brook Hut, brought to you by Big Tree Catering. Big Tree Catering's culinary talents will feature menu items such as spaetzle and sausage to warm you right up after the 3 mile ski or snowshoe in.

  • The event will be entirely outside and will allow for safe distancing between attendees.

  • This is a ticketed event, with two service times limited to 50 tickets per "window".

    • Service Time #1 is 11:00 to 12:30  and

    • Service Time #2 is 1:00 to 3:00.

  • Price is $55 per person, including menu items for the whole family. 

We will only be offering 50 tickets for each of the two hour “seatings” so make sure to reserve your spot before they sell out! Each ticket entitles you to the full apres ski spread by Big Tree Catering.

 

Saturday, March 6, 2021: Spencer Lee's Moroccan Deliciousness.  11:00 to 3:00

  • Enjoy a winter adventure up to Stratton Brook Hut and blend the beauty of the Bigelow Mountains with the tastes of the Mediterranean prepared by Carrabassett Valley's own Spencer Lee.

  • The event will be entirely outside and will allow for safe distancing between attendees.

  • No tickets or reservations necessary, but we will be managing the flow of service and seating

  • Also featuring a selection of Athletic Brewing's non-alcoholic beers

 

Saturday, March 20, 2021:Baxter Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails bring you Newton's Ascent. Start Time: Between 11:00 and 12:00

(Click here for more information)

  • Open to all forms of uphill travel (weather dependent); Racers may use skis, snowshoes, fat tire bikes, or shoes/spikes.

  • Newton’s Ascent will take racers approximately 5km from the Stratton Brook Trailhead up 580 feet to the Stratton Brook Hut.

  • The ascent from bottom to top will be timed.

  • Racers depart from the trailhead at any time between 11am and 12pm.

  • Stick around at the summit for awards, post-race libations and soup, and homemade bread (vegetarian/vegan options available). 

  • This event will follow all Covid-19 state mandates including face masks required at all times when around other people. Please maintain social distancing whenever possible.

  • Capacity will be limited to 50 people.

Watch out for other weekend events that are in the works.

 

News & Updates

MH&T Volunteers - The Foundation Blocks of 2020

We wish to thank the many dozens of volunteer caretakers who did such an outstanding job attending to the huts this summer. Thanks to your efforts, the huts are in really good shape, the trails are terrific, and our mission and vision are still alive. Between the first week of July and the last week of October, families and COVID prepared "social bubbles" were able to enjoy the splendor of Flagstaff Hut. What an opportunity to share in a special place during a crazy, crazy time. With winter soon upon us, we will need stewardship help at Stratton Brook Hut. Visit our volunteer page for more information. And Thank You.

Trail Conditions

This winter season, we will be posting trail condition updates to the Maine Huts & Trails Facebook Page instead of on our website. Be sure to Follow @MaineHuts on Facebook to receive notifications about new posts.