STRATTON - Although Stratton's Winter Gala has been postponed, the Stratton Foundation is offering the live auction items through and online auction from now until Jan. 11.

Among the items being auctioned off are a private Mid Mountain party for up to 40 friends, family or colleagues. The party will be a catered affair with an open bar and a donated DJ from Sebass Events Entertainment that will be held at the Mid-Mountain Lodge. The window of the party is from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. excluding the Christmas, New Year's, Martin Luther King and President's Week time periods. The winner may incur charges above and beyond $150 per person in food and beverage. The DJ is valid up to one year and the date must be mutually agreed upon.

The second item is skiing or snowboarding with Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Powers for two to four people for a time period of two and a half hours. Powers competed in the US Open at the age of nine. He won the bronze medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan - the first in US snowboard history - and took the the gold medal in the halfpipe during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Item three is a chance to stay at Teton Mountain Lodge at the base of the Jackson Hole Ski Resort in Wyoming for six nights and seven days.

Accomadations will include a luxury two bedroom, two bath condominium with a large kitchen and living room that has balconies, fireplaces and a flat screen television. During the winter the winner will be able to enjoy skiing on some of the best terrain and if they choose to use it during the summer they can enjoy white water rafting or fly fishing.

The condo is only a short distance from shops and restaurants and the winner will also receive a $500 American Express gift card to use donated by Peoples Linens.

The trip is valid for one year, but dates must be mutually agreed upon. The Christmas holiday is excluded.

The fourth item is the Stratton archives collection from the 1960s, which includes memorabilia, photographs, posters, trophies, and a myriad of items preserving Stratton's colorful 51 year history.

Thanks to Archive Coordinator, Kimet Hand and the generous donations we've received over the years, the collection is extensive and displayed throughout the village, resort, and Stratton Foundation office. Todd Richter, collector of Stratton history, recognized the importance of the early trail map, made from an original painting by Weston, VT artist Deus Lavallee (1911-1995).

The fifth item is the Stratton archives collection from the 1970s, which is a Heli-photo of Stratton by Hubert Schriebl. The Stratton Archives Collection is extremely grateful for Schriebl's many photographs. The aerial photo is a unique view of the Stratton Resort in the 1970's captured by Hubert in a heli fly-over. The photo has been digitally scanned and saved electronically, with just a few prints made for the benefit the Stratton Foundation and its ongoing programs, including the preservation of Stratton's history. [Framed]

The sixth item is the Stratton Super 7 Package.

The package includes sunrise with the ski patrol for an intermediate or advanced skier, two hours of private ski or snowboard lessons, a one hour snowmobile tour, an hour of tubing at the Coca-Cola Tube Park for a group of four people, a private Snow Cat ride for one person, free hot cocoa for a day and a $15 complimentary lunch voucher at Mid Mountain, Cobs, Grizzly's or the Sunbowl. A day or season pass is required for items one and two. Reservations are required for items one through four.

The winner can take part in all the events themselves or give some of them to a family member.

Call 802-297-2096 or email strattonfndn@yahoo.com to bid.