Smugglers' Notch Vermont - Press Releases
Wheee! Whoosh! Cheers! Zoom! Wild Adventures at Smugglers' Notch Resort
-Flying through the trees on a zip line tour
-Steering inflated Airboards down a snowty trail
-Snowshoeing to dinner on a mountain top
-Climbing a rugged ice wall on Sterling Mountain and the ice canyon on Madonna Mountain
-Motoring through Smugglers’ Notch pass on tracks
Smugglers’ offers many options for guests who want to extend their Winter adventures beyond skiing and snowboarding.
Flying through the trees on an ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour, located on a scenic mountainside near the Resort, is an unforgettable experience. Participants may choose from a three zip line tour with one rappel or a six zip line tour with a suspension bridge and two rappels. On each tour, tree platforms positioned high in the canopy yield spectacular views of the surrounding forest and Smugglers' snow-blanketed mountains.
Squeals of delight announce that airboarding is in session at Smugglers’ Morse Highlands. An airboard is an inflated sled similar in look and weight to a water raft. Grooves on the bottom of the airboard act as edges to facilitate steering, and the smooth bottom assures a speedy ride. First time users participate in a short instructional clinic and then venture out on their own to the Hibernator Trail in the Morse Highlands trail network. After taking the clinic, new airboard enthusiasts can freeride Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ($20, includes airboard rental, valid lift ticket needed).
Adults seeking a dramatic dining experience will enjoy the Top of the Notch Adventure Dinner on the Sterling Mountain summit. Participants journey by ski lift to the warming cabin on the summit, then by candlelight savor a gourmet meal prepared by the Resort’s Hearth & Candle Restaurant. Guests pack in their own beverages and wine. The evening ends with a 40-minute snowshoe trek back down the mountain.
Learn how to ice climb on the Sterling ice wall, then take skills to the next level in the Madonna Ice Canyon for a full climbing and mountaineering experience. Equipment is provided and experienced guides provide instruction.
Snowmobile tours run on the hour during evening beginning at 5:00 pm and ending with an 8:00 pm run. The guided hour-long tour takes the group up into the rugged pass for which the Resort is named. The snowmobiles access the pass via Smugglers' ski trails and Vermont Route 108, which is closed to vehicles in the Winter and offers spectacular views of the rocky outcroppings and icy formations for which the Notch is famous. Snowmobiles can accommodate two adults or an adult and a child.
- "You lie prone on the Airboard and use your arms and upper body strength to hold on and slightly tip it from side to side to steer it downhill." — Stacey Comishock, activities director
-"From A to Z - airboarding to zip lining - Smugglers' has an endless variety of activities for Winter enthusiasts." — Bob Mulcahy, president