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Vermont Winter Experience
Celebrate the joys of the Winter season!
From airboard sledding to guided snowshoe treks, our Vermont Winter Experience program will introduce you and your family to all of the wonderful adventures that Winter in Vermont has to offer. You'll carry home memories as unique and special as each twinkling snowflake!

Select from a morning walk, snowshoe trek or cross-country ski outing led by guides, who share their knowledge of our region's history, heritage and nature. Family treks focus on the kids with fun nature facts and a child-friendly pace. On our network of trails, you'll meander past snow draped evergreens, gaze from open meadows at the mountain vistas, and perhaps discover trees where beavers have left their mark.

In the afternoon, whoop and holler as you slide down the hill on an airboard sled. You might join other families for an adventure race, or strap on your snowshoes for another exploration. If you prefer to spend your afternoon indoors, sample hot chocolate in a tasting event, paint a keepsake mug with a local artist or try a cardio drumming class. As the sun sets on another fun-filled day, meet friends new and old at the bonfire and plan your next snowy adventure!

Purchasing the Vermont Winter Experience will get you access to all of these great activities:
   • Indoor Pool & Hot Tubs
   • Nightly Snow Tubing at Sir Henry's Hill
   • Daily 1 1/2-hour Snowshoe Group Lesson Treks
   • Daily Adult 1 1/2-hour Cross-Country Lessons
   • Use of 30 km of Cross-country Trails
   • Use of 24 km of Snowshoe Trails
   • Daily Guided Winter Walking Program
   • Evening Use of our Teen Alley Teen Center
   • Thursday Afternoon Winter Carnival
   • Thursday Evening Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
   • Nightly Family & Adult Entertainment
   • Daily bonfire with Hot Chocolate
   • Use of Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
   • Airboarding
   • Smuggs Mug Snowman Painting Class
   • Warming Winter Teas, Coffees & Cocoas
   • Herbs & Aromatherapy For Winter Health

You are welcome to join our Vermont Winter Experience as a day program at a rate of $72 per adult; $54 per youth age 17 & younger, per day. Purchasing 2 or more consecutive days will get you an additional bonus activity like a snowmobile tour, a canopy tour or a snowcat cabin ride just to name a few. Follow the link for more information about lodging or specifics about the Vermont Winter Experience. Available December 9th, 2016 to April 2, 2017. Weather permitting.

Off-Site Dog Sled Adventures
We’re pleased to offer off-site dog sled tours through award winning Eden Mountain Dog Sledding. Experience the exhilaration of soaring through scenic meadows and pristine woodlands, led by an eager team of Alaskan Huskies. You'll have an experience that you'll find yourself revisiting in memory again and again.
Call 802-635-9070 or inquire at the Smugglers' Notch Nordic Center for pricing information or to make reservations. Limited space available, Weather permitting.

Ice Fishing Tours
We can't make it through the winter without fishing, so why not join us for a great winter experience? Try your luck with tip-ups and jigging for fish on some of Vermont's most scenic lakes with our guided instructional ice fishing tours. Throughout the winter we target many different species of fish in many different bodies of water. These species include Northern Pike, Landlocked Salmon and Lake Trout. We will also pursue many other types of fish, including Brown and Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch and many more. These trips are great for people who don't even know what ice-fishing is, or for an experienced ice-fisherman who is visiting and doesn't have any of their gear. We will show you our secret techniques to getting more fish on the ice both by jigging and use of tip-ups. We explain when to use which setup and when its best to use a combination of the two.
Available daily by reservation. 1 person - $149 for 4 hours, $49 for each additional person. To book a trip or for more information please call the Fly Rod Shop at 1-802-253-7346. Ages 15 & up require a valid Vermont fishing license. They can be acquired online or directly from the Fly Rod Shop. Weather permitting.

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