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Sterling Ice Cliff
Tuesday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Peak Expeditions is pleased to offer a pay-per climb experience on the ice cliffs of Sterling Mountain. Just a ski lift ride away is one of the most adventurous thrills of a lifetime. Ride the Sterling lift and ski down Upper Rumrunners until where it goes under the Sterling lift - the ice cliff is directly adjacent. Strap on some crampons, grab some ice axes and give ice climbing a try with our experienced staff. Must have a valid lift ticket, accessible by chairlift only. Ice Climb tickets can be purchased at the Base Lodge or Village Center ticket booths. Weather permitting.
$9 per climb or 3 consecutive climbs for $24, equipment provided, ages 11 & older.

Winter Via Feratta
Thursday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Using rope techniques such as rope bridges, rappels and Tyrolean traverse Peak Expeditions will guide you through a unique frozen ice canyon in Smugglers’ Notch. Tours take place in, around and above some of the most scenic chasms and waterfalls in the area. Let Peak Expeditions take you on a one of a kind frozen adventure in the hidden treasure of the Madonna Ice Canyon. Meets in front of the Madonna/Sterling Mountains Base Lodge.
$59 per person, ages 11 & older.

Madonna Canyon Ice Climbing & Custom Ice Climbing Packages
The Madonna Ice Canyon is an amazing natural ice canyon conveniently located next to the Madonna Ski lift the. The Ice Canyon offers numerous ice climbing opportunities for beginners and more advanced alike. If a harder challenge is what your looking for Smuggler’s Notch offers some of the greatest ice climbing in New England. Join Peak Expeditions for a 2.5 – 5 hour adventure, you will be introduced to the equipment needed for snow, ice and mountaineering activities. You will hone your skills on progressively more difficult routes and enjoy the company of family and friends. Ski boots are required for this program; please visit 3 Mountain Equipment for rentals if needed. Weather Permitting. Ages 11 and older. By Appointment Only, Call 802.468.PEAK

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. Weather permitting, limited space available.

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