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Club Smugglers' Winter Experience

Celebrate the joys of the Winter season!

From airboard sledding to guided snowshoe treks, our new Club Smugglers' Winter Experience Package 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!



Each morning, you'll immerse yourself in our breathtaking surroundings. 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!

Snowshoeing at Smugglers' Notch Vermont
The Club Smugglers' Winter Experience Package includes:

Plus all these choices too!
Guests participating 2-4 days may choose one activity from the list below as a complimentary inclusion. Guests participating 5 days or more may choose two from the list below as complimentary inclusions.
 • Snowmobile Tour - Drivers must be age 18 & older with a driver's license; younger passengers can ride with a driver or the guide.
 • ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour - Must weigh 70 to 250 lbs and be at least 48 inches in height and fit properly into the safety equipment provided. Available Friday-Sunday.
 • Snowcat Cabin Ride
 • Snowshoe Adventure Dinner - Ages 18 & older. Available Tuesday evening
 • 50-minute Swedish Massage
 • Children's FunFeast - Ages 3-15. Available Tuesday evening.
 • One Evening Specialty Snowshoe Tour. Select evenings.
 • Mini-snowmobile Track Ride for ages 6-12 (Offered Thursday, Friday or Sunday)
 • Family Photo
 • Kids' Night Out - Ages 3-11. Available Wednesday or Saturday.
 • One-day Learn-to-Ski or Snowboard Package - Includes one day rental, 2-hour lesson and beginner lift ticket.

Click here for a daily itinerary of included day time activities.

Sunday click here.

10:00 am - 11:30 am — Snowshoe Trek: Our Forest Heritage:
Explore Vermont's local history, as you snowshoe through the fields and forests surrounding Smugglers'. Learn about the sweet liquid gold of the Maple tree, find the Black Bear's favorite trees, and discover signs of resident deer and moose. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

10:00 am - 11:30 am — Cross-country Ski Lessons
Join our skilled Nordic instructors for a cross-country group lesson. Learn to ski and enjoy the serenity of the Vermont Winter woods. Meet at the Nordic Center. Cross-country rental equipment is available for $19 per person, per day.

10:15 am - 12:00 noon — Winter Walking: Explore the Notch Wike
Smugglers' Notch Pass, with its rich history as a smuggling route and its unique geological formations, will be our focus. Our trek will take us to the top of the Notch road where Winter recreation enthusiasts take advantage of the "no cars allowed" rule and the magnificent beauty of the Notch in the Winter. Equipment provided, meet at Teen Alley.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm — Zeke’s Place Soup Shack Open
Guests can access this cozy soup stop from our cross-country and snowshoe trails. Located on the Country Road cross-country ski trail approximately 1 mile from the Smugglers’ Notch Nordic Center and close to the ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour. It’s a great spot to warm up, purchase a delicious cup of soup and catch up with friends. Purchases are cash only.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm — Snowshoe Trek: Where’s the Bear?
One of the most magnificent and interesting, yet elusive animals that make this area its home is the Black Bear. Learn more about the variety of habitat that a Black Bear might use during a yearly seasonal cycle, what types of plants and animals support these seasonal activities and why we hardly ever see them. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm — Broomball
Join us for a rousing game of broomball, a fun game played on the ice without the skates. Helmets are required; no skates or ski boots allowed. Equipment provided, meet at the ice rink by the Nordic Center. Weather Permitting.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm — Bonfire
Come together to wind down the day and enjoy some hot cocoa with new friends and old. Meet at the fire pit by the Gazebo on the Village Green.
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Monday click here.
10:00 am - 11:30 am — Smuggs-A-Thon Family Challenge
Join us for this fun-filled race and treasure hunt! Follow the clues and explore around the Village in search of hidden letterboxes and collect all the stamps you need to win. Come prepared to be outside. Ages 12 & under need to be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Outer Limits Teen Center by the Courtside Pool.

10:00 am - 11:30 am — Cross-country Ski Lessons
Join our skilled Nordic instructors for a cross-country group lesson. Learn to ski and enjoy the serenity of the Vermont Winter woods. Meet at the Nordic Center. Cross-country rental equipment is available for $19 per person, per day.

10:15 am - 12:00 noon — Winter Walking: Intro Walk
A true four season sport, our guides will introduce you to walking in the Winter. Learn the do's and don'ts as you explore the gentle terrain surrounding Smuggs. Enjoy the scenery, fresh air, good company, and get some beneficial exercise as well! Equipment provided, meet at Teen Alley.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm — High Elevation Snowshoe Tour
Ride the Village chair lift to the top of Morse Mountain, explore the back-country terrain of Morse Mountain and learn the history of Bacon's Run as you descend. Beginners welcome! Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm — Snowshoe Trek: Winter Survival
Have you ever wondered what you might need to know to survive outdoors in the Winter? Learn some essential Winter survival skills and tips on how to provide food, warmth, and shelter from the cold on this fun and adventurous trek. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Airboarding
Try the Newest Snow Sport - you're sure to get air! An Airboard, is an inflated sled similar in size to a water raft. Airboards are lightweight and easy to maneuver, so you’ll be carving perfect turns in no time. Guests must attend a short instructional clinic before venturing on their own. Users must be at least 10 years old, 48” tall, and wear a helmet. Equipment provided, meet at Morse Highlands Lodge.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Snowshoe Trek: Sugar on Snow
This trip for the whole family will take you on an educational and fun guided trek where you will learn a bit about the history and process of Maple Sugaring. Upon your return to the Nordic Center, enjoy a sweet treat of Sugar on Snow, a Vermont tradition. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm — Smuggs Mug Snowman Painting
Come join us and make a snowman come alive on a clear glass mug. No snow, no carrots, and no coal; instead we will use acrylic enamel paints, brushes, and a technique referred to as layering. After 24 hours you need to bake it in the oven to set then it will be ready to go. Let it snow! All materials provided. Meet at the Artists in the Mountains Room at Morse Highlands Lodge.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm — Bonfire
Come together to wind down the day and enjoy some hot cocoa with new friends and old. Meet at the fire pit by the Gazebo on the Village Green.
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Tuesday click here.
10:00 am - 11:30 am — Snowshoe Trek: Vermont Experience
Explore the quiet beauty of our wooded trails as you search for animal tracks, learn about local history and take in the scenery of the dramatic Vermont Winter landscape. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

10:00 am - 11:30 am — Cross-country Ski Lessons
Join our skilled Nordic instructors for a cross-country group lesson. Learn to ski and enjoy the serenity of the Vermont Winter woods. Meet at the Nordic Center. Cross-country rental equipment is available for $19 per person, per day.

10:15 am - 12:00 noon — Winter Walking: Meadows in Winter Wike
All you ever wanted to know about the Smugglers' Notch Area and its natural history. We'll walk through snow-covered meadows and woods as you learn even more about local farming and logging activities in the area. Equipment provided, meet at Teen Alley.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm — Zeke’s Place Soup Shack Open
Guests can access this cozy soup stop from our cross-country and snowshoe trails. Located on the Country Road cross-country ski trail approximately 1 mile from the Smugglers’ Notch Nordic Center and close to the ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour. It’s a great spot to warm up, purchase a delicious cup of soup and catch up with friends. Purchases are cash only.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm — Snowshoe Trek: Soup and Snowshoes
Enjoy a guided trek through the woods out to our cozy Soup Shack. Warm up by the fire with a complimentary bowl of fresh, hearty, homemade soup before a gentle stroll back to the Nordic Center. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm — Hot Chocolate from Around the World
Tantalize your taste buds and awaken your senses as you learn to combine chocolate with spices and herbs! We will look at the health benefits of chocolate & spices, make & take home three amazing hot chocolate blends and receive tons of recipes. Pre-registration required. Meet at the Nordland Library.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Airboarding
You're sure to get air! An Airboard, is an inflated sled similar in size to a water raft. Airboards are lightweight and easy to maneuver, so you’ll be carving perfect turns in no time. Guests must attend a short instructional clinic before venturing on their own. Users must be at least 10 years old, 48” tall, and wear a helmet. Equipment provided, meet at Morse Highlands Lodge.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Cardio Drumming
This fitness class combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the mental activity of coordinating music and rhythm. Join us for this fun class that uses yoga balls and drum sticks and move to the beat! Meet at Nordland Library.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm — Bonfire
Come together to wind down the day and enjoy some hot cocoa with new friends and old. Meet at the fire pit by the Gazebo on the Village Green.
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Wednesday click here.
10:00 am - 11:30 am — Snowshoe Trek: Winter Survival
Have you ever wondered what you might need to know to survive outdoors in the Winter? Learn some essential Winter survival skills and tips on how to provide food, warmth, and shelter from the cold on this fun and adventurous trek. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

10:00 am - 11:30 am — Cross-country Ski Lessons
Join our skilled Nordic instructors for a cross-country group lesson. Learn to ski and enjoy the serenity of the Vermont Winter woods. Meet at the Nordic Center. Cross-country rental equipment is available for $19 per person, per day.

10:15 am - 12:00 noon — Winter Walking: Nordic Walking
Take your Winter walking a "notch" higher by joining our Nordic Walking session. Learn about this new form of light exercise that is rapidly growing in popularity. Designed primarily for the non-winter seasons, it's easy to do on our packed routes. You'll use special ski poles for complete body toning. Pre-registration required. Equipment provided, meet at Teen Alley.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm — Back Country Snowshoe Tour
Explore the undisturbed Smugglers' Notch back country that few ever get to see. You'll get a completely unique look at the sheer beauty and majesty of the Notch formation from your vantage point below the Notch Road. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Airboarding
You're sure to get air! An Airboard is an inflated sled similar in size to a water raft. Airboards are lightweight and easy to maneuver, so you’ll be carving perfect turns in no time. Guests must attend a short instructional clinic before venturing on their own. Users must be at least 10 years old, 48” tall, and wear a helmet. Equipment provided, meet at Morse Highlands lift.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm — Broomball
Join us for a rousing game of broomball, a fun game played on the ice without the skates. Helmets are required; no skates or ski boots allowed. Meet at the ice rink by the Nordic Center. Weather permitting.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Family Snowshoe Cider Trek
Bring the whole family for an adventure through the woods. Experience an educational and fun guided trek following our special kids' trail, followed by hot apple cider at the Nordic Center. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm — Bonfire
Come together to wind down the day and enjoy some hot cocoa with new friends and old. Meet at the fire pit by the Gazebo on the Village Green.
CLOSE

Thursday click here.
10:00 am - 11:30 am — Snowshoe Trek: Where’s the Bear?
One of the most magnificent and interesting, yet elusive animals that make this area its home is the Black Bear. Learn more about the variety of habitat that a Black Bear might use during a yearly seasonal cycle, what types of plants and animals support these seasonal activities and why we hardly ever see them. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

10:00 am - 11:30 am — Cross-country Ski Lessons
Join our skilled Nordic instructors for a cross-country group lesson. Learn to ski and enjoy the serenity of the Vermont Winter woods. Meet at the Nordic Center. Cross-country rental equipment is available for $19 per person, per day.

10:15 am - 12:00 noon — Winter Walking: Winter Woods Wike
Explore the ecology of the winter woods as you traverse our woodland trails and country roads. Learn what woodland critters make their homes here and how they survive the Vermont climate. Pre-reistration required. Equipment provided, meet at Teen Alley.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm — Zeke’s Place Soup Shack Open
Guests can access this cozy soup stop from our cross-country and snowshoe trails. Located on the Country Road cross-country ski trail approximately 1 mile from the Smugglers’ Notch Nordic Center and close to the ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour. It’s a great spot to warm up, purchase a delicious cup of soup and catch up with friends. Purchases are cash only.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm — High Elevation Snowshoe Tour
Ride the Village chair lift to the top of Morse Mountain, explore the back-country terrain of Morse Mountain and learn the history of Bacon's Run as you descend. Beginners welcome! Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm — Snowshoe Trek: Soup and Snowshoes
Enjoy a guided trek through the woods out to Zeke's cozy Soup Shack. Warm up by the fire with a complimentary bowl of fresh, hearty, homemade soup before a gentle stroll back to the Nordic Center. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Airboarding
You're sure to get air! An Airboard is an inflated sled similar in size to a water raft. Airboards are lightweight and easy to maneuver, so you’ll be carving perfect turns in no time. Guests must attend a short instructional clinic before venturing on their own. Users must be at least 10 years old, 48” tall, and wear a helmet. Equipment provided, meet at Morse Highlands lift.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm — Winter Carnival
Goodtime Charlie hosts our weekly Winter carnival on the Village Green. Join us for family fun as we celebrate Winter with music, food, and games. Wicked Good Ice will be on hand with a special ice carving demonstration and our activities staff will entertain with Winter games, races, bonfire, and hot chocolate. On the Village Green.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm — Bonfire
Come together to wind down the day and enjoy some hot cocoa with new friends and old. Meet at the fire pit by the Gazebo on the Village Green.
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Friday click here.
10:00 am - 11:30 am — Snowshoe Trek: Vermont Experience
Explore the quiet beauty of our wooded trails as you search for animal tracks, learn about local history and take in the scenery of the dramatic Vermont Winter landscape. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

10:00 am - 11:30 am — Cross-country Ski Lessons
Join our skilled Nordic instructors for a cross-country group lesson. Learn to ski and enjoy the serenity of the Vermont Winter woods. Meet at the Nordic Center. Cross-country rental equipment is available for $19 per person, per day.

10:15 am - 12:00 noon — Winter Walking: Explore the Notch Wike
Smugglers' Notch Pass, with its rich history as a smuggling route and its unique geological formations, will be our focus. Our trek will take us to the top of the Notch road where Winter recreation enthusiasts take advantage of the "no cars allowed" rule and the magnificent beauty of the Notch in the Winter. Equipment provided, meet at Teen Alley.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm — Back Country Cross-Country Skiing
Get off the beaten path and be the first to make tracks on a scenic rolling backcountry tour. Glide along creek sides and climb deep into the forest to experience Winter beauty and stillness. This is a low angle slow-paced tour over rolling terrain; expect plenty of surprises and fun play spots along the way. Bring your own touring gear or reserve rentals when registering. Rentals not included. Ski level- Should be a confident cross country or telemark skier. Meet at the Nordic Center.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Airboarding
You're sure to get air! An Airboard is an inflated sled similar in size to a water raft. Airboards are lightweight and easy to maneuver, so you’ll be carving perfect turns in no time. Guests must attend a short instructional clinic before venturing on their own. Users must be at least 10 years old, 48” tall, and wear a helmet. Equipment provided, meet at Morse Highlands lift.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm — Broomball
Join us for a rousing game of broomball, a fun game played on the ice without the skates. Helmets are required; no skates or ski boots allowed. Equipment provided, meet at the ice rink by the Nordic Center. Weather permitting.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Family Cardio Drumming
Bring the whole family to this fun and rhythmic class. This fitness class combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the mental activity of coordinating music and rhythm. Join us for this fun class that uses yoga balls and drum sticks and move to the beat! Meet at Nordland Library.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm — Bonfire
Come together to wind down the day and enjoy some hot cocoa with new friends and old. Meet at the fire pit by the Gazebo on the Village Green.
CLOSE

Saturday click here.
10:00 am - 11:30 am — Snowshoe Trek: Where’s the Bear?
One of the most magnificent and interesting, yet elusive animals that make this area its home is the Black Bear. Learn more about the variety of habitat that a Black Bear might use during a yearly seasonal cycle, what types of plants and animals support these seasonal activities, and why we hardly ever see them. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

10:00 am - 11:30 am — Cross-country Ski Lessons
Join our skilled Nordic instructors for a cross-country group lesson. Learn to ski and enjoy the serenity of the Vermont Winter woods. Meet at the Nordic Center. Cross-country rental equipment is available for $19 per person, per day.

10:15 am - 12:00 noon — Winter Walking: Nordic Walking
Take your Winter walking a "notch" higher by joining our Nordic Walking session. Learn about this new form of light exercise that is rapidly growing in popularity. Designed primarily for the non-winter seasons, it's easy to do on our packed routes. You'll use special ski poles for complete body toning. Equipment provided, meet at Teen Alley.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm — Zeke’s Place Soup Shack Open
Guests can access this cozy soup stop from our cross-country and snowshoe trails. Located on the Country Road cross-country ski trail approximately 1 mile from the Smugglers’ Notch Nordic Center and close to the ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour. It’s a great spot to warm up, purchase a delicious cup of soup and catch up with friends. Purchases are cash only.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm — Snowshoe Trek: Soup and Snowshoes
Enjoy a guided trek through the woods out to our cozy Soup Shack. Warm up by the fire with a bowl of fresh, hearty, homemade soup before a gentle stroll back to the Nordic Center. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm — Back Country Snowshoe Tour
Explore the undisturbed Smugglers' Notch back country that few ever get to see. You'll get a completely unique look at the sheer beauty and majesty of the Notch formation from your vantage point below the Notch Road. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Smuggs-A-Thon Family Challenge
Join us for this fun-filled race and treasure hunt! Follow the clues and explore around the Village in search of hidden letterboxes and collect all the stamps you need to win. Come prepared to be outside. Ages 12 & under need to be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Outer Limits Teen Center by the Courtside Pool.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Family Snowshoe Cider Trek
Bring the whole family for an adventure through the woods. Experience an educational and fun guided trek following our special kids' trail, followed by hot apple cider at the Nordic Center. Equipment provided, meet at the Nordic Center.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm — Bonfire
Come together to wind down the day and enjoy some hot cocoa with new friends and old. Meet at the fire pit by the Gazebo on the Village Green.
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Call 877-741-6599 to make your reservation today!          24-Hour Pre-registration Required!

You are welcome to join our Vermont Winter Experience as a day program at a rate of $68 per adult; $52 per youth age 17 & younger, per day. To receive the additional activities listed above you must participate in two or more consecutive days. Available January 2 – April 11, 2015.
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