Available December 6, 2013 - April 6, 2014
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Winter Walking is included in all the Club Smugglers' Packages.
With so much beauty surrounding us, we can't help but come up with new ways for you to experience our Winter wonderland. Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts have long delighted in the beauty of Smugglers’ in Winter with spectacular vistas at every turn. That's what inspired our Winter Walking Program.
Not skiing or riding today? Join our skilled guides and discover the Wonder of Winter at Smuggs. No special skills required... just the desire to experience nature and the outdoors. Learn Winter weather walking techniques while being introduced to the Winter environment and heritage of the area.
Join us Monday through Friday! We'll start our morning at 10:15 am in Teen Alley for hot chocolate (or coffee) and introduce the Winter walking "topic of the day". Dress for the outdoors and for light to moderate outdoor exercise. For use during the program, we will provide Yaktrax to wear over your snowboots for improved traction in Winter, trekking poles and a daypack. Our Winter Walking program is best suited for individuals 18 and older.
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!
Monday 10:15 am - 12:00 noon
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.
Tuesday 10:15 am - 12:00 noon
Nordic Walking... Winter Fitness
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.
Wednesday 10:15 am - 12:00 noon
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.
Thursday 10:15 am - 12:00 noon
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.
Friday 10:15 am - 12:00 noon
Please note: These programs may be modified or cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Our Winter Walking Program is included in all Club Smugglers' Packages.