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Ski & Snowboard Camps, Lessons & Fun Activities

Notch Squad - Skills and thrills for kids ages 11-15

Available December 5, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Smugglers' is a big mountain playground, with lots of opportunities to rip it up on anything from groomed intermediate trails to triple black diamond steeps, glades, and terrain parks for all ability levels. Our Notch Squad groups don’t stand around talking about skiing and riding; your time is spent doing it, with coaching from our staff that will step your game up to the next level. Never skied or snowboarded before? No problem. Our programs will get you on the right track and have you feeling comfortable skiing or riding our green terrain in a matter of days - maybe intermediate blues too! With our Full Day Notch Squad Camp, you may end up exploring Sterling and Madonna by the end of the week! You may also want to consider the benefit of receiving a
private lesson.

Flaik GPS units are included in all-day ski and snowboard camp programs for tracking vertical, mileage and speed! Also, beginning snowboarders will be set up with Burton Learn to Ride equipment. Beginners will enjoy the best possible introductory experience by combining this specially designed equipment with the teaching expertise of Smugglers' Snow Sport University professionals.


Notch Squad Ski or Snowboard 2 Hour Lessons

These 2 hour lessons are a great way to get a sampling of our popular full day camp.

Daily (Levels 1-9) 10:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Non-holiday* rate: $75 per person, per lesson. Holiday* rate: $95 per person, per lesson.Your choice of one lesson daily for those children paid to be on the Club Smugglers' FamilyFest Package and the Club Smugglers' Summit Package.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015, January 17-19, 2015 and February 14-22, 2015.
Notch Squad Ski or Snowboard Camp
Daily, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (level 1-4), 9:45 am to 2:30 pm (level 5-9) on-mountain activities with entertainment and lesson until 4:00 pm. Thursday pick-up is at 2:30 pm so our staff can prepare for the Showtime Characters Dance Party!

$139 per day, per child. $104.25 per day, per child for those children paid to be on the Club Smugglers' Classic Package and the Club Smugglers' Summit Package.
Afternoon Entertainment
SSU's Afternoon Entertainment is located in the lower level of the Meeting House and starts at approximately 2:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Sunday - Movie Matinee
A kid-friendly flick will fill the big screen.

Monday - Science Show
The Winter Wizard and Professor Pinhead will prove that SCIENCE is fun!

Tuesday - Marko the Magician

Wednesday - Science Show
The Winter Wizard and Professor Alpine will prove that science CAN be fun!

Thursday:
  Great Race
For SSU Adventure Level 5-9 groups skiing or boarding on the Upper Mountain. The Great Race takes place on the Lower Madonna Liftline. 10:30 am - 12:00 Noon
  Adventure Race For SSU Adventure Level 1-4 groups skiing or boarding on Morse Mountain. Race takes place on Sir Henry's Hill. Hosted by the Friendly Pirate. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursday - Showtime Characters Dance Party!
Mambo with Mogul Mouse, boogie with Billy Bob Bear, shake it up with SnerdBall & Frostie the Snowmaker, do the chicken dance with Bill the Bald Eagle, slide and slither with Sam the Snowsnake, and yell with Yellow Cat. Hosted by Goodtime Charlie, Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate, the FunMeister, and SSU staff. Adventure Race winners will be announced and Cookie Race footage will be shown. From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Lower Level of the Meeting House.

Friday - A World of Pirates
Hosted by the Friendly Pirate and Silver Long Johns with pirate songs, stories, games and history.

Saturday - Science Show
The Winter Wizard and Professor Pinhead will prove that SCIENCE is fun!

Above are sample children's program daily apre ski and ride activities.
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Camp Program Lunch Menu
Levels 1-4 in the Village at the Meeting House or Morse Highlands Day Lodge
Levels 5-9 Upper Mountain at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge

Sunday: Mexican fiesta day
Monday: grilled cheese, veggie burgers, and broccoli florets
Tuesday: lasagna rolette, broccoli florets and garlic bread
Wednesday: hamburgers, veggie burgers, corn, and mashed potatoes
Thursday: macaroni & cheese, broccoli florets, and veggie burgers
Friday: cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza
Saturday: shepard's pie, wheat rolls, and broccoli florets

Other daily offerings include: tossed salad, carrots, celery, assorted salads, whole wheat pasta with sauce, hot soup, whole fruit, soy nut butter & jelly sandwiches, pudding and Jell-O.
Beverages: water, lemonade, milk, chocolate milk, and hot chocolate.

Levels 5-9 at the Top of the Notch: Located on Sterling Mountain. Menu options vary, food provided by the Hearth & Candle.
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Special Extras

Children's FunFeast
SSU instructors, Billy Bob Bear & Mogul Mouse kick off this fantastic pizza party in the Meeting House! Not only is there pizza, you get to make your own sundae, watch a movie, and get a FREE photo of yourself with Mogul & Billy. Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate will host a DJ Dance Party with the Cha-Cha Slide, the Limbo, the Buccaneer Bounce and other great dances.

Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, $35 per child. Note: there is a 4:00 pm drop-off for parents signed-up for the Snowshoe Adventure Dinner. Advance registration is required at the Guest Service Desk.

Kids' Night Out
If your ideal Winter vacation includes a romantic dinner or an evening out socializing at one of our adult events, we offer Kids' Night Out. Kids enjoy dinner, fun and entertainment with our caring staff at TREASURES.

Wednesday & Saturday, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, December 5, 2014 - April 5, 2015. $30 per night, per child (ages 3 - 11). 24-hour advance reservations required. Please have children dressed to walk outside. Children must be toilet trained.
Special New Year's Eve Kids' Night Out, 6:30 pm - 12:30 am, $40 per child. Reserve Early! Call .

Alpine Ski and Snowboard Private Lessons
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!! Sometimes private coaching will give you that little boost you need to move to the next level in your skiing or riding and start exploring more of the mountain. It’s just you and your personal coach, setting your needs and goals, and coaching you to a higher level. You can even request your choice of instructors. Available in one hour or multi-hour sessions for skiing, snowboarding, or telemark. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, particularly during holiday periods and at peak times, when space and instructors may be limited.

Offered daily.
Non-holiday* rate: $105 first person, $75 per additional person, $75 per additional hour.
Holiday* rate: $125 first person, $75 per additional person, $75 per additional hour.


*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015, January 17-19, 2015 and February 14-22, 2015
6-Hour Private Instruction or Guided Tour
This program is ideal for the individual or group that wants personal, private instruction and guiding for the whole day. With your personal coach, you can spend the entire day exploring and enhancing your skills, or your group can split up the day between family members of different ages and abilities.

Offered daily 9:00 am or 10:00 am start time.
Meet at the Gazebo by the Village Lift for Levels 1-4.
Meet in front of the Snow Sport University Building on Sterling and Madonna Mountains for Levels 5-9.

Non-Holiday $855 for group of up to 5 people. Holiday* $875 for group of 5 people. Pre-registration is required as space is limited for this program.


*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015, January 17-19, 2015 and February 14-22, 2015
Terrain Park Private Session (Ages 6-Adult)
This program is designed to help skiers and snowboarders of intermediate or expert levels get the most fun out of the Upper Mountain Terrain Parks' features.

Offered Daily 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. $95 first person, each additional person $60 (offered only when Terrain Parks are open).
Night School for Boarding & Night School for Jibbing
Are you ready for your first snowboard experience? Are you already a skier or rider and want to try your first freestyle moves? Then try one of our Night School programs. Night School for Boarding is a great way for families and everyone else to go snowboarding for the first time. Night School for Jibbing is our program designed to utilize small, entry-level terrain park features to introduce level 4-6 skiers & riders to the world of freestyle. With 1 1/2-hour group sessions and another one-hour of practice time (with coaches on the hill to help you out), new riders and new jibbers can experience the excitement of snowboarding or freestyle skiing.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Sir Henry's Learning Hill. Ages 6 - adult. $49 per person, per session, includes Burton Learn to Ride equipment rental. Must sign up prior to 3:30 pm at the Guest Service Desk or the Ski & Ride Desk. Space available basis. Get outfitted for your equipment between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm at 3 Mountain Equipment. Meet at Sir Henry's Learning & Fun Park after you've been fitted for your equipment.
Scouts Honored – Boy Scouts of America Snow Sports Merit Badge Certification
Smugglers’ Notch Resort has been authorized by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to certify requirements for merit badges in snowboarding, alpine skiing and cross country skiing as part of our Snow Sport University programming. We require that all students be at least a level 4 skier or snowboarder in order to participate. Scouts will have the opportunity to attain their merit badge certification by working one-on-one with their own instructor during a 2-hour private lesson.
This special Boy Scout program is discounted 15% off our regular private lesson price. Please contact the Ski & Ride Desk at ext 1021 to book your lesson in advance.
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