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Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Programs

Providing the opportunity for Winter recreation for children and adults of all abilities

Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Program
provides therapeutic recreation for children and adults of all abilities.

Experiences are tailored to meet the needs and goals of each individual. Some campers/students may require two counselors/instructors, while others may be appropriately paired with one counselor.

We also offer an inclusion program with our ski and snowboard programs for children. This gives a child with special needs the opportunity to socialize with his/her peers while still maintaining the support he/she needs through the adaptive program.

There is no age limit for the program. Half and full day lessons are available. Our highly trained instructors will evaluate each individual's needs and goals and determine their equipment requirements. Smugglers' adaptive program maintains an inventory of adaptive equipment including mono-skis, bi-skis and a slider. Snowboarding is also available.

What guests are saying... "By far the best program we have found! Above and beyond our expectations - the staff was amazing and the quality of the program made our vacation!"

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 am Skiing or Snowboarding Skiing or Snowboarding Horseback Riding Skiing or Snowboarding Sleigh Ride
12:00 noon Lunch Lunch Bag Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 pm Skiing or Snowboarding Skiing or Snowboarding Horseback Riding Skiing or Snowboarding Skiing or Snowboarding
3:00 pm Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Swim Lessons Dog Sledding Swimming, Swim Lessons 2:30 pm Pick-up Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating
4:00 pm Pick-up Pick-up Pick-up Pick-up

Advanced reservations are required in order to meet each individuals needs. Due to popular demand we have limited space during our peak weeks. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Please make your reservation as early as possible. The adaptive camp/lesson must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance for a full refund. No refund will be given within 24 hours of the start of camp/lesson.

For further information about our school programs, pricing information, or to book a reservation please call the Smugglers' adaptive program directly at (802)644-8502 or email
Alisa Anderson, Program Manager

In 2013, the Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Program fielded a team of athletes for the first time in the Vermont Winter Special Olympics. The team that competed in the March 2013 Games at Suicide Six Ski Area in Woodstock, Vermont included a snowboarder competing in the Giant Slalom, Super G and Slalom on the advanced course; a bi skier competing in Giant Slalom, Super G and Slalom on the intermediate course; and two skiers competing in Giant Slalom, Super G and Slalom on the intermediate course.

Our team doubled in size for the March 2014 Vermont Special Olympics. Six skiers, one bi-skier and one snowboarder competed in Slalom and Super G at the novice and intermediate levels.

Our adaptive athletes and coaches are looking forward to competing in 2015!

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