#1 Kid-Friendly Resort in the East! - SKI Magazine Reader Survey 2018

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Award-winning children's ski and snowboard programs for all ages at Smugglers' Notch

Our kid-friendly ski and snowboard programs build confidence and skills

#1 Kid Friendly
Snow Sport University
Snow Sport University is proud to be a member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors.

New this Winter, Smugglers' introduces RFID technology. This will allow hands-free gate access to the mountain lifts. A personalized Notch Card is required and available to purchase for $5 plus tax. Once purchased this reusable all-season card will have the option to reload online for various products and at our point of sale locations.
For more information, visit smuggs.com/notchcard
"A wonderful holiday vacation! Snow Sport University is in the Ivy League!" — Bill from Vienna, VA

At Snow Sport University (SSU) we connect you and your family to the mountains through safety, fun and learning. Whether you're new to snow sports or ready to explore more challenging terrain, Snow Sport University's experienced guides will help you develop the skills and confidence to meet your goals. Our SSU staff personally makes sure your entire family, from toddlers to adults, beginners to experts, has the best possible on-mountain experience and end each session with more skill and knowledge as they progress throughout the week.
Got kids?®

We are the only resort with specially designed kid-friendly programs that divide age groups by small increments, based on the learning capacity and developmental stages of children — with fun at the heart of every program. Our all-day children's programs for ages 3-15 use Flaik GPS as a way to capture on-mountain fun by tracking miles, vertical feet, and trails skied each day. Children 6 weeks to 3 years and not yet ready to ski or ride, can enjoy their day at TREASURES.

Click on any of the photos below for detailed information about each program.

Little Rascals

Little Rascals on Snow - Ski introduction for toddlers ages 2-1/2 to 3 years in the relaxed setting of our TREASURES nursery with its dedicated slope and conveyor lift.

Discovery Dynamos

Discovery Dynamos - Guided discovery with care for Preschoolers ages 3 to 4 years encourage development and build confidence...

TrailBlazers Kids 5-6

Trail Blazers - Focused development with delight for Kindergarteners & First Graders ages 5 to 6 years in our all-day or 2-hour programs.

Adventure Rangers

Adventure Rangers - Inspired learning through exploration for ages 7 to 10 years.


Notch Squad


Notch Squad - Skills and thrills for kids ages 11 to 15 years as they explore our 3 mountain playground.

Mountain Explorer

Mountain Explorers - Tailored experiences with thrills for ages 16 to 20 years

Snow Sport University programs for adults
Our guides introduce adults to the thrill and excitement of progressing in their skills, discovering new and hidden terrain, opening up a world of on-and-off-trail adventures you may never discover on your own.


Adults - Ski & Snowboard Lessons for ages 18 & older!

Get the most out of your time on the mountain. Let our guides lead you to the terrain you are looking for.

Special programs for all ages

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.

Night School for Boarding & Night School for Jibbing

Night School for Boarding is a relaxed evening session for beginners to learn and practice new skills. Night School for Jibbing is designed to utilize small, entry-level terrain park features to introduce level 4-6 skiers & riders to the world of freestyle.

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