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Learn to Ski & Snowboard Lessons and Programs

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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
First Timer Ski or Snowboard Program

Snowboard First Timers lesson
The First Timer program at Smuggs is for every first-time skier or snowboarder (age 5 through adult). Purchase your First Timer program directly at 3 Mountain Equipment located in Smugglers' Notch Resort Village at the base of Morse Mountain. Each day of the First Timer experience includes:

   • Full day Morse Mountain lift ticket
   • 2 hour beginner (levels 1 & 2) group lesson, 10:00 am or 1:00 pm daily
   • Ski or snowboard rental equipment with helmet




Available daily: December 8, 2017 - April 8, 2018 ; no reservation required.
Rate: Only $99 per day. For best results we recommend three consecutive days but this is not required.

Special First Timer Vermont Resident Pricing!
Lift, Lesson, and Rental Equipment - only $59
Learners Permit - Bundle of 3
This package will allow you to select the days you wish to build your skill level on skis or snowboard with a big savings from buying a separate single day package. PLUS--once you complete all three Learner's Permit First Timer Lessons you'll receive a FREE Bash Badge to use for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Bash Badge benefits:
   • $25 lift tickets
   • 50% discount on group lessons
   • 50% discount on children's camps
   • 50% discount on rental equipment
   • PLUS $15 per day for a half-day afternoon lift ticket!
...and much more!
Rate: - only $119 (Available to Vermont residents only) For additional information on your FREE Bash Badge click here: Bash Badge.
Learners Permit Plus
This package includes all of the benefits of Learner's Permit in addition you'll receive a pair of Rossignol Experience Program skis and bindings when you complete your three Learner's Permit First Timer Lessons.
Rate: only $329 per person (Available to Vermont residents only)

To book an SSU Lesson or Program call 800-523-2754.


Where should I go when I arrive at the resort?
Upon arriving at the Resort main entrance, bear right and follow signs to park at 3 Mountain Equipment (3ME). Purchase your First Timer lesson package and equipment rental at 3 Mountain Equipment.

Pre-registration is not necessary, but please arrive early enough to allow us to outfit you with your rental equipment prior to the start of your lesson. Lockers are available for your belongings.
When and where are my lessons?
2 hour beginner (levels 1 & 2) group lessons meet at 9:45 am and start 10:00 am or 12:45 pm and start at 1:00 pm daily. They meet at the Snow Sport University greeting area at the base of the Village Lift at Morse Mountain.

Once you have been fitted for your equipment the 3ME staff can assist you with finding the pathway to the Greeting Area at the base of the Village Lift at Morse Mountain.
American Express — The official sponsor of the Learn to Ski and Ride program. $10 OFF when you use your American Express card at the ticket booth.





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