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Winter 2014-2015 Calendar of Events

Fun for you and your family on and off the snow!

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Take a ride to the top of our world on the Cat Trax Express!
Take a ride to the top of our world on the Cat Trax Express!
Our new 12-passenger heated cabin snowcat will take you on a mountain tour like no other. Watch the weekly fireworks from the Morse summit, or get first tracks on Saturday mornings - you'll get a unique and thrilling glimpse of our mountain environment!
Sunday, March 1
AUTOMASTER CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY - The Automaster is the "Official Car Dealership" of Smugglers' Notch. The Automaster Customer Appreciation Day gives Automaster customers the opportunity to receive 50% off vouchers to ski or ride for the day.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 27th, 28th, and March 1st après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Long Trail Ale.

Friday, March 6
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 6th, 7th, 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Bud Light.

Saturday, March 7
Radio 92.9 Boston Rock & Rides at Smuggs! Join Boston Radio 92.9’s Rock & Ride at Smuggs hosted by Jason Rossi and DJ Petro! They’ll be out on the slopes in the morning and early afternoon skiing and riding, playing games and rocking with Radio 92.9’s music! Jason and DJ Petro will join Smuggs own Goodtime Charlie at the Black Bear Lounge from 2:00 pm – 4;00 pm ... a chance for you to score over $1,000 in free music, concert tickets, lift tickets, Winter gear and even a pair of skis or a snowboard! See you there!

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 6th, 7th, 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Bud Light.

Sunday, March 8
Extreme Skiing Challenge - The Smugglers' Notch Ski and Snowboard Club will host the 2015 Smugglers' Notch Extreme Skiing Challenge – an opportunity for junior and adult freeskiers to show their stuff on some of the most difficult terrain Smugglers' Notch has to offer! The course is planned for the Madonna headwall, an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps. Competitors will be judged on line, control, fluidity, technique and style.

As the competitors run the course on the headwall from just below Catwalk to just above Madonna midstation, the best seats in the house for watching the excitement will be on the Madonna summit lift. Spectators also can view from a roped off area at the Red Fox Glades near the finish area at the base of the Madonna headwall, easily accessed from midstation.

$45 entry fee (includes t-shirt) and $39 lift ticket available. The field will be capped at 100 competitors.

Register now at www.snscvt.com!

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Jammin’ Sam will join Boston's 92.9. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 6th, 7th, 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Bud Light.

Friday, March 13
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Angry Orchard.

Saturday, March 14
Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club - SNSC is hosting the annual George Tormey Challenge. This U14 and U16 event is for the athletes who didn't qualify for state championships. Usually first year athletes who want to keep the season going. Come see these young athletes 12 to 15 years old race Giant Slalom, they are competing for bragging rights and all that swag.

Sports Hub Radio — Join the ski team from the home of the Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics, 98.5 The Sports Hub, for an après ski party on March 14th from 2:00 pm – 4:00pm. Goodtime Charlie and The Sports Hub staff will be playing trivia and fun contests! Enter the contests to win awesome Sports Hub prizes, including a pair of Celtics tickets! See you there!

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Angry Orchard.

Benefit Rail Jam - This special rail jam benefits the Molly Rowlee Fund, which supports families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. This is the fifth year at Smuggs for this event, and it promises to again be awesome - come out and have some fun and support this great cause! The good times include music, giveaways, and a raffle. The cost to participate is $25. Register from noon to 1:00 pm at the yurt in parking lot #1. The event begins at 2:00 pm in the Zone. Information about the Molly Fund can be found online at www.mollyrowlee.org

Sunday, March 15
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Angry Orchard.

Friday, March 20
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Prohibition.

Saturday, March 21
RAMP Sports Equipment Demo - RAMP is transforming the way skis and snowboards are manufactured, using a revolutionary patent-pending process that makes use of earth friendly, US made materials to produce the most technical products on the market. Stop by the Madonna/Sterling Mountains Base Lodge and try the newest line of ski & snowboard equipment. Visit rampsports.com

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Prohibition.

Sunday, March 22
RAMP Sports Equipment Demo - RAMP is transforming the way skis and snowboards are manufactured, using a revolutionary patent-pending process that makes use of earth friendly, US made materials to produce the most technical products on the market. Stop by the Madonna/Sterling Mountains Base Lodge and try the newest line of ski & snowboard equipment. Visit rampsports.com

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Prohibition.

Friday, March 27
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 27th, 28th, & 29th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Saturday, March 28
SunCommon will be saluting 2015 with helpful hints to the skiers and riders at Smuggs with insight on how to save big on using solar energy to offset our carbon footprint. Learn how you can make a difference by converting your energy consumption to a solar array from industry experts. Give them a minute of your time and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary drink coupon (up to $7 value) on this day. Better wear shades cause SunCommon will be shining bright!

AUTOMASTER CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY - The Automaster is the "Official Car Dealership" of Smugglers' Notch. The Automaster Customer Appreciation Day gives Automaster customers the opportunity to receive 50% off vouchers to ski or ride for the day.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 27th, 28th, & 29th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Blast From the Past Race - The Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club invites skiers (21 & over) to bash gates and relive their glory days with a qualifying GS course beginning at 9:30 am (two runs; best run of two) followed by a pro-style dual SL course for the top 16 men and the top 8 women. The equipment doesn't have to be "old," just the racers. Hamburger/hot dog barbecue and beverages included in the entry fee of $35. Registration takes place from 7:30 am - 9:00 am; inspection from 8:15 am - 9:15 am. Call 802-644-1177 for more information. It's the 21st year of Blast from the Past - come celebrate!

Maple Open House Weekend - Celebrate the sweet taste of maple syrup during this annual event, now in its tenth year, when sugarmakers open their doors to visitors with tours and an array of maple products for sale. Use Smugglers' as your home base to visit maple sugarhouses! For a listing of open sugarhouses all around the state visit vermontmaple.org

Maple Sugar Festival at the Boyden Valley Winery -
The Boyden Valley Winery will host a variety of family friendly activities from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm including sugar on snow, maple syrup sample tastings, demonstrations of maple sugaring with a traditional wood-fired evaporator, winery tours at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm (tours suitable for all ages). There will also be featured maple wines, liqueur, and Vermont Ice Hard Cider, and donuts with maple cream will be available at the sugar house while they last.

The Boyden Valley Winery is conveniently located at the junction of Routes 104 and 15 in Cambridge, just 7 miles from Smugglers' Notch! Free parking, no admission fee.

20th Annual BrewFest Part 2 - Sample the finest in local and regional craft beers! Our Spring BrewFest highlights the season's lighter flavors as well as perennial favorites; we'll post the spring brewery line-up as soon as breweries are confirmed. A DJ spins the tunes and the Resort's Mountain Grille provides munchies. From 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir glass. 21 and older, please. For information on great rates on BrewFest group lodging packages, please call 800-521-0536.

Sunday, March 29
AUTOMASTER CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY - The Automaster is the "Official Car Dealership" of Smugglers' Notch. The Automaster Customer Appreciation Day gives Automaster customers the opportunity to receive 50% off vouchers to ski or ride for the day.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 27th, 28th, & 29th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Maple Open House Weekend - Celebrate the sweet taste of maple syrup during this annual event, when sugarmakers open their doors to visitors, with tours and an array of maple products for sale. Use Smugglers' as your home base to visit maple sugarhouses! For a listing of open sugarhouses all around the state visit vermontmaple.org

Maple Sugar Festival at the Boyden Valley Winery -
The Boyden Valley Winery will host a variety of family friendly activities from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm including sugar on snow, maple syrup sample tastings, demonstrations of maple sugaring with a traditional wood-fired evaporator, winery tours at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm (tours suitable for all ages). There will also be featured maple wines, liqueur, and Vermont Ice Hard Cider, and donuts with maple cream will be available at the sugar house while they last.

The Boyden Valley Winery is conveniently located at the junction of Routes 104 and 15 in Cambridge, just 7 miles from Smugglers' Notch! Free parking, no admission fee.
Thursday, April 2
MapleFest Winter Carnival — The Village Courtyard will host the first annual MapleFest Winter Carnival from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Our MapleFest Winter Carnival will feature games, sugar on snow, and specialty food and beverage samplings. Live boiling demos will showcase the process of turning sap into syrup. You'll learn firsthand from Vermont maple producers about the different grades of syrup, equipment technology and the history associated with this springtime tradition. FREE admission! For more details go to smuggs.com/maple

Ski School vs Ski Patrol Dual Slalom Race on Morse Mountain — This will be a great spectator opportunity for you to watch two of Smugglers’ most competitive downhill departments, Ski School and Ski Patrol, take on each other in a fun Dual Slalom Race! 5:00 pm on Morse Mountain.

Friday, April 3
Easter weekend fun! - Join us at 6:00 pm in the Meeting House where there will be an Easter Crafts Party! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, April 4
3rd Annual Pond Skimming in the Zone Terrain Park! The event is free! Registration starts at 10:00 am at the Zone Terrain Park and the event starts at 12:00 noon. Prizes awarded for best costume! Spectators are welcome!

CAMBRIDGE DAY - Hey neighbors, you're invited to enjoy a day of skiing and riding at Smuggs! Cambridge and Jeffersonville VT residents get FREE lift tickets, FREE equipment, and FREE group lessons* for ages 6 to adult - just show a valid ID showing your Cambridge or Jeff address.
*Please note that individuals interested in group lessons with our Snow Sport University pros must book 24 hours in advance by calling 1-800-523-2754.

SunCommon will be saluting 2015 with helpful hints to the skiers and riders at Smuggs with insight on how to save big on using solar energy to offset our carbon footprint. Learn how you can make a difference by converting your energy consumption to a solar array from industry experts. Give them a minute of your time and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary drink coupon (up to $7 value) on this day. Better wear shades cause SunCommon will be shining bright!

Chillin' 'n Grillin' Annual Tailgate Party - It's more than blue skies and long sunny afternoons that will bring skiers and riders together. Smuggs annual tailgate party is awarding over $2,500 in cash and prizes to winners of the following categories:
 • Best Overall Tailgate Presentation with 4F technology (Food/Flair/Festive/Fun)
 • Best Original Recipe (Main dish/Side dish/Dessert)
 • Best Smuggs Themed Tailgate

Easter weekend fun continues! - Join us at the Gazebo at 3:00 pm for an Eggtastic Scaventer Hunt. The Bunny Hop dance party begins at 7:00 pm. Don't miss out on the hopping good time!

Sunday, April 5
Easter Summit Sunrise Service - On Easter Sunday, conditions permitting, the Sterling lift will transport attendees up the mountain free of charge to participate in a non-denominational service and Easter message by a local minister. Lift loading begins at 6:00 am and ends promptly at 6:30 am. No experience with riding the chairlift is necessary. Following the service, guests may ski or snowboard to the base area or ride the lift back down the mountain.

The service is held outdoors. All participants are advised to dress very warmly for the much cooler and windier conditions typically found on the mountaintop. If riding the lift round trip for the service, warm and waterproof boots are recommended. Be prepared to walk in the snow from the lift unloading station to the gathering spot about 200 yards away.

Parking is available in any of the resort's upper mountain lots. For information or questions regarding the service, please call 802-644-8572. The service will not take place in the event of inclement weather. Any changes to this event will be posted here.

We hope you'll join us for this special event!

More Easter festivities
Hop on over to the Gazebo and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, 9:00 am - 10:30 am.

Thursday, April 9
MapleFest Winter Carnival — The Village Courtyard will host the first annual MapleFest Winter Carnival from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Our Maple Celebration will feature games, sugar on snow, and specialty food and beverage samplings. Live boiling demos will showcase the process of turning sap water into syrup. You'll learn firsthand from Vermont maple producers about the different grades of syrup, equipment technology and the history associated with this springtime tradition. FREE admission! For more details go to www.smuggs.com/maple

Saturday, April 11
2015 Backcountry Basecamp - Come join the editors of Backcountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things Backcountry. From gear manufacturers, to retailers, to resorts, everyone is taking notice of the evolution from the piste to the powder. For nearly 20 years Backcountry Magazine has been the leading source for the backcountry movement and now we’re bringing that expertise to a one-on-one setting through our Backcountry Basecamp Tour at Smugglers’ Notch. Featuring Alpine Touring, Avalanche Training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks presented by Marmot, Patagonia, Leki, Tecnica, Marker, and more. This event is Free and on a first-come first-served basis. For more information go to backcountrymagazine.com
Sunday, April 12
2015 Backcountry Basecamp - Come join the editors of BackCountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things Backcountry. From gear manufacturers, to retailers, to resorts, everyone is taking notice of the evolution from the piste to the powder. For nearly 20 years Backcountry Magazine has been the leading source for the backcountry movement and now we’re bringing that expertise to a one-on-one setting through our Backcountry Basecamp Tour at Smugglers’ Notch. Featuring Alpine Touring, Avalanche Training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks presented by Marmot, Patagonia, Leki, Tecnica, Marker, and more. This event is free and on a first-come first-served basis. For more information go to backcountrymagazine.com

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