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Winter 2015-2016

Wheee! Whoosh! Cheers! Zoom! Wild Adventures at Smugglers' Notch Resort

-Flying through the trees on a zip line tour
-Steering inflated Airboards down a snowy trail
-Snowshoeing to dinner on a mountain top
-Riding to the summit for fresh tracks or fireworks viewing on a cabin cat tour
-Motoring through Smugglers’ Notch pass on snowmobiles

The scoop:
Smugglers’ offers many options for guests who want to extend their Winter adventures beyond skiing and snowboarding.

Flying through the trees on an ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour, located on a scenic mountainside near the Resort, is an unforgettable experience. Participants may choose from a three zip line tour with one rappel or a six zip line tour with a suspension bridge and two rappels. On each tour, tree platforms positioned high in the canopy yield spectacular views of the surrounding forest and Smugglers' snow-blanketed mountains.

Squeals of delight announce that airboarding is in session at Smugglers’ Morse Highlands. An airboard is an inflated sled similar in look and weight to a water raft. Grooves on the bottom of the airboard act as edges to facilitate steering, and the smooth bottom assures a speedy ride. First time users participate in a short instructional clinic and then venture out on their own to the Hibernator Trail in the Morse Highlands trail network. After taking the clinic, new airboard enthusiasts can freeride Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ($20, includes airboard rental, valid lift ticket needed).

Adults seeking a dramatic dining experience will enjoy the Top of the Notch Adventure Dinner on the Sterling Mountain summit. Participants journey by ski lift to the warming cabin on the summit, then by candlelight savor a gourmet meal prepared by the Resort’s Hearth & Candle Restaurant. Guests pack in their own beverages and wine. The evening ends with a 40-minute snowshoe trek back down the mountain.

Smugglers' Cat Trax Express offers an evening fireworks tour and summit tour, and an early morning fresh tracks tour. Participants ride in comfort in a heated cabin attached to a snowcat trail grooming machine and enjoy a view like no other.

On most evenings, a guided hour-long snowmobile tour travels up into the rugged pass for which the Resort is named. The snowmobiles access the pass via Smugglers' ski trails and Vermont Route 108, which is closed to vehicles in the Winter and offers spectacular views of the rocky outcroppings and icy formations for which the Notch is famous. Snowmobiles can accommodate two adults or an adult and a child.

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