Smugglers’ is committed to building lifelong connections with the mountains through skiing and riding each and every day. After a record-breaking 2018-2019 season, Snow Sport University professionals are excited to work with skiers and riders of all walks to instill the knowledge necessary to truly maximize the on-snow experience. In addition to their award-winning programs for all ages, Snow Sport University now offers a lesson product that not only offers pointers on improving technique, but snow sense too … the kind of skills typically learned only through years of experience. The Pro Private Equipped is designed to integrate your pace of skill-building to the terrain challenges of the mountain. Furthermore, demo equipment is hand-selected for the terrain and conditions of the day, under the mindful direction of professional guides. Not only are skills taught, but also knowledge of equipment, reading terrain, and seeking the best conditions the mountain has to offer, which can sometimes change by the hour!
Tube Sliding just got a whole lot cooler! Lights, lasers, and fresh tunes compliment the nighttime tubing hill during special hours for GLOW TUBING! Come on out and bring the family for this fun spin on a ski slope classic. Warm up by the campfire, or hang out and dance between tube runs, set to a backdrop of colorful lights and lasers!
More than just skiing and riding Abundant off-slope activities at Smugglers’ Notch Resort provide 24/7 fun for all ages. Family activities include guided nature walks on snowshoes; ice skating; and daytime and evening tube sliding. For ages 8 and older, the ArborTrek zip line canopy tour offers breathtaking views of the snowy mountains while flying from tree platform to tree platform. The 26,000 square foot FunZone 2.0 provides exciting activities for all ages including indoor climbing, laser tag, inflatable obstacle courses, toddler discovery area, and much more. Adults enjoy a weekly snowshoe summit gourmet dinner in a candlelit cabin, followed by a guided trek rounding out a companionable evening with other guests. Indoors, local artists teach painting and sculpting classes, and massage services and yoga sessions provide soothing relaxation.
Extensive Skiing and Snowboarding Trails Smugglers' has 78 trails spread out over 300 acres of marked and patrolled acreage on three interconnected mountains. There are an additional 700 acres of unmarked and unpatrolled terrain, for a total of 1,000 acres. The longest run is three miles from the Madonna summit to the Village. Popular trails include the Garden Path on Morse, and Chilcoot, FIS, Rumrunner, Treasure and Black Snake on Madonna and Sterling. The Black Hole at Freefall Woods is the only triple black diamond trail in the East. The trail system incorporates 19% easier, 50% intermediate, 25% expert, and 6% extreme terrain.
Comprehensive Ski & Ride Instruction and Camps Smugglers' Snow Sport University offers group and private instruction for all ages and ability levels. All-day ski and snowboard camps include Discovery Dynamos (ages 3-4), Trail Blazers (ages 5-6), Adventure Rangers (ages 7-10), and the Notch Squad (ages 11-15). Mountain Explorers for ages 16-17 features two hours of on-slope instruction.
Beginning snowboarders enjoy use of Burton Learn to Ride equipment, specially developed boots, boards and bindings for novices. Night School for Boarding is offered evenings twice weekly to beginning snowboarders of all ages. Night School for Jibbing accustoms confident riders to entry level terrain park features. Terrain parks offer a progressive experience from beginner to expert.
The Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Adventure Center Smugglers' Nordic Center offers 30 kilometers of cross-country trails for every level of skier from beginner to expert, and 24 kilometers of dedicated snowshoe trails. Group and private lessons are available. Special tours teach about bear habitat and maple sugaring. The popular weekly Snowshoe Adventure Dinner heads out on an evening exploration of the Sterling summit on snowshoes, capped by a delicious dinner catered by the Resort's Hearth & Candle Restaurant in a cozy timber frame cabin, and trek down to the base lodge on a ski trail with beautiful valley views.
Fun for all ages Smugglers' year-round ArborTrek zip line canopy tour, the first of its kind in Vermont, is located in a scenic valley near the Resort Village with stunning views of the Resort and the Green Mountains. Weaving their way from tree platform to tree platform in a mature forest of hemlock, white birch and sugar maple, participants follow a series of zip lines, suspension bridges, and rappels as guides highlight local ecology and natural history.
Other activities include family and adult entertainment, snow tubing, airboarding on an inflated sled, snowmobile tours, massage, yoga, artists' classes, and much more.
Family Fun Guarantee Smugglers' guarantees that each member of the family will have fun, learn to ski or snowboard or improve their technique, regardless of current ability level - or the entire program portion of that person's vacation package will be refunded.
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