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Vermont Winter Experience
Celebrate the joys of the Winter season!
From tube sliding to guided snowshoe treks, our Vermont Winter Experience program will introduce you and your family to all of the wonderful adventures that Winter in Vermont has to offer. You'll carry home memories as unique and special as each twinkling snowflake!
Select from a morning walk, snowshoe trek or cross-country ski outing led by guides, who share their knowledge of our region's history, heritage and nature. Family treks focus on the kids with fun nature facts and a child-friendly pace. On our network of trails, you'll meander past snow draped evergreens, gaze from open meadows at the mountain vistas, and perhaps discover trees where beavers have left their mark.
In the afternoon, whoop and holler as you slide down the hill on a snow tube. You might join other families for an adventure race, or strap on your snowshoes for another exploration. If you prefer to spend your afternoon indoors, take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in one of our hot tubs. As the sun sets on another fun-filled day, meet friends new and old at the bonfire and plan your next snowy adventure!
Purchasing the Vermont Winter Experience will get you access to all of these great activities:
• The Ozone at the FunZone 2.0
• Indoor heated pool & hot tubs
• Night time snow tubing at Sir Henry's Hill
• Day time snow tubing at North Hill
• Daily 1 1/2-hour Snowshoe Group Lesson Treks
• Daily Adult 1 1/2-hour Cross-Country Lessons
• Use of 30 km of Cross-country Trails
• Use of 24 km of Snowshoe Trails
• Daily Guided Winter Walking Program
• Evening Use of our Teen Alley Teen Center
• Thursday Afternoon Winter Carnival
• Thursday Evening Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
• Nightly Family & Adult Entertainment
• Daily bonfire with Hot Chocolate
• Use of Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
• Daily use of cross-country skis, boots & poles
• Daily use of ice skates
• Daily use of snowshoes
• Use of Teen Alley Teen Center
You are welcome to join our Vermont Winter Experience as a day program at a rate of $72 per adult; $54 per youth age 17 & younger, per day. Follow the link for more information about lodging or specifics about the Vermont Winter Experience. Weather permitting. Available December 7, 2018 - April 7, 2019
Off-Site Dog Sled Adventures
We’re pleased to offer off-site dog sled tours through award winning Eden Mountain Dog Sledding. Experience the exhilaration of soaring through scenic meadows and pristine woodlands, led by an eager team of Alaskan Huskies. You'll have an experience that you'll find yourself revisiting in memory again and again.
Call 802-635-9070 or inquire at the Smugglers' Notch Nordic Center for pricing information or to make reservations. Limited space available, Weather permitting.
Fat Tire E-Bike Tour
Experience winter & snow in a whole new way! Try a new active outdoor adventure on a pedal assist fat-tire E-Bike and enjoy a self-guided ride on the scenic Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Cruise down the tree lined trail through frosty woods and sparkling corn fields. Take in the snowcapped mountain views and wild river plain from the seat of an E-Bike. Enjoy food and beverages at any of the restaurants on and around the trail while out on your adventure. Fat tire E-Bikes make the ride fun and leave you with energy to enjoy the scenery! Thursday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. $65 per person. Ages 16 & older. Meet at Lamoille Valley Bike Tours mobile rail trail location at Old Mill Park, 661 Railroad Street, Johnson VT, 05656. Advanced reservation required. Activity is weather dependent and temperature must be 15 degrees or above. Helmets provided. Outdoor winter ski attire is appropriate and gloves (no mittens) are a must for shifting gears and braking.
Ice Fishing Tours
We can't make it through the winter without fishing, so why not join us for a great winter experience? Try your luck with tip-ups and jigging for fish on some of Vermont's most scenic lakes with our guided instructional ice fishing tours. Throughout the winter we target many different species of fish in many different bodies of water. These species include Northern Pike, Landlocked Salmon and Lake Trout. We will also pursue many other types of fish, including Brown and Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch and many more. These trips are great for people who don't even know what ice-fishing is, or for an experienced ice-fisherman who is visiting and doesn't have any of their gear. We will show you our secret techniques to getting more fish on the ice both by jigging and use of tip-ups. We explain when to use which setup and when its best to use a combination of the two.
Available daily by reservation. 1 person - $169 for 4 hours, $49 for each additional person. To book a trip or for more information please call the Fly Rod Shop at 1-802-253-7346. Ages 15 & up require a valid Vermont fishing license. They can be acquired online or directly from the Fly Rod Shop. Weather permitting.