Mosey through the Village Courtyard and sample delicious food products made with ingredients from our Green Mountain State. Vendors are subject to change but may include: Barr Hill, SILO Distillery, Mad River Distillers, Long Trail, Woodchuck, Ambrosia Confections, Mountain Grove Coffee, It’s Arthur’s Fault, SAP!, GoodMix, MOCO Hot Chocolate, West River Creamery, Kimball Brook Farm, Wood’s Syrup, and Ski VT with Cabot Cheese.
The Smugglers' Notch special winter carnival features music, face painting, games, a bonfire, and more. The festivities are from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm on the Village Green. Always a family favorite hosted by Goodtime Charlie, Mogul Mouse, Billy Bob Bear, and the Friendly Pirate!
Enjoy Smugglers' Notch Resort and its amenities as a comfortable and convenient home base to visit sugarhouses and learn about the process directly from enthusiastic maple sugarmakers. During our Maple Vacation Experience offer we will include complimentary specialty food and beverage samplings, a children's gift, and sugar on snow during the Thursday Winter Carnival. Plus a selection of our popular programs will be maple themed just for you, and there will be special dining options at our restaurants.
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.
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 - $200 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.
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