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Smugglers' Notch Snowshoe Adventures

Experience the Fun of Snowshoeing in Vermont's Green Mountains!

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Whether you want to go for a short and leisurely stroll with the entire family alongside the frozen No-Name Brook, or hike deep into the sugaring woods where you can check out the maple sap lines and look for deer tracks, our Atlas Snowshoes will get you there.

We offer guided snowshoe treks for every interest and ability. Beaver Ponds, High Elevation, Sugar on Snow, Survival, Evening Fireworks - our guided treks are a great way to learn more about the Vermont woods as well as master some more advanced snowshoe techniques. Have more ideas? Great! We are excited to build private snowshoe treks around the interests of you and your family with our Choose Your Own Adventure program.

Available December 8, 2017 - April 8, 2018 Weather permitting.

Snowshoe Lesson Treks

1 1/2-hour group lessons. Learn all the how-to basics of snowshoeing while delving into a variety of educational topics.

Vermont Experience - Easy
Sunday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Explore the quiet beauty of our wooded trails as you search for animal tracks, learn about local history and take in the scenery of the dramatic Vermont Winter landscape. $45 per person, equipment provided.
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Winter Survival - Easy
Tuesday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Have you ever wondered what you might need to know to survive outdoors in the Winter? Learn some essential Winter survival skills and tips on how to provide food, warmth and shelter from the cold on this fun and adventurous trek. $45 per person, equipment provided.
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Our Forest Heritage - Easy
Thursday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Explore Vermont's local history as you snowshoe through the fields and forests surrounding Smugglers'. Learn about the history of Vermont and it's forest animals, find the Black Bear's favorite Beech trees, discover signs of resident deer and moose. $45 per person, equipment provided.
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One of the most magnificent and interesting, yet elusive animals that makes this area its home, is the Black Bear. Learn more about the variety of habitat that a Black Bear might use during a yearly seasonal cycle, what types of plants and animals support these seasonal activities and why we hardly see them. $45 per person, equipment provided.
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Special Snowshoe Programs

Take snowshoeing to the next level. These treks are designed for hikers who want to explore more rugged and remote destinations.

Beginners welcome.

High Elevation - Intermediate
Monday & Thursday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ride to the top of the Morse lift, explore the back country terrain of Morse Mountain and learn the history of Bacon's Run as you descend. Beginners welcome! $45 per person, equipment and lift access provided.
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Maple Experience - Intermediate
Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us on a guided trek through Vermont's pristine woods and learn about the liquid gold that runs through our maple trees. Learn to identify the different types of maple trees and techniques involved in maple sugaring - a time honored Vermont tradition. Bring home a sample of pure maple syrup. $45 per person, equipment provided.
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Back Country - Intermediate
Wednesday & Saturday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Explore the undisturbed Smugglers' Notch back country that few ever get to see. You'll get a completely unique look at the sheer beauty and majesty of the Notch formation from your vantage point below the Notch Road. $45 per person, equipment provided.
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Beaver Pond - Intermediate
Friday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Explore the wonders of the beaver ponds and the scenery of the dramatic Vermont Winter landscape. $45 per person, equipment provided.
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Choose Your Own Adventure - Easy to Expert
Daily, by appointment.
Private snowshoe guided adventures.
$160 per hour, up to 4 people.
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Special Family Snowshoe Programs

These snowshoe treks are perfect for families with kids of all ages! Join us for these adventures as we have fun and explore the woods.

These snowshoe treks are perfect for families with kids of all ages! Join us for these adventures as we have fun and explore the woods.

Cider Walk - Easy
Sunday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bring the whole family for an adventure through the woods. Experience an educational and fun guided trek following our special kids' trail, followed by hot apple cider at the Nordic Center. $25 per adult, $15 per child, equipment provided.
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Sugar On Snow - Easy
Wednesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This trip for the whole family will take you on an educational and fun guided trek where you will learn a bit about the history and process of Maple Sugaring. Upon your return to the Nordic Center, enjoy a sweet treat of Sugar on Snow, a Vermont tradition. $25 per adult, $15 per child, equipment provided
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Highlands Family SnowShoe Dinner - Easy
Wednesday 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a family adventure snowshoe dinner at the Morse Highlands Day Lodge. Enjoy a guided family snowshoe trek through the tranquil woods followed by an Italian buffet in our rustic mountain lodge. This family adventure dinner will end with a bonfire and s'mores for dessert. Shuttle transportation back to the village will be provided. Food and drink included, a full menu is available at the Guest Service Desk and Nordic Center. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. $50 per adult 13 and older $30 per youth 6-12, equipment provided. Meet at the Nordic Center.

Available December 20, 2017 - March 14, 2018.

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Fireworks and Snowshoes - Easy
Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Snowshoe adventures are even more exciting when you top off your trek by watching The Village fireworks light up the evening sky from your special vantage point. $35 per person, equipment provided.
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Top of the Notch Snowshoe Adventure Dinner (18 & Older)
Tuesday 4:10 pm - 8:30 pm

The Snowshoe Adventure Dinner is one of our most popular programs, a dramatic and delicious dining experience atop Sterling Mountain (18 & older please). The Sterling lift transports you to The Top of The Notch, a mountain cabin lit only by candles. The renowned Hearth & Candle Restaurant serves a gourmet meal with appetizer, salad, choice of main course and a famous dessert. After dinner, work off those calories with a 40 minute snowshoe down to the Base Lodge.

$85 per person, includes lift access, snowshoe rental, and dinner. Advance registration at The Guest Service Desk is required. Sign-up deadline is Tuesday at 12:00 noon. Minimum sign-up is required for trip to run. Transportation to the Base Lodge leaves from the Village Welcome Sign at 4:15 pm. Function will be cancelled in the event of severe weather.
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