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Children's Ski & Ride Programs

Choices for all ages: 6 weeks to 3 years old 2.5 to 3 years old 3 to 4 years old 5 to 6 years old 7 to 10 years old11 to 15 years old 16 to 20 years old

#1 Family Friendly Resort in the East! - SKI Magazine Reader Survey 2020

Notch Squad Children's Programs

Ski & Snowboard Camps, Lessons & Fun Activities

Notch Squad - Skills and thrills for kids ages 11-15

Available December 6, 2019 - March 17, 2020
#1 Resort Family Friendly Resort in the Eastern U.S. SKI Magazine

Smugglers' big mountain playground offers lots of opportunities to rip it up on anything from groomed intermediate trails to triple black diamond steeps, glades, and terrain parks for all ability levels. Our Notch Squad groups don’t stand around talking about skiing and riding; your time is spent doing it, with coaching from our staff that will step your game up to the next level. Never skied or snowboarded before? No problem. Our programs will get you on the right track and have you feeling comfortable skiing or riding our green terrain in a matter of days - maybe intermediate blues too! With our all-day Notch Squad Camp, you may end up exploring Sterling and Madonna by the end of the week! You may also want to consider the benefit of receiving a
private lesson.

Flaik GPS units are included in all-day ski and snowboard camp programs for tracking vertical, mileage and speed! Also, beginning snowboarders will be set up with Burton Learn to Ride equipment. Beginners will enjoy the best possible introductory experience by combining this specially designed equipment with the teaching expertise of Smugglers' SSU professionals.

Notch Squad Group Lesson

Notch Squad Ski or Snowboard 2 Hour Lessons

These 2 hour lessons are a great way to get a sampling of our popular full day camp.
"My son learned so much every day with the group two hour lesson and advanced himself two levels. The instructors were always happy to teach and took their time with the students." ~ Winter 2018-19 Guest

Daily 10:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for levels 1-9.
2019-2020 Non-holiday* rate: $85 per person, per lesson.
2019-2020 Holiday* rate: $105 per person, per lesson.
A lift ticket is required for all Snow Sport University programs. If you do not have a lift ticket, one can be purchased for the duration of the lesson for $25, plus $5 for your Notch Card.

Your choice of one lesson daily for those children paid to be on the Club Smugglers' FamilyFest Package and the Club Smugglers' Summit Package.
Notch Squad Ski or Snowboard Camp
Daily, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (level 1-4), 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (level 5-9) on-mountain activities with entertainment and lesson until 4:00 pm. Thursday pick-up is at 2:30 pm so our staff can prepare for the Characters Dance Party!

2019-2020 Non-holiday rate: $179 per day, per child. $134.25 per day, per child for those children paid to be on the Club Smugglers' Classic Package and the Club Smugglers' Summit Package.
2019-2020 Holiday rate: $199 per day, per child. $149.25 per day, per child for those children paid to be on the Club Smugglers' Classic Package and the Club Smugglers' Summit Package.

This program has limited availability and requires advance reservations. For more information or to reserve a space call .

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2018-January 1, 2019, January 19-21, 2019 & February 16-24, 2019.
Additional information about your child's camp day
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A Day in SSU All-day Camp
Our signature kids program is an experience to write home about! Our camp program focuses around time on the mountain but is complemented with relevant off-snow activities designed for each age group including professional afternoon entertainment and lunch. Your family's vacation is not complete until the kids try out an all day camp!

Afternoon Entertainment
SSU's Afternoon Entertainment is located in the lower level of the Meeting House and starts at approximately 2:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Camp Program Lunch Menu
Our ski school program's lunch menu incorporates healthy options such as crisp fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and pastas, roasted rather than fried foods, veggie burgers and the like. As the ski school day is an active one, it is important to provide kids with nourishing food choices at their day's midpoint.
Additional Winter Fun Options
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Kids' Night Out — Kids enjoy dinner, fun and entertainment with our caring staff at FunZone 2.0.

Alpine Ski and Snowboard Private Lessons — Beginner to expert, individual attention will help you take your skills to the next level.

Night School for Boarding & Night School for Jibbing — Are you ready for your first snowboard experience? Are you already a skier or rider and want to try your first freestyle moves?

Snow Sport University is proud to be a member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors.

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