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Choices for all ages: 6 weeks to 3 years old 2.5 to 3 years old3 to 4 years old 5 to 6 years old 7 to 10 years old 11 to 15 years old 16 to 20 years old

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Snow Sport University Discovery Camp Lesson

Ski & Snowboard Programs, Lessons & Fun Activities

Discovery Dynamos — Guided discovery with care for Preschoolers

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Please read the following programming descriptions carefully.

Due to low demand, group lessons are discontinued for the remainder of the season. Private lessons, First Timer Packages, and Night School are available February 22 - April 4, 2021.

All participants and instructors will be required to wear masks when closer than 6 feet. Guests will be able to ride the lifts with their travel group only. When in a lesson if no one from their travel group is present they will ride the chairlift by themselves. Adults can ride the lift with their children while their child is in a lesson, if needed. All participants in Snow Sport University programs will be required to adhere to the
Vermont State Travel Guidelines. Participants are also required to fill out a release form online at smuggs.com/ssuattestation

To book online go to www.smuggs.com/bookfun or call 1-800-523-2754.

Available December 11, 2020 - April 4, 2021

We start kids at 2 1/2 years old on skis and snowboards in our award-winning children's programs - it's never too young to learn!

Snow Sport University Discovery Dynamos P.I.P. Sessions

Kids learn best through play!

Our Discovery Dynamos program for ages 3-4 encourages development and builds confidence through innovative teaching techniques. Your kids will learn to ski or ride with our trained instructors who guide them on specially groomed terrain that's fun and kid-friendly.

Dynamos accelerate their progress by learning how to ski and ride at a new on-snow playground with sculpted snow features such banked turns and rollers. Kids will love fun learning tools like hoops and obstacle courses that accelerate their skills development. Smugglers' Riglet Park with its unique Treehouse, dedicated to developing the skills of little snowboarders, is now part of the new learning area, conveniently located in the heart of the Resort village.

Discovery Dynamos Learn to Ride

Discovery Dynamos P.I.P. Sessions*

These Parent-Instructor-Partnership 2-hour Sessions are available daily through February 21, 2021 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Parents join their children as they lovingly learn to ski and ride at our on-snow playground, Burton Riglet Park & on-snow playground and progress to Sir Henry's Learning Area.

Working alongside industry leaders like Burton Snowboards, Smugglers’ continues to raise the bar for kids’ ski & snowboard instruction with equipment such as the Burton Handlebar, Burton kids’ boards and Riglet Reels. These useful and effective tools draw tremendous interest, proving that learning is safe, fun, and approachable for young kids. Coupled with the successful Burton Riglet Park, kids are able to explore the terrain in an exciting and intimidation-free environment.

Meet at the Riglet Park behind the Meeting House.

* An adult must attend the session with the child and actively participate.
* Adult and child must have a Notch Card. Lift access is free for both the adult and child for the duration of the session.
* Equipment is not included. Rentals are available at 3 Mountain Equipment.
* Available for all levels.

   2020-2021 Non-holiday rate **:
   10:00 am 2-hour Session: $85 per session
   1:00 pm 2-hour Session : $59 per session
   2020-2021 Holiday* rate:
   10:00 am 2-hour Session: $105 per session
   1:00 pm 2-hour Session: $79 per session
   Pre-registration is required. An adult must attend the lesson with the child.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2020-January 1, 2021, January 16-18, 2021 & February 13-21, 2021.

**Due to limited demand for group lessons, we will only have private lessons and First Timer programs available February 22 - April 4, 2021.

Kids' Trail Map

Looking for some tips to help your child develop a love of Winter snow sports? Snow Sport University director Harley Johnson and TREASURES Child Care Center director Shelly Schaffer offer Children's Snow Tips, a series of three videos on introducing young children to skiing and snowboarding, dressing young children for winter sports, and preparing for a successful ski school experience.

Expert's tip: What can I do as a parent to help my young child have a good experience on the slopes?

Comfort is essential to a child's happiness on the slopes. Therefore, have your child's equipment carefully fitted by a trained technician. Apparel should be layered so that it can be easily adjusted to temperature changes. At the end of an instructional program, solicit feedback from your child's instructor about the child's experience and what the recommended next step should be. And have fun and enjoy this exciting milestone with your child! — Harley Johnson, Snow Sport University director

Additional Winter Fun Options

Alpine Ski and Snowboard Private Lessons

Beginner to expert, individual attention will help you take your skills to the next level.

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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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