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Trail Blazers Children's Programs

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Trail Blazers - Focused development with delight for Kindergarteners & First Graders — Ages 5 - 6

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Please read the following programming descriptions carefully.
Changes have been made to program age eligibility, timing, and meeting locations.
Please be aware that as further information is made available by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA), other state and federal agencies, and Smugglers' Notch, programming details may need to be further amended.

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. Go to smuggs.com/ssuattestation

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

Please note: These Snow Sport University options for you and your family may continue to be updated. For up-to-date information on the following Snow Sport University options, due to COVID-19 restrictions, please check back.



Available December 11, 2020 - April 4, 2021



In our 2-hour Trail Blazers program children ages 5-6 ski or ride with coaches who develop a sound structure of skills and knowledge through guided exploration of learning terrain. Throw in the fun of new challenges and the thrill of handling new terrain, and our Trail Blazers program creates lifelong snow sports enthusiasts! Kids will love our on-snow playground with sculpted snow features such as a 100-foot mini pipe, banked turns and rollers and 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.
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As children progress in their skills, our coaches continue to develop a sound structure of skills and knowledge on Sir Henry's Learning Hill and through guided exploration of the beginner terrain on Morse Mountain. Coaches add to the day's entertainment, engaging the kids with countless games.


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Trail Blazers Ski or Snowboard 2-Hour Lessons

These 2-hour lessons are a great way to learn tips and tricks to take you to the next level.
Available: Daily 10:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, (levels 1-9).

2020-2021 Non-holiday rate: 10:00 am lessons $85 per person, per lesson. 1:00 pm lessons $59 per person, per lesson.
2020-2021 Holiday* rate: 10:00 am lessons $105 per person, per lesson. 1:00 pm lessons $79 per person, per lesson.

A lift ticket is required for all Snow Sport University programs. Discounts are available when families purchase our Mountain Experience Package.

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

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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.

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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