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Ski & Snowboard Programs, Lessons & Fun Activities

Inspired learning for ages 6-10

Available December 5, 2014 - April 5, 2015

Adventure Rangers group lessons for skiers and snowboarders help kids develop the confidence to explore the mountain, be smart on the slopes, and have fun. The all-day program includes lessons, guided on-slope treks, lunch, and supervised afternoon activities. An optional program lets advanced skiers and riders explore the mountain until the end of the day. You may even want to consider the benefit of 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. They'll enjoy the best possible introductory experience by combining this specially designed equipment with the teaching expertise of Smugglers' Snow Sport University professionals.

Adventure Rangers Ski or
Snowboard 2 Hour Lessons

These 2 hour lessons are a great way to get a sampling of our popular full-day camp.

Daily (Levels 1-9) 10:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm $75 per person, per lesson! Your choice of one lesson daily for those children paid to be on the Club Smugglers' Classic Package and the Club Smugglers' Summit Package.
Adventure Rangers Ski or Snowboard All-Day Camp

Enjoy a sense of fun and adventure learning to ski or snowboard with supervised instruction for all abilities. Guided on-slope treks, fun races, interactive nature and science discovery with on-mountain games. Lunch included.

After a day on the slopes, crowd-pleasing events and games keep your kids entertained. We'll even provide an Adventure Journal so kids can record all the fun memories.

Daily, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (level 1-4), 9:45 am to 2:30 pm (level 5-9) on-mountain activities and lesson until 2:30 pm with entertainment until 4:00 pm. Thursday pick-up is at 2:30 pm so you can attend the Smuggs Winter Carnival as a family.

$139 per day, per child. $104.25 per day, per child for those children paid to be on the Club Smugglers' Classic Package and the Club Smugglers' Summit Package.
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). Click the link above to view the schedule.

Sunday - Movie Matinee
A kid-friendly flick will fill the big screen.

Monday - Science Show
The Winter Wizard and Professor Alpine will prove that science CAN be fun!

Tuesday - Marko the Magician

Wednesday - The Groovy Guy variety show

Adventure Race For SSU Adventure Level 1-4 groups skiing or boarding on Morse Mountain. Race takes place on Sir Henry's Hill. Hosted by the Friendly Pirate. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursday - Showtime Characters Dance Party!
Mambo with Mogul Mouse, boogie with Billy Bob Bear, shake it up with SnerdBall & Frostie the Snowmaker, do the chicken dance with Bill the Bald Eagle, slide and slither with Sam the Snowsnake, and yell with Yellow Cat. Hosted by Goodtime Charlie, Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate, and SSU staff. Adventure Race winners will be announced and Cookie Race footage will be shown. From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Lower Level of the Meeting House.

Friday - A World of Pirates
Hosted by the Friendly Pirate and Silver Long Johns with pirate songs, stories, games, and history.

Saturday - Science Show
The Winter Wizard and Professor Pinhead will prove that SCIENCE is fun!

Above are sample children's program daily aprés ski activities.

Kids' Program Lunch Menu
Levels 1-4 in the Village at the meeting House or Morse Highlands Day Lodge
Levels 5-9 Upper Mountain at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge

Sunday: Mexican fiesta day
Monday: grilled cheese, veggie burgers, and broccoli florets
Tuesday: lasagna rolette, broccoli florets and garlic bread
Wednesday: hamburgers, veggie burgers, corn, and mashed potatoes
Thursday: macaroni & cheese, broccoli florets, and veggie burgers
Friday: cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza
Saturday: shepard's pie, wheat rolls, and broccoli florets

Other daily offerings include: tossed salad, carrots, celery, assorted salads, whole wheat pasta with sauce, hot soup, whole fruit, soy nut butter & jelly sandwiches, pudding and Jell-O.
Beverages: water, lemonade, milk, chocolate milk, and hot chocolate.

Levels 5-9 at the Top of the Notch:
Located on Sterling Mountain. Menu options vary, food provided by the Hearth & Candle.

Special Extras

Children's FunFeast
SSU instructors, Billy Bob Bear & Mogul Mouse kick off this fantastic pizza party in the Meeting House! Not only is there pizza, you get to make your own sundae, watch a movie, and get a FREE photo of yourself with Mogul & Billy. Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate will host a DJ Dance Party with the Cha-Cha Slide, the Limbo, the Buccaneer Bounce and other great dances.

Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, $35 per child. Included in FamilyFest programs. Note: there is a FREE 4:00 pm drop-off if parents are signed-up for the Snowshoe Adventure Dinner. Advance registration is required at the Guest Service Desk.
Kids' Night Out
If your ideal Winter vacation includes a romantic dinner or an evening out socializing at one of our adult events, we offer Kids' Night Out. Kids enjoy dinner, fun and entertainment with our caring staff at TREASURES.

Wednesday & Saturday, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, December 5, 2014 - April 5, 2015. $30 per night, per child (ages 3 - 11). 24-hour advance reservations required. Please have children dressed to walk outside. Children must be toilet trained.
Special New Year's Eve Kids' Night Out, 6:30 pm - 12:30 am, $40 per child. Reserve Early! Call .

Alpine Ski and Snowboard Private Lessons
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!! Sometimes private coaching will give you that little boost you need to move to the next level in your skiing or riding and start exploring more of the mountain. It’s just you and your personal coach, setting your needs and goals, and coaching you to a higher level. You can even request your choice of instructors. Available in one hour or multi-hour sessions for skiing, snowboarding, or telemark. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, particularly during holiday periods and at peak times, when space and instructors may be limited.

Offered daily.
Non-peak rate: $85 first person, $50 per additional person.
Peak rate: $95 first person, $60 per additional person, per hour.
Holiday*, non-peak rate: $95 first person, $50 per additional person.
Holiday*, peak rate: $115 first person, $60 per additional person, per hour.

Non-peak times: 8:30 am & 3:00 pm.
Peak times: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015, January 17-19, 2015 and February 14-22, 2015
6-Hour Private Instruction or Guided Tour
This program is ideal for the individual or group that wants personal, private instruction and guiding for the whole day. With your personal coach, you can spend the entire day exploring and enhancing your skills, or your group can split up the day between family members of different ages and abilities.

Offered daily 9:00 am or 10:00 am start time.
Meet at the Gazebo by the Village Lift.
$349 per person or make your own group of up to 5 people for $499. Pre-registration is required as space is limited for this program.

Terrain Park Private Session (Ages 6-Adult)
This program is designed to help skiers and snowboarders of intermediate or expert levels get the most fun out of the Upper Mountain Terrain Parks' features.
Offered Daily 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
$95 first person, each additional person $60 (offered only when Terrain Parks are open)

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? Then try one of our Night School programs. Night School for Boarding is a great way for families and everyone else to go snowboarding for the first time. Night School for Jibbing is our program designed to utilize mini, entry-level terrain park features to introduce level 4-6 skiers & riders to the world of freestyle. With one-hour group sessions and another 1 1/2 hours of practice time (with coaches on the hill to help you out), new riders and new jibbers can experience the excitement of snowboarding.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Sir Henry's Learning Hill. Ages 6 - adult. $49 per person, per session, includes Burton Learn to Ride equipment rental. Must sign up prior to 3:30 pm at the Guest Service Desk or the Ski & Ride Desk. Space available basis. Get outfitted for your equipment between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm at 3 Mountain Equipment. Meet at Sir Henry's Learning & Fun Park after you've been fitted for your equipment.
Scouts Honored – Boy Scouts of America Snow Sports Merit Badge Certification
Smugglers’ Notch Resort has been authorized by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to certify requirements for merit badges in snowboarding, alpine skiing and cross country skiing as part of our Snow Sport University programming. We require that all students be at least a level 4 skier or snowboarder in order to participate. Scouts will have the opportunity to attain their merit badge certification by working one-on-one with their own instructor during a 2-hour private lesson.
This special Boy Scout program is discounted 15% off our regular private lesson price. Please contact the Ski & Ride Desk at ext 1021 to book your lesson in advance.
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