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First Timers

First Timer Ski or Snowboard Program

The First Timer program at Smuggs is for every first-time skier or snowboarder (age 5 through adult). To purchase your First Timer Program, you must preregister by calling 1-800-523-2754. Space is limited, call soon.

Each day of the First Timer experience includes:

   • Full day Morse Mountain lift ticket
   • 2 hour beginner (levels 1 & 2) group lesson, 10:00 am or 1:00 pm daily
   • Ski or snowboard rental equipment with helmet


Available daily: Not available during Holiday Periods (Dec. 26, 2020 - Jan. 1, 2021; Jan 16-18, 2021; Feb. 13 - 21, 2021). December 10, 2021 - April 10, 2022


Rate: Only $109 per day. For best results we recommend three consecutive days but this is not required.

Special First Timer Vermont Resident Pricing!
Lift, Lesson, and Rental Equipment - only $69 per day.
To book an SSU Lesson or Program call 800-523-2754.


Where should I go when I arrive at the resort?

Upon arriving at the Resort, bear right at the main entrance and follow signs to park at 3 Mountain Equipment (3ME). Please arrive early enough to allow us to outfit you with your rental equipment prior to the start of your lesson. Make sure you have preregistered by calling 1-800-523-2754.

When and where are my lessons?

2 hour beginner (levels 1 & 2) group lessons meet at 9:45 am and start 10:00 am or 12:45 pm and start at 1:00 pm daily. They meet at the Snow Sport University greeting area at the base of the Village Lift at Morse Mountain.

Once you have been fitted for your equipment the 3ME staff can assist you with finding the pathway to the Greeting Area at the base of the Village Lift at Morse Mountain.
Smugglers' uses hands-free RFID technology at all of our mountain lifts. A personalized Notch Card is required and available to purchase for $5 plus tax. Once purchased this reusable all-season card will have the option to reload online for various products and at our point of sale locations. For more information, visit smuggs.com/notchcard
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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