ZOOM Groomer!


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You can see the Notch in the background

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Big Rigs raking the mountain. Combing the corduroy. Grooming the ZOOM! Top to bottom skiing and riding on all three mountains!


For today we 148 acres of freshly groomed terrain for your skiing and riding pleasure.

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Cruising up Lower Morse Liftline




Smugglers’ Notch 55+ Club


Club Members left to right Sue Masson, George McIntosh, and Margaret McIntosh

For seniors on the hill, not over the hill!

The Smugglers’ 55+ Club is for seniors who like to ski (alpine or nordic), snowboard, snowshoe, and enjoy being with their peers. Non-skiers are welcome, too. The goal is simple: get out of the four walls, break the daily routine, meet people and be active.

They gather every Wednesday at 9:00 am in the Village Lodge with a continental breakfast and socializing followed at 9:30 am with a short meeting. You will enjoy outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, Nordic or Alpine skiing and snowboarding. One may join a skill level group or ski/snowboard on your own.

The afternoon program will start on January 2, 2019, beginning at 1:00 pm unless otherwise announced during the morning meeting.

Every Wednesday we will be SKIING IN THE MORNING.

Meetings: 9:00 am on Wednesdays in the Village Lodge starting the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving.
Membership: $30/year (Your first meeting is complimentary – come and check us out!)


Black Snake

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Black and Blues

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. I remember my first day skiing on the Black Snake trail. I marveled at its roller coaster hills and unexpected turns. Most of all I remember Harley, Jodi, and Sarah speeding down it on their snowboards and whooping with pure joy. But I always wondered why Black Snake was designated a blue intermediate. I asked around but nobody seemed to know. What I did find out is that Black Snake was the name of a smuggling ship on Lake Champlain in the early 1800s (when the Notch became known as Smugglers’ Notch). This of course fits with Smugglers/Bootleggers/Rumrunners theme. I was inspired to write a song about this notorious vessel and it is on my third Friendly Pirate album The Flying Pirate Circus. If you like history, take a listen to Black Snake Tale.

Me on skis

Sarah Thomas of Marketing/Sales caught me traversing between the Madonna and Sterling Lifts. She called me a Bluebird.