Smugglers’ Notch Adaptive Program

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Our adaptive program provides therapeutic recreation for children and adults of all abilities.

Experiences are tailored to meet the needs and goals of each individual. Some campers/students may require two counselors/instructors, while others may be appropriately paired with one counselor.

We also offer an inclusion program with our ski and snowboard programs for children. This gives a child with special needs the opportunity to socialize with his/her peers while still maintaining the support he/she needs through the adaptive program.

There is no age limit for the program. Half and full day lessons are available. Our highly trained instructors will evaluate each individual’s needs and goals and determine their equipment requirements. Smugglers’ Adaptive Program maintains an inventory of adaptive equipment including mono-skis, bi-skis and a slider. Snowboarding is also available.

Advanced reservations are required in order to meet each individuals needs. Due to popular demand we have limited space during our peak weeks. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Please make your reservation as early as possible. The adaptive camp/lesson must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance for a full refund. No refund will be given within 24 hours of the start of camp/lesson.

For further information about our school programs, pricing information, or to book a reservation please call the Smugglers’ Adaptive Program directly at (802)644-8502 or email Shawna Fatigate, Program Manager

Lifts and Trails

Weather permitting tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna 1 lift.  All lifts will have a delayed opening tomorrow morning until 10 am due to the cold snap. Temperatures will be rising throughout the day. We plan to have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 30 to 64 inches. 37 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper Drifter, Thomke’s Express, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 142 acres of freshly groomed terrain.


Currently it is -16 degrees at the summit of Sterling with light snow and winds of 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is sunny skies early with increasing clouds later in the day and temperatures between -15 and +10 degrees.

New snow

We received 4 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 27 inches in the past 4 days!