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Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center

30 kilometers of cross-country trails and dedicated snowshoe terrain!

Open daily at 8:30 am.
Come visit the Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center and discover the beauty of the Winter landscape on snowshoes, cross-country skis, or ice skates. We offer cross-country trails for every level of skier from beginner to expert, along with dedicated snowshoe trails to explore off the beaten path.
For daily trail and ice rink status call the Nordic Report at (802)644-1173.

NEW this Winter — a 200 meter ski & snowshoe track available daily from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, weather permitting.
Need equipment? We have everything you need to set up for a great snowshoe, cross-country ski, or ice skate adventure.

Smugglers' - Tales from the Notch: Cross Country Skiing at The Nordic Center

Our alpine trails aren't the only ones brimming with fresh powder. Did you know Smuggs has 30 km of cross country and snowshoe terrain? Visit our Nordic Center and discover for yourself at the annual Smugglers' Notch Snowshoe Festival this weekend!
Cross-Country & Snowshoe Programs are available from December 6, 2019 - April 5, 2020
Cross-Country & Snowshoe Trail Season Pass
Adult $89*
Youth (6 - 17) $69*
Family Pass (minimum 1 adult & 1 youth) $69* per adult $49* per youth
Cross-Country & Snowshoe Daily Trail Fees
Adult $14*
Youth (6 - 17) $8*
Ages 5 & under ski FREE with an adult.
Ages 70 & over ski FREE every day!
Group & Private Lessons
Group Lesson - Cross-Country or Snowshoe (1 1/2-hour) $45
Private Lesson - (1 Hour) $60
Additional person in private lesson $40 (up to 3 ppl)
Equipment Rental
Cross-Country skis, boots & poles $20*
Snowshoes $20*
Ice Skates $5*
To purchase a Nordic Pass call 1-800-523-2754.
* Subject to 6% Vermont Sales Tax

Smugglers' Nordic Center is a participant in national Winter Trails Day, held annually in January to welcome new participants to the sports of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with free clinics and equipment rentals.
Cross-Country Skiing


From beginner to expert trails, you will find our network both beautiful and varied with terrain suitable for classic and skate ski.

Cross Country Lessons

Back Country

Backcountry Ski

For cross-country skiers looking to travel off the groomed trails, we have several areas that offer a more rugged backcountry experience.

Learn more about Nordic Skiing



If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Really, it's that easy. From total beginners to avid hikers, snowshoeing provides you with a sure-footed way to explore the woods.

Learn more about Snowshoeing

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Whether you are looking to practice your spins or play hockey with your family, our outdoor ice rink is the perfect place to play during the day or evening.

Learn more about ice skating

Winter Cross-country map

Download a high resolution (3.1 MB) PDF of the Nordic Map here!
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