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Smugglers' Snow Sport University
Private Lesson Programs

Book a private lesson with our Snow Sport University and you'll always have a friend on a powder day!

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Beginner to expert, individual attention will help you take your skills to the next level. Book a private lesson today and become the skier/rider you always wanted to be.

SSU programs are available December 10, 2021 - April 10, 2022

NOW is the time to turn your ski & snowboard dreams into reality. Do you want to:
  • Be in control of your day on the mountain, with flexible lesson times.
  • Carve black diamonds like a pro?
  • Completely focus on YOUR goals and aspirations.
  • Conquer your fears.
  • Get better faster, by learning from the best.
  • Get to know our mountains like a local?
  • Improve your technical skills.
  • Keep up with your kids?
  • Learn to ski or ride and build lasting memories with your friends and family (semi-private lessons) with a Guided Family Experience.
  • Learn to teach your kiddos at Mom or Dad and Me
  • Look better and feel more confident on the slopes.
  • Master steeps, glades, bumps, powder, technical or flat, and forgiving terrain.
  • Stay friends with your friends (friends don’t let friends teach friends).

Terrain Specific Private Lessons
Trapped in the intermediate zone? Dream of mastering moguls, crushing gladed terrain and tackling serious steeps? Smugglers' Notch has incredible terrain beyond our blue and black groomers with your name on it. Book a Terrain Specific Private Lesson and exchange corduroy for bumps, steeps, and trees where you belong.



Mogul Masters

Mogul Masters

Take the anxiety out of jumping into the bumps. Our specialized instructors will teach you to find your best lines, adjust your stance and timing, perfect your bump turns, and much more. For intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Glade Heaven

Glade Heaven

Master your tree skiing skills! Risk management will take the anxiety out of getting into the glades, and focus on the skills needed to become a tree skiing/riding juggernaut. For intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Fearless Steeps

Fearless Steeps

Our world class instructors are experts at replacing the intimidation out of steeps and replacing it with confidence and adrenaline. The Fearless Steeps Private Lesson focuses on Safety, Fun & Learning...in that order. For advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Spring Madness

Spring Madness

As the temps climb, it’s all about having fun, being outside in the sunshine and enjoying the last couple months of the season. Our Spring Madness Private Lesson focuses on techniques to master heavy, wet spring snow — reducing fatigue and allowing you to own a day on the mountain that you'll cherish for years to come.

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To book an SSU Private Lesson or Program call 800-523-2754.
A lift ticket is required for all SSU programs.

Private Lesson

Alpine Ski, Snowboard or Telemark Ski Private Lessons

Choose from a variety of options designed to address your specific interests and goals.

Individual Private Lessons for Adults & Children 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. Its 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.

   2021-2022 Non-holiday rates: $145 first person, $100 per additional person, $100 per additional hour.
   2021-2022 Holiday* rates: $175 first person, $125 per additional person, $125 per additional hour.

A lift ticket is required for all SSU programs.

Available daily by appointment:

1 hour: 8:30 am & 3:00 pm
2 hour: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
3 hour: 9:00 am & 1:00 pm
6 hour: 9:00 am & 10:00 am

Levels: All ages & levels
Level 1-4 meet at the Gazebo.
Level 5-9 meet at Green Pepper’s deck at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge.

Preregistration is required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2021-January 2, 2022, January 15-17, 2022 & February 19-27, 2022.
Family Experience

The Guided Family Experience

Snow Sport University professionals are pleased to offer a new Guided Family Experience this winter. What makes this product unique is that families can ski and snowboard together in the same private lesson.

Smugglers’ multi-disciplined coaches take these lessons and cater them not only to helping families learn new skills, but also getting the most out of their time on the hill together through topics like terrain selection, finding the best snow, and keeping the kids engaged with the family while also giving them a sense of independence.

   2021-2022 Rates: Half-day: $499/non-holiday, $625/holiday.
   2021-2022 Rates: Full-day: $849/non-holiday, $999/holiday.

Available: Daily by appointment
Half-day 9:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Full-day 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Levels: All ages & levels
Level 1-4 meet at the Gazebo.
Level 5-9 meet at Green Pepper’s deck at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge.

A lift ticket is required for all SSU programs.

Preregistration required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund. Includes up to 6 people.


*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2021-January 2, 2022, January 15-17, 2022 & February 19-27, 2022.
Mom & Me, Dad & Me Instruction

Mom & Me, Dad & Me Ski & Snowboard Semi-Private Lessons

Get a look inside an SSU Instructors' "bag of tricks"! Coaches will share teaching strategies with Mom or Dad to assist the parent in teaching a little one to ski or ride. Emphasis is on fun and strengthening the parent-child bond.

The parent must be an intermediate or better skier or rider, and your child should be a First Timer, age 3 & older.

   2021-2022 Non-holiday rates: $145 for both parent and child, $100 per additional hour.
   2021-2022 Holiday* rates: $175 for both parent and child, $125 per additional hour.

A lift ticket is required for all SSU programs.

Available daily by appointment:

1 hour: 8:30 am & 3:00 pm
2 hour: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
3 hour: 9:00 am & 1:00 pm
6 hour: 9:00 am & 10:00 am

Preregistration is required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2021-January 2, 2022, January 15-17, 2022 & February 19-27, 2022.
Group Private Lessons

6-Hour Private Instruction or Guided Tour

This program is ideal for the individual or group that wants personal, private coaching and guiding for the entire day.

With your personal coach, you can spend the whole day enhancing your skills and exploring the mountains, or your group can split up the day between family members of different ages and abilities.

Available: Daily 9:00 am or 10:00 am start time.
Levels: Level 1-4/Beginners, Morse Mountain, meet at the Gazebo by the Village Lift. Level 5-9/Advanced, meet on the Green Peppers Deck at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge.
2021-2022 Non-holiday Rates: $1045 for up to 5 people.
2021-2022 Holiday*: $1075 for up to 5 people.

A lift ticket is required for all SSU programs.

24 hour cancellation required for a refund


Preregistration is required as space is limited for this program.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2021-January 2, 2022, January 15-17, 2022 & February 19-27, 2022.
Terrain Park Private

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 only when Terrain Parks are open.

   2021-2022 Non-holiday rates: $145 first person, $100 per additional person, $100 per additional hour.
   2021-2022 Holiday* rates: $175 first person, $125 per additional person, $125 per additional hour.

A lift ticket is required for all SSU programs.

Available daily by appointment:

1 hour: 8:30 am & 3:00 pm
2 hour: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
3 hour: 9:00 am & 1:00 pm
6 hour: 9:00 am & 10:00 am

Levels: 5-9 meet on the Green Peppers Deck at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge.

Preregistration is required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2021-January 2, 2022, January 15-17, 2022 & February 19-27, 2022.
Private Lessons

Pro Private Equipped

Ages 18 & older.
A one-on-one guided format designed to integrate your pace of skill building to the terrain challenges of the mountain, plus the equipment “du jour” selected for the terrain and conditions of the day under the mindful direction of your personal guide.

Available: Wednesday - Monday
3-hour private lesson including demo equipment.
Available times are: 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

   2020-2021 Non-holiday rates: $350 per person
   2020-2021 Holiday rates: $435 per person holiday

Pre-registration is required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund.
A lift ticket is required for all SSU programs.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2020-January 1, 2021, January 16-18, 2021 & February 13-21, 2021.
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Smugglers' uses hands-free RFID technology at all 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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