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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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Please read the following programming descriptions carefully.

Due to low demand, group lessons are discontinued for the remainder of the season. Private lessons, First Timer Packages, and Night School are available February 22 - April 4, 2021.

All participants and instructors will be required to wear masks when closer than 6 feet. Guests will be able to ride the lifts with their travel group only. When in a lesson if no one from their travel group is present they will ride the chairlift by themselves. Adults can ride the lift with their children while their child is in a lesson, if needed. All participants in Snow Sport University programs will be required to adhere to the
Vermont State Travel Guidelines. Participants are also required to fill out a release form online at smuggs.com/ssuattestation

To book online go to www.smuggs.com/bookfun or call 1-800-523-2754.




SSU programs are available December 11, 2020 - April 4, 2021

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.

NOW is the time to turn your ski & snowboard dreams into reality. Do you want to:

       > Get to know our mountains like a local?
       > Be able to keep up with your kids?
       > Conquer your fears?
       > Learn to ski/snowboard bumps?
       > Learn to ski/snowboard glades?
       > Learn to ski/snowboard steeps?
       > Carve black diamonds like a pro?
       > Improve your technical skills.
       > Build lasting memories with a Guided Family Experience.

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.

Feerless Steeps

Feerless 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.

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.

   2020-2021 Non-holiday rates: $145 first person, $100 per additional person, $100 per additional hour.
   2020-2021 Holiday* rates: $175 first person, $125 per additional person, $125 per additional hour.

Beginning February 22, 2021 private lessons will be 30% off when booked 24 hours in advance. *Excludes Family Experience Lessons and Pro Private Equipped.

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.

Pre-registration is required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2020-January 1, 2021, January 16-18, 2021 & February 13-21, 2021.
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.

   2020-2021 Rates: Half-day: $499/non-holiday, $625/holiday.
   2020-2021 Rates: Full-day: $849/non-holiday, $999/holiday.

Special rates starting February 22, 2021 - April 4, 2021
   2020-2021 Rates: Half-day: $449/non-holiday.
   2020-2021 Rates: Full-day: $659/non-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.

Pre-registration required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund. Includes up to 6 people.


*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2020-January 1, 2021, January 16-18, 2021 & February 13-21, 2021.
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.

   2020-2021 Non-holiday rates: $145 for both parent and child, $100 per additional hour.
   2020-2021 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

Pre-registration is required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2020-January 1, 2021, January 16-18, 2021 & February 13-21, 2021.
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.

   2020-2021 Non-holiday rates: $145 first person, $100 per additional person, $100 per additional hour.
   2020-2021 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.

Pre-registration is required. 24 hour cancellation required for refund.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2020-January 1, 2021, January 16-18, 2021 & February 13-21, 2021.
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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