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Private Lesson

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.
Changes have been made to program age eligibility, timing, and meeting locations.
Please be aware that as further information is made available by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA), other state and federal agencies, and Smugglers' Notch, programming details may need to be further amended.

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, and will be asked COVID-19 health questions at line up. Participants are also required to fill out a release form online. A link to the release form will be available in late November.

Daily program registration is currently on hold.
We will post updated registration information when it is available.

Please note: These Snow Sport University options for you and your family may continue to be updated. For up-to-date information on the following Snow Sport University options, due to Covid-19 restrictions, please check back.

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.

To book an SSU Private Lesson or Program call 800-523-2754.

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.

   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.

*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.

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.

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.
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.

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 & 12:00 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.
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.

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 & 12:00 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.

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 & 12:00 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.
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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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