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One of the best and most complete children's programs... Boston Globe

Snow Sport University Lessons

This is not your ordinary ski & ride school!

Just learning, or fine-tuning your skiing or snowboarding skills? Smuggs makes learning fun for everyone!

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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. Participants are also required to fill out a release form online. Go to smuggs.com/ssuattestation

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

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.

We are the only resort with specially designed kid-friendly programs that divide age groups by small increments, based on the learning capacity and developmental stages of children — with fun at the heart of every program.

"Ski instructors were awesome! My kids did the level 1 & 2 in the two hour ski lessons a couple days. Those instructors were so great with the kids! They loved class! My Mom and I did the level 2 two hour ski lessons. Our Instructor Mark was awesome!" Jennie from Satellite Beach, FL ~ Resort Guest January, 2019.

Little Rascals on Snow

Little Rascals on Snow Ages 2-1/2 - 3 years

Ski and Snowboard introduction for toddlers in a fun setting at our Riglet park and snow playground located at the Tree House behind the Meeting House.

Little Rascals Info

Discovery Dynamos

Discovery Dynamos
Ages 3 - 4

Guided discovery for Preschoolers encourages development and builds confidence.
NEW 2-hour Discovery Private Lessons

Discovery Dynamos Info

Trail Blazers Lesson

Trail Blazers
Ages 5-6

Focused development for Kindergartners & First Graders.
2-hour group lessons * Multi-week programs * Private lessons * Family Private Lessons

Trail Blazers Info

Adventure Rangers

Adventure Rangers
Ages 7-10

Inspired learning through exploration.

2-hour group lessons * Multi-week programs * Night School for Boarding or Jibbing * Private lessons * Family Private Lessons

Adventure Rangers info

Notch Squad

Notch Squad
Ages 11-15

Skills and thrills for kids as they explore our 3 mountain playground.
2-hour group lessons * Multi-week programs * Night School for Boarding or Jibbing * Private lessons * Family Private Lessons

Notch Squad Info

Mountain Explorers

Mountain Explorers
Ages 16-20

Tailored experiences with thrills.

2-hour group lessons * Night School for Boarding or Jibbing * Private Lessons * Family Private Lessons

Mountain Explorers Info

Snow Sport University programs for adults
Adult Group Lessons & Programs

Adult Programs
Ages 18 & older!

Get the most out of your time on the mountain.

Private lessons * Group lessons

Adult Program Info

Special programs for all ages

Adaptive Program

Smugglers' Notch Adaptive Program (SNAP)

Provides therapeutic recreation for children and adults of all abilities. Experiences are tailored to meet the needs and goals of each individual.

Adaptive Program Info

Night School for Boarding & Jibbing

Night School for Boarding & Jibbing

Night Boarding is a relaxed session for beginners to learn and practice new skills. Night Jibbing is designed to utilize small, entry-level terrain park features to introduce level 4-6 skiers & riders to freestyle.

Night School Info

Snow Sport University is proud to be a member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors.

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
"A wonderful holiday vacation! Snow Sport University is in the Ivy League!" — Bill from Vienna, VA

At Snow Sport University (SSU) we connect you and your family to the mountains through safety, fun and learning. Whether you're new to snow sports or ready to explore more challenging terrain, Snow Sport University's experienced guides will help you develop the skills and confidence to meet your goals. Our SSU staff personally makes sure your entire family, from toddlers to adults, beginners to experts, has the best possible on-mountain experience and end each session with more skill and knowledge as they progress throughout the week.
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