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Alpine Skiing

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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Top 10 reasons to take a Smugglers' Notch Private Lesson:
  1. To completely focus on YOUR goals and aspirations.
  2. To get better faster, by learning from the best.
  3. To stay friends with your friends (friends don’t let friends teach friends).
  4. To learn to ski and ride along with your friends and family (semi-private lessons).
  5. To look better and feel more confident on the slopes.
  6. To learn to teach your kiddos.
  7. To conquer your fears.
  8. To be in control of your day on the mountain, with flexible lesson times.
  9. To master steeps, trees, bumps, powder, technical or flat and forgiving terrain.
  10. To build mountain memories that will last a lifetime.
Taking a professional lesson is the best way for you to learn, or to improve your current skills, so you can join, or keep up with, or surpass your family and friends on the slopes this season.

Adult Group Lessons & Programs

Private Lessons

NOW is the time to turn your ski
& snowboard dreams into reality.

Private Lesson Options

Our guests agree that our Covid Safety Protocols are among the best in the business.

"It was our first trip to Smugglers' Notch. We wanted to socially distance and have guaranteed ski tickets, so we booked a package with the Smugglers' Notch reservations team. The ski school was probably the best we've experienced for our kids. They were extremely patient and maintained good safety protocols." — Winter 2020-2021 guest

"Smuggs provides every type of mountain experience for all breeds of skiers. Smuggs is the most perfect resort to take lessons and learn on Morse and the most perfect resort to go and challenge yourself with some extreme expert trails like Madonna and Sterling." — Jared from Hillsdale, NJ
Stayed 02/04/2021-02/08/2021

"Great resort for beginners learning to ski and snowboard. We especially liked the proximity of our condo to the beginning lifts. The instructors were very helpful and good with kids." — Leena — Stayed 02/27/2021-03/05/2021

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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