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AboutSmugglers' Notch Resort offers 34 kilometers of cross-country trails and 24 kilometers of dedicated snowshoe terrain. the trails are for every level from beginner to expert. Both group and private lessons are available in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There are also many special tours offered weekly: Mom & Me Private lessons (X-C only), Snowshoe Trek - Our Forest Heritage, Snowshoe Trek - Winter Survival, Snowshoe Trek - Vermont Experience, Family Snowshoe Cider Walk, Sugar On Snow Snowshoe Trek, and S'mores & Snowshoes Trek.
Smugglers' Nordic Center offers 30 kilometers of cross-country trails for every level of skier from beginner to expert, and 24 kilometers of dedicated snowshoe trails. Group and private lessons are available. Special tours teach about bear habitat and maple sugaring. The popular weekly Snowshoe Adventure Dinner heads out on an evening exploration of the Sterling summit on snowshoes, capped by a delicious dinner catered by the Resort's Hearth & Candle Restaurant in a summit warming cabin, and trek down to the base lodge on a ski trail with beautiful valley views.
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Trail FeesPrices last updated 10/03/2016.
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For guests staying at the Resort on one of our Club Smugglers' Packages, the Nordic Center trail pass is included. There is free access to the Nordic trails with a valid lift ticket..
Ski Rental Prices
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Information last updated 10/03/2016.
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Skating is FREE with your Smuggs Pass or Season Pass. Ice rink usage is $5 or free with skate rental. Skate rental is $5 per pair. Sharpening services available. Use of Ice Skating is included in all the Club Smugglers' Packages. Open daily, weather permitting, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Ski LessonsThe Nordic Center is under the direction of veteran sportsman and manager, Zeke Zucker. The staff is well-trained and dedicated to Nordic sports, and their enthusiasm spills over into their qualified and excellent instruction for beginners to experts. The terrain is beautiful and offers views into the famed Smugglers' Notch Pass and to Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest mountain.
Improvements This SeasonDuring winter 2015/2016 Smugglers' snowshoe fleet was converted to Atlas, chosen for their longstanding reputation for quality. Learning terrain expanded with a 200 meter cross country ski track on level ground around the perimeter of the outdoor ice rink, which is lighted in the evening. The track is available from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm for anyone who wants to do ski laps for exercise or practice their skills and will likely also be used for instruction for novices. A Piston Bully groomer acquired in winter 2015/2016 enhanced trail conditions with tilling and track setting.
DiningThere are many dining options ranging from pizza to gourmet within Smugglers' Notch Resort's vacation village, as well as within a short 5 mile drive into neighboring Jeffersonville. Of special interest to Nordic and outdoor aficionados is the Snowshoe Adventure Dinner (for 18 & older). This is a weekly dining experience atop Sterling Mountain. The Sterling lift transports guests to The Top of The Notch, a mountain cabin lit only by candles. The renowned Hearth & Candle restaurant serves a gourmet meal with appetizer, choice of main course and famous desserts. After dinner guests enjoy a 40 minute snowshoe down to the Base Lodge. This is a rustic experience that guests adore.
Bars and NightlifeThere is featured entertainment nightly for guests with such offerings as Sports Highlights, Marko's Magical Mystery Show, Goodtime Trivia, Liquid Courage Karaoke, and LIVE Jam Band.
Lodging, Hotels, and CondosSmugglers' Notch Resort is a vacation village comprised of studio to five bedroom condos, restaurants, activity centers, and other facilities. Most condos are appointed with full kitchens, fireplaces and decks. All are within a short walk or free shuttle ride of the activities and lifts.
Other Recreation NearbySmugglers' is a self-contained resort village with alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross-country, snowshoe, snow tubing and ice skating all on site. Snowmobiling tours are also available.
Directions to Smugglers' Notch Nordic CenterLocated at:
4323 Vermont Route 108 South
Smugglers' Notch, VT 05464