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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 - Where's the Bear?, High Elevation Snowshoe Tour, Family Snowshoe Walk, Family Adventure Nighttime Snowshoe, Family Snowshoe Cider Walk, Snowshoe Notch Night Tour, and Snowshoe Fitness ... Exercise in Winter.
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 10/17/2013.
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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 10/17/2013.
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Smugglers' also rents ice skates for $5.00 per pair. There is no fee to enjoy the outdoor ice skating, and guests are welcome to bring their own skates.
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 SeasonEvening trek pairs "Sweets and Snowshoes" Each Wednesday evening a guided trek for adults departs the Nordic Center and follows a network of gently rolling snowshoe trails to a handcrafted pavilion in the woods. At the pavilion, trekkers relax in the glow of a campfire and candlelight while enjoying a warm beverage and samplings of three desserts. The trek is 30 - 40 minutes each way, and appropriate for all levels of experience.
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 and 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