We could not have had a more picture-perfect Christmas, at least up here in Underhill, Vermont, at the foot of Mount Mansfield! We received a good six to eight inches of the fluffy white stuff on Christmas Day, and I enjoyed a morning of photographing lots of happy people up at Smugglers’ Notch Ski Resort. Here’s a look at what’s happening at Smuggs over the New Years holiday.
Families and having fun is what Smuggs is all about. Imagine being able to leave your little ones at the Discovery Camp while you go check out the freshies on Doc Dempsey’s Glades, feeling confident the kids will be having as much fun as you. Lunch is provided for them, along with afternoon entertainment. Since two- to four-years-old kids can’t spend all day on the slopes, they will need a break, and The Discovery Camp is well versed in this arena!
Smuggs Village Overview
A quick tour of the Village at Smuggs shows us retail shops, ski rentals and demo shops, restaurants, bars, a game room, lounges, an indoor pool, hot tubs, The Fun Zone, The Teen Center, and a small grocery store offering some of our locally made wines. The super-friendly staff is all decked out to ring in the New Year and holiday!
My husband is an instructor at Smuggs, where this past weekend they had over 600 skiers from Wayne New Jersey, and all from the same ski club! The standing joke for New Jersey is “What exit?” My husband, a New Jersey native, could relate to these good folks. I have never seen Sir Henry’s tube sliding look busier.
This Week’s Activities
Here are just a few of the things listed for fun this week:
Cross country skiing center opens and back country tours are available
Latin/ Salsa and ballroom dancing lessons
Children’s fun feast
Kids night out
The Great Race cookie race
Sir Henry’s tube sliding
Fun Zone Jamboree
Snowshoeing night tour
Good time trivia
Skiing and riding!
For up to date information regarding the skiing conditions, check out the No Bull Snow Report.
So get out, enjoy the holiday, go ahead and have some fun. Once you arrive you can park the car and relax, knowing everything will be taken care of.
Happy New Year, everyone, and take care! When you’re ready to move to Vermont and ski every day, contact me!