I got a lot of odd looks when I told people that we were going to a ski resort in January but that none of us skied. But we weren’t worried. We had plans for Jackson to learn how to ski and we knew that the resort offered plenty of activities for us non-skiers.
We were invited to visit Smugglers’ Notch this winter, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
What to do at Smugglers’ Notch Resort if you Don’t Ski
Learn to Ski (or snowboard)
The obvious thing to do when you find yourself at a ski resort and not knowing how to ski would be to learn how to ski or snowboard. Smugglers’s Notch offers ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults of all ages and ability. They offer a women’s ski clinic and Mommy and Me lessons. There is an opportunity for everyone to learn, no matter your age or ability.
I had never been snowshoeing and was really pretty clueless about the the whole experience. Lucky for me, so was everyone else on the back country
I hadn’t been
I have tried ice skating a few time. It’s not my thing. But my husband really likes ice skating so I strapped some skates on and headed out to the rink. My husband loved that the rink had two hockey nets so that you could play a game of ice hockey. While skating is not my thing I did enjoy the views.
Swimming may not come to mind when you think of a ski resort but after a long day out in the cold, jumping in a heated pool can definitely be fun. The indoor Courtside Pool has a heated pool and hot tubs.
John and Jack were so excited to go snowmobiling. The tour took them down the notch where they got to see an area of the mountain that isn’t accessible unless you are on a snowmobile or skis. This was their first time snowmobiling and John said it was very
Fun Zone 2.0
My family loves Fun Zone 2.0 it’s the perfect place to warm up after a fun day outdoors. You can play arcade games, climb the rock wall, try the obstacle course or play laser tag. You can also go upstairs and enjoy bounce houses and an area geared to kids ages 2 to 8 years old. I was amazed that after a day of skiing my son still had tons of energy for the Fun Zone.
There is so much to do at Smugglers’ Notch that it’s easy to feel like you have to do it all. But you don’t. What I love about being at Smuggs is that
I am the type of person who frequently says, “we shouldn’t be hanging out in the room” when I’m on vacation. But I never feel that way at Smuggs. With so much to
You don’t have to ski or snowboard to enjoy all that Smugglers’ Notch has to offer or to experience the mountains. Smugglers’ Notch finds ways to make the mountains accessible to everyone. You can be as adventurous as you want and
If you are interested in learning more about Smugglers’ Notch check out our posts about our visit to Smugglers’ Notch in the Summer and Treasures Childcare. You can also find Smugglers’ Notch on Facebook and Instagram.