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Start the Year Off Right with a Visit to Smugglers’ Notch

by Linda Warner

Smugglers Notch Resort - SkiersSmugglers’ Notch Resort is proud to call itself “America’s Family Resort” not just because it offers some of the best skiing & riding in Vermont, but because it offers so much more. Add snow-tubing, snowshoeing, Snow Cat rides, zip-lines, and Kid’s Fun Zone (to name just a few resort activities), and you have the makings of a perfect family getaway. But that’s not all. Smugglers’ Notch has a full calendar of events to add something extra to every visit. Here’s what’s in store for January 2020:

Take advantage of the long MLK weekend. Enjoy all the usual activities available at Smuggs, culminating in a Saturday night (January 18) bonfire, torchlight parade, and spectacular fireworks display!

Smugglers Notch Resort - Ice ClimbingReady for a new adventure? Plan your visit for the weekend of January 24-26 and take part in the Annual Smugglers’ Notch Pass Ice Climbing Event. Kickoff party and Drytool Competition friday night at Petra Cliffs in Burlington, VT (doors open at 6pm, $5 entry). Saturday & Sunday are filled with clinics at the Barn at Smuggs, tailored for the true novice all the way to the experienced alpinist. Demos from the best brands will be present so if you’re looking for that next piece of kit, come demo it first before dropping the big bucks! (21+ only.)

Smugglers Notch Resort - FireworksSaturday, January 25th, also offers a special event in Jeffersonville, presented by the Cambridge Area Rotary. Enjoy fun for the whole family with WinterFest activities, including Pie for Breakfast, FREE Snowshoe or Cross Country rentals at Smuggs, Mini Snowmobiles, Community Center Games, Library Story Hour, Lasagna Dinner, Scout Events, Bonfire, Skating, Hot Air Balloon Glow, and FIREWORKS!

Smugglers Notch Resort - Headliners Comedy ClubHead to Bootleggers’ Lounge on January 27th at 9:00 pm for the Headliners Comedy Club. See two of Boston & New York’s funniest comics live! Each show hosted by either Rob Steen or Jody Sloane. $15 cover charge includes one draft beer or house wine (21+ only).

Additional events offered on a regular basis in January include:

  • Free Family Fun Run – Who’s the fastest in your family? Find out on the timed race course.
  • Black Bear Apres Sport Party – 21+ adults are invited to join the party. Live music and draft beer specials.
  • Smugglers’ Notch Distillery Tastings – 21+ events. Tastings of award winning Vermont spirits at the Village Pizzeria.

Don’t let the winter pass you by without planning a fun-filled getaway to Smugglers’ Notch Resort. There’s so much to do, you might have to come back to experience it all!

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