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Smugglers — Children’s programs

Child care: Ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. Children are separated into three age groups. Cost is $85 per day. The Treasures Child Care Center just puts this resort at the top of the child-care world. The state-of-the-art facility, fully licensed by the state of Vermont, is staffed by 20 professionals. Reservations are required; make them when you book your vacation. Given 24 hours notice and a $10 finders fee, Treasures also will arrange for an evening babysitter (cost $12/hour + $1/hour for each additional child, paid to the sitter).

TREASURES is included when families purchase our Club Smugglers’ Classic or Summit Package, all season long, December 9, 2011 – April 8, 2012!

Little Rascals on Snow, a skiing program for 2-1/2 to 3 year olds, is run from Treasures. Ski time, quiet time, and play time are combined for a low pressure introduction to skiing and winter fun. The daily fee is $129.


Children’s lessons: Kids and teens are divided into four age groups: 3–5 (4–5 for snowboarding), 6–10, 11–15 and 16–17. The teen programs allow kids to meet new friends with whom they can hang out at the supervised evening teen activities.

Full-day programs (9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily except Thursday, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) can be purchased separately, for $139 per child per day, or can be included in one of several ski and lodging packages for considerably less. Programs include ski or boarding lessons, outdoor games, science discovery, hot lunch and indoor entertainment in the afternoon. Several 1.5-hour lesson programs are offered at $39 for kids ages 6-17 who don’t want a full-day program.

Discovery Dynamos Ski or Snowboard Camp (ages 3–5 years)

Adventure Rangers Ski or Snowboard Camp (ages 6–10 years)

Notch Squad Ski or Snowboard Camp (ages 11–15 years)

Mountain Explorers (ages 16–17)


Special programs: Mom & Me/Dad & Me program teaches parents how to teach their youngsters to ski or board for $75 per parent/child session. Scouts Honored allows scouts to earn snow sport merit badges. Other special programs include terrain park tactics, recreational racing and Night School for Boarding.

Special activities: Three nights a week (Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday), Treasures hosts Kids’ Night Out, with dinner and activities for ages 3–11, at $30 per child, so Mom and Dad can have some fun on their own. Given 24 hours notice and a $10 finders fee, Treasures will also arrange for a babysitter at $12/hour to come to your lodging.