From its simple beginnings in 1956 with only two Poma lifts to today’s presentation with more than 78 trails and seven lifts including a resort village, things have changed quite a bit at Smugglers’ Notch. What hasn’t changed though is perhaps its focus.
Family-Focused With A Community Commitment
“What makes Smugglers’ Notch a unique resort is our complete and single-minded commitment to making your stay with us the family vacation of a lifetime! That is our mission. No matter what season you choose, we offer a family experience that is second to none, form the moment you arrive to the moment you have to depart.”
That’s not its only commitment. Smugglers’ also believe it is part of building a greater community and describes itself as always striving “… to be a positive force in our community, to be considered a business with the highest ethics, environmental values and corporate responsibility by our neighbors and our suppliers.” Owner Bill Stritzler proudly shares on its website,
“Here at Smugglers, we believe that any person that contributes to the health of the community through volunteerism should be rewarded. There are numerous non-profit organizations that provide incredible services to members of our Vermont community that are struggling. Smugglers is in the position to help and provide an additional incentive to get folks involved so these organizations can continue to fulfill their mission and serve the needs of the community.”
Winter Daycation for Vermont Volunteers
Smugglers is once again following through on its community commitment by offering Vermont volunteers a free winter daycation pass in exchange for volunteering.
Volunteers who work at a local non-profit for at least 10 hours per month with a 3-month commitment* will receive a Winter Daycation Pass for their immediate family. The Vermonter Winter Daycation Pass provides entry into the heated pool and hot tubs, ice skating, bonfire warm-up, tubing, the Ozone at FunZone 2.0, and more all season long. The pass is valued at $139/adult and $99/youth.
Other Ski Volunteer Opportunities
There are a number of different opportunities to volunteer this season. Here are several other interesting volunteer ski positions across North America:
- Volunteer Ski Patrol – Copper Mountain, CO
- Volunteer Resort/Mountain Host – Winter Park, CO
- Community Volunteer Days at Alta Ski Resort, UT
- International Volunteer Program – Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
- Volunteer Adaptive Sports Ski Instructor – Whistler Adaptive
- Volunteer Ski & Snowboard Instructor – Mountain Area Ski School
Do you volunteer at your local mountain? What do you do? We’d like to hear about it!