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Sidecountry Skiing

Not interested in earning all of your turns? We’ll utilize the lifts at Smugglers Notch to maximize your time on the down. Smugglers Notch may have the reputation as a family resort, but did you know they also have the easiest and best access to New England’s premier backcountry ski and ski mountaineering playground? Whether inbounds or out of bounds, experience challenging untracked terrain, mind-blowing vistas, the crème de la crème of glade, chute and gully skiing and of course LOTS of snow. To join us mid week for a BC adventure please contact Petra Cliffs and set up a private or group session beyond the area boundaries. Get away from the crowds and get the best snow on the mountain.


Advanced-intermediate skiing or snowboarding skills and some backcountry experience. Touring equipment is recommended.


Smugglers Notch, Jeffersonville, VT


Every Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday starting in January-March 31st


prices are based on guide:client ratio

Full day (9am-4pm)
1:1 $315*
1:2 $235*
1:3 $200*
1:4 $160*

Half day (9am-1pm, 1pm-4pm)
1:1 $210*
1:2 $175*
1:3 $165*
1:4 $130*

*Does not include the cost of a Smugglers Notch lift Pass.  

Trip Details

Inclusions: Professional ski guide and all technical climbing equipment (harness, helmet, belay devices, crampons, ice axes, ropes and all other appropriate technical equipment.)

Exclusions: Personal gear, food, water and clothing, Alpine touring/telemark/split boarding equipment, skins, ski crampons*. (see equipment list for what to bring)

*Alpine Touring Skis or Splitboards with touring bindings and skins are available for demo for $40per day

What's Next? Where do I go from here?

Mount Washington Ravines