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The Smuggler’s Notch Ski and Snowboard Club offers excellent programs for three disciplines of snow sports: Alpine Racing, Free Skiing and Snowboarding. Founded in 1959, SNSC has a rich history of providing over 50 years of quality, competitive programming on the unique terrain at Smuggler’s Notch Resort. Our wonderful clubhouse facility, located at the base of Sterling Mountain, is home to a strong community of families who love to ski and ride.

membership options & Info.

Below you will find every topic you need regarding membership at our club and membership rates.

Individual

​Yearly fee which allows individual athletes use of the Club amenities and participation in SNSC programs.

$200

Family

Yearly fee which allows family use of Club amenities and entrance into Smugglers' Notch Ski Club programs.

$300

Individual Social

Yearly fee for past members that have fully matriculated through the program, are SNSC alumni or family members.

$200

Family Social

Yearly fee for SNSC alumni families who would like to enjoy the Club amenities but will not participate in SNSC programs.

$300

Let’s get started!​

Familiarize yourself with Alpine Ski Program, FreeSki Program & Snowboard Program you wish to enroll family members into. You will be asked to match programs up with family members in order to calculate your balance.  (Pricing and descriptions are found on the site under each program.) 

  1. Review the types of Club Memberships available and determine the membership you require.  Please review and understand your responsibilities to the club that are part of membership.
  2. Review and understand the mandatory documents you and your family members are required to sign digitally when registering: Code of Conduct, Club Liability & Medical Release, and Club USSA & USASA Volunteer Race.
  3. Proceed to enrollment when ready.  Payment by credit card or check will be accepted.

​For club registration and program questions email: director@snscvt.com

Club Member Responsibilities and Volunteerism

Once you finalize your registration, you will receive emails from SNSC with great information on what is happening at the Club and links to sign-up for various events to meet your volunteering commitment.

Every ski and snowboard program needs enthusiastic involvement from its members to be successful. Clubs must stand on their own. They must financially support and create their own race trails, terrain parks and pipe, lifts, buildings, snowmaking, racing supplies, and maintain those areas. In response, SNSC hosts many fundraising and competitive events throughout the year that are critical to our club’s financial health. Volunteering your time not only helps SNSC programs, it’s also an enjoyable way to meet other members and make new friends.

Fundraisers: Helping out / participating in our fundraising events keeps the club on firm financial footing. Our annual Ski Sale, Disk Golf Tournament, Casino Night and Calcutta are all important events that help us to hire the best coaches, pay for our clubhouse and keep our program fees as low as possible. Over 60% of the SNSC annual budget comes from fundraising events, so please sign up to do your part to keep the club alive (commitment requirements outlined below).

Club Cleaning Days: There is a sign up poster on the wall by the kitchen. Please be sure to sign up for a clean-up day and when your day comes up, team up with the other family that signed up and scrub-a-dub-dub (commitment requirements outlined below).

Participate:  There are tons of things that need to be done on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. There’s no shortage of tasks, but frequently, a shortage of hands. There are many committees that will benefit from your input and participation. The phrase “many hands make light work” couldn’t more aptly describe our situation at SNSC. Help out by participating as a member of our committees, on-hill events, and other SNSC activities.

 All SNSC family and individual membership holders are required to:

Ski and Board Sale | Donate eight (8) hours during the Ski and Snowboard Sale, Mid-October of each year or additional service will be assigned.
Clubhouse Clean-Up | Complete one (1) session of Clubhouse clean up on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Clean up normally takes 2-3 hours.
Competition Workdays | Work at least four (4) SNSC home competition events per athlete with a maximum of six (6) per family. Most of these races are held on a Saturday or Sunday and range from 5 to 8 hour days.  Skimeister and Ridemeister families will be responsible for only three work events.
Bring food to one race event at SNSC to support the volunteers working that day.

Each participating family will be asked to send a deposit check for $300 at the start of the season.  This check will not be cashed unless the members have been unable to complete their volunteer requirements by the end of the season.  SNSC will provide tracking reports on volunteer activities to each family and Ryan Sheredy, our director is available to discuss any special circumstances.

**Note first year families are excluded from the deposit requirement and need to particpate in only 2 competition workdays.  **

Scholarship recipients must work off their entire volunteer responsibilities in order to be eligible for scholarship the next season.  If your Volunteer Responsibilities are not met additional club support will be requested.

  1. ​​Professional coaching staff
  2. Video analysis
  3. Pre-season dry land training
  4. Christmas Vacation Camp and February Vacation Camp (See Program Listing)
  5. Potential Off-season, on-snow training camps: (based on interest) Camp costs not included in Program Fees. Camps and camp locations subject to change.
  6. Use of clubhouse:
    • Equipment storage area
    • Bathroom facilities
    • Wireless Internet service
    • Facilities to prepare and eat hot meals
    • Equipment tuning facilities and clinics
  7. Discounts on wax and tuning equipment
  8. On site technical service
  9. Early entry to Ski and Snowboard Sale
  10. Club Email Newsletter
  11. Discounts on equipment, clothing, and accessories
  12. USSA/USASA/VARA liaisons and committee representation
  13. Athlete schedule and travel support
  14. Parking privileges in Club lot
  15. Social events:
    • Family Fundown
    • Team Potlucks
    • Awards Banquet
    • Blast From the Past

And More!
Smugglers’ pass discount extension

SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH SKI EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

Smugglers Notch Ski Education Fund

Scholarship Information

The Smugglers Notch Ski Education Fund (SNSEF) is part of the Smugglers’ Notch Ski and Snowboard Club (SNSC), which is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization.  SNSEF is committed to providing financial assistance for the purpose of instruction, education, and training of young athletes, ages 6-19, in the sport of skiing and snowboarding.  The SNSEF and the SNSC philosophy is to encourage fun; creative learning; to improve the individual proficiency of athletes regardless of their ability; and to help every athlete meet the goals they have set for themselves.  While SNSEF aims to provide financial assistance where there is a need, it is done with the understanding that an athlete and/or his or her family should be responsible for some portion of the cost of the program. 

SNSEF Scholarship Criteria

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate desire to compete and participate in the sport of skiing or snowboarding. Attitude and commitment to training must be consistent with the philosophy of the Program and its Coaching Staff. 
  • Applicants and Parents must meet all obligations of the Program for which the scholarship is being sought. Exemptions would include special cases in which a sponsor from the program would represent the applicant if needed.
  • Scholarship recipients must meet volunteer requirements in order to be eligible for the scholarship during the next season.
  • Ages 6-19.

Scholarship applications will be accepted for consideration when we receive the complete scholarship application with the corresponding documentation. Scholarship applications can be submitted throughout the year to cover a variety of sport related expenses but there is an application deadline of November 1st specifically for annual Program fees.  Scholarship recipients will be notified by November 15th.   Exceptions to the application deadline may be made for special circumstances.

A scholarship application should include the following:

  • Complete Scholarship Application Form – link below.
  • Cover letter addressing the following topics:
    1. A description of the extenuating circumstances creating the need for a scholarship.
    2. What goals does the athlete have in the sport?
    3. Examples of how the athlete and/or the applicant’s family have supported the mission and objectives of SNSC.
  • Copy of last year’s tax returns or other applicable financial information to outline financial need (Additional financial information may be requested as needed).
  • Referral: a) If the applicant was in the club previously then no referral is needed. b) If the applicant is new to the club then a referral from another sport’s coach or a teacher is required.

Please return the completed form and documentation:

  • Electronic copies to the current SNSC Director (Ryan Sheredy, rsheredy@live.com)
  • Hard Copies to Smugglers’ Notch Ski & Snowboard Club, PO Box 377 – Jeffersonville, VT 05464-0377
 

SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB MEMBER
CODE OF CONDUCT AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Athletes, coaches, SNSC staff, SNSC members, officials and volunteers are expected to follow the SNSC Code of Conduct, which is based on the USSA Code of Conduct. The SNSC particularly endorses the policy for sportsmanship-like conduct.

Good sportsmanship includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Respect for all event officials and volunteers, ski area employees, SNSC coaches and staff, the skiing and snowboarding public, fellow teammates and fellow competitors.
  2. Respect for facilities and Clubhouse. Respect for private and public property.
  3. Suitable dress and grooming, courtesy and good manners in public places while training, while traveling and at events.
  4. Self control, responsible behavior, consideration for other’s physical and emotional well being. No profane or abusive language or behavior will be tolerated be it verbal, through electronic correspondence, written or through social media. During competition events, such language can lead to disqualification and/or competitor sanctions for future events.  
  5. A positive attitude, which promotes team spirit and team unity and to give your best effort during training.
  6. Honest conduct. No theft, lying or misrepresentation whatsoever.
  7. Conform to the curfew decided upon at the team meeting held during or prior to traveling to competition event.
  8. Attendance in all athletic training unless excused by a coach or coach is so notified in advance.
  9. Attendance at awards ceremonies and receptions. At awards ceremonies that are in conjunction with a banquet, suitable attire is mandatory.

Drugs, tobacco, e-cigarette (re:vaping), alcohol, weapons:

  1. SNSC athletes shall abstain from the use and/or possession of illegal or banned drugs, tobacco products, e-cigarettes (re:vaping) and illegal or immoderate use of alcohol or marijuana**.
    • **Note: SNSC considers the legal age for consumption of alcohol or marijuana as 21 years of age or older regardless of local law.
  2. SNSC coaches, SNSC staff, SNSC members, officials, and volunteers shall abstain from the use and/or possession of illegal or banned drugs, tobacco products, e-cigarettes (re: vaping) and immoderate consumption of alcohol or marijuana. Absolutely no consumption of alcohol or marijuana is permitted for those individuals under the age of 21.
  3. Absolutely no consumption of marijuana on SNSC premises or at SNR or USSA events or functions.
  4. SNSC athletes/members under 21 years of age shall not participate in gatherings involving consumption of alcohol unless it is an official USSA or an SNSC event organized function.
  5. Tools for equipment maintenance are permitted at SNSC facilities and events, but weapons of any sort are not. Know the difference.
  6. Firearms of any sort are not permitted at SNSC facilities and events.

Safety:
SNSC skiers and riders are expected to ski and ride under control and in a safe manner at all times. It is critical that we all act in a safe manner throughout the season to prevent injuries. 

Ensure your own personal safety and safety of others by using common sense. Be aware of condition, terrain, obstacles, and people around you while you are skiing, riding, and training. You should be familiar with and obey the Skiers Responsibility Code found on the Smugglers’ Notch Trail Map.

Helmets are required by all SNSC Athletes during training and competitions.

Disciplinary Action:
Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action which may include:

  1. Removal from the team trip or training camp.
  2. Suspension from training and/or competition.
  3. Loss of membership and program participation with no refunds.

Any action taken shall be applied fairly and equitably to all parties involved. SNSC Board of Directors, staff, and/or coaches will be notified to decide on consequences of violation. In any instance where illegal activity occurs, law enforcement may be contacted.

Minor Infraction: Has limited impact on the athlete, other athletes or individuals and/or the program as a whole.

Major Infraction: Has serious impact on the athlete, other athletes or individuals and/or the program as a whole.

Penalties:
Minor infractions: may result in withdrawal of training or competition privileges for a short period of time (e.g. 1-2 days)

Examples:

  • Inappropriate use of language
  • Failure to participate in the designed program
  • Disrespect for other people and property (athletes, coaches, SNSC members, officials, equipment, ski areas, Clubhouse, Etc…)

Repeated minor infractions: 
may result in withdrawal of training or racing privileges for a longer period of time (e.g. 1-2 weeks).
The SNSC Board of Directors, staff, and/or coaches are responsible for administering the disciplinary action for minor infractions and for informing parents/guardians and the Disciplinary Committee on these issues immediately.

Major infractions: 
may result in dismissal from the SNSC as a member, program participant, employee, and/or volunteer.

Examples:

  • Continued blatant disrespect for other people and property
  • Bullying, sexual harassment, hazing
  • Continued blatant inappropriate use of language
  • Stealing
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol
  • Using, encouraging the use of, or distributing drugs or banned substances
  • Hate speech, threatening behavior, abusive treatment in any medium, physical or emotional

In coordination with the Executive Director, the SNSC Disciplinary Committee, is responsible for administering disciplinary action for major infractions and will notify subject and the SNSC Board president of said action.

Recourse and appeals:
Subject may appeal disciplinary action by asking SNSC Board President for a hearing before the full board at the next scheduled board meeting.

SNSC Disciplinary Committee:

  1. A group comprised of the SNSC Board members.
    • *There will be no refund of membership and/or program fees for time missed resulting from a disciplinary action of any kind.
  2. Any non-member participating in a SNSC sponsored camp or activity, is responsible for complying with the SNSC Code of Conduct.
  3. Parents/Surrogate Parents*/Guardians are responsible for supporting Athlete (youth)/Club member compliance with the SNSC Code of Conduct.

Athlete/Member Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a high level of personal responsibility for oneself.
  2. Be courteous to and respect the decisions of the coaching staff, race officials, and all ski area employees.
  3. Respect other athletes’ dignity. Verbal, electronic, written, social media and physical behaviors that constitute harassment, abuse, or indecent conduct are unacceptable.
  4. Be honest in both actions and words.
  5. Respect property of others as well as Club property.
  6. Be on time.
  7. Participate and commit fully to the training and competition plan as designed by the coaching staff.
  8. Communicate with the coaches on all aspects of their program plan.
  9. Be prepared with equipment tuned and necessary clothing and protective gear.
  10. Conform to curfew during and when traveling to competition events.
  11. Clean up after yourself in and around the Club building, especially the bathroom and kitchen areas.
  12. Label all equipment, clothing, and accessories with name.

Parent/Surrogate Parent*/Member Responsibilities:

  1. Assist SNSC in supporting Club rules and responsibilities.
  2. Ensure your children/surrogate children understand the Club rules and responsibilities.
  3. Look out for your child’s/surrogate child’s interests as they enter, participate, and exit from the program.
  4. Monitor your own expectations of your child’s/surrogate child’s performance and progress, realizing that athletes, who feel they cannot meet their parents’ expectations, quickly lose motivation. Athletes excel in a supportive environment.
  5. Encourage all athletes.
  6. Abide by the officials’ decisions.
  7. Communicate with coaches and SNSC Board Of Directors as needed on aspects of the program.
  8. Commit to the specified fundraising activities that form part of the overall Program and follow through on mandatory volunteerism at your child’s/surrogate child’s competition events both at home and away.
  9. Be sure your children/surrogate children are on time and prepared for weather, training, and daily activities. *Surrogate Parent is defined as someone who is responsible for the athlete (youth) when their parent/guardian is not present.

Commitment:
By signing below, all parties agree that they have read the SNSC Code of Conduct and understand its contents. Furthermore, all parties agree to conduct themselves according to the guidelines in this document.

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Athlete                                                                                                                Date
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Parent/Guardian                                                                                                 Date                                                    

In order for our club to meet our payroll and other financial commitments, we have established the following terms and conditions.

You can choose to make your payment in full at the start of the season for your program and membership fees or you can choose to make it across three installments as follows;

  • At time of registration (opens September 1) full membership fee and 15% program fee submitted with your signed liability and code of conduct waivers.
  • By October 30 (Second payment)
  • By November 30 (Final payment)

Payments can be made either by credit card or check during the registration process which will include instructions for both forms.  If you choose to make installments, please plan on making paying the full third due by the date of each installment.   

At SNSC we are committed to the most affordable programming we can offer and therefore it is critical to our season, that members are able to maintain their payment commitments in a timely manner.  Late payments can result in suspension of your athlete’s privileges at the club.   However, we will work with families that need flexibility and that process is handled by Steve Dobrin our Treasurer.  Please contact him at (802 730 3149) with any questions or concerns.

In order for our club to meet our payroll and other financial commitments, we have established the following terms and conditions.

You can choose to make your payment in full at the start of the season for your program and membership fees or you can choose to make it across three equal installments as follows;

  • At time of registration (opens September 1) full membership fee plus 15% program fee submitted with your signed liability and code of conduct waivers.
  • By October 30 (Second payment)
  • By November 30 (Final payment)

Payments can be made either by credit card or check during the registration process which will include instructions for both forms.  If you choose to make installments, please plan on making paying the full third due by the date of each installment.   

At SNSC we are committed to the most affordable programming we can offer and therefore it is critical to our season, that members are able to maintain their payment commitments in a timely manner.  Late payments can result in suspension of your athlete’s privileges at the club.   However, we will work with families that need flexibility and that process is handled by Steve Dobrin our Treasurer.  Please contact him at (802 730 3149) with any questions or concerns.

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