Skiing isn't the only way to play outdoors in the Green Mountain State. In the summer (June to September), Smugglers Notch Resort
, a four-season destination, offers "Notch Squad," a full-day experience for ages 11 to 15, with active games, high and low rope courses and unique sports like mountain boarding. Daredevil teens (ages 15 to 17) get the freedom to explore it all -- climbing wall, high ropes course and kayaking -- with the "Mountain Explorers" program creating action-packed itineraries from a diverse menu of options.
Of course, winter brings an array of snow-filled fun, as well as a similar array of lively activities, with traditional snow-sports camps, as well as a la carte lessons. Two Teen Centers give the crew a place to escape the 'rents, and condo-style accommodations (up to five-bedroom townhouses arranged in five resort "Villages") mean teens can have the space they need while affording the rest of the family some well-deserved peace and quiet.