SSU Admin Staff

Meet our Snow Sport University administrative and management team!

Harley Johnson, SSU Director

Harley Johnson, the director of Smugglers’ Notch Summer Fun University and Snow Sport University, has been working with children and young adults for over 20 years. She started her career at Smugglers’ as a camp counselor in 1989. In 1997, she became a Supervisor for Snow Sport University. Since 2005 she has provided leadership to both the Summer Fun University and Snow Sport University as Director.

Harley graduated from the University of Vermont in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management. She is an accomplished soccer coach with five years of coaching experience in middle and high school, where she coached at both the junior varsity and varsity level. Harley and her husband, Hugh, are the proud parents of Hugh B, Hannah, and Hayleigh.

Harley and her team work to ensure each guest has a fun and enriching experience in our beautiful Vermont resort. Harley also likes to have fun! Catch her skiing or snowboarding with her kids. Harley also ran her first Marathon in May of 2015.

Harley's current office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm. S In season hours are Sunday - Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm. She can be reached at extension 8545 (802.644.8545) or via email at

Jeff Spring, Operations Manager

Jeff Spring is a lover of the outdoors and his lift of favorite things includes hiking and backpacking, disc golf, mountain biking, playing music, and skiing. Jeff has worked at Smugglers' since 2009. He got his start as an istructor and moved into his current role of Operations Director during the Winter 2011-12 season.

He loves working with the diverse community of people that make up SSU and savors the yearly challenges that are part of creating the fantasic team that helps connect our guests to the mountains.
Jeff's regular office hours are currently Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. You can reach Jeff at extension 8506 (802.644.8506) or via email at

Sarah Grunwell, Administrative Assistant

Sarah's current office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm. She can be reached at extension 1148 (802.644.1148) or via email at

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