Smugglers' Notch

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Smugglers’ Notch Resort is famous for providing families with special vacation memories year round in Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains. Winter means skiing and riding on three interconnected mountains on northern Vermont’s biggest vertical rise at 2,610 feet and 78 trails offering fun and excitement to all ability levels. Expert instruction for children and adults is provided by the Resort’s Snow Sport University in skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Full-day instruction for children in skiing and snowboarding begins at age 3.

Off the slopes, Winter activities include snow tubing; zip lining through a series of tree platforms on an exciting canopy tour; airboarding; snowmobiling; swimming in the indoor pool and enjoying the hot tub; craft and health and wellness classes; ice skating; and family games and climbing inflatables in the indoor FunZone. The resort’s fully certified child care center is open throughout the year for children from ages 6 weeks up to three years old, and offers an introduction to skiing for children 2 1/2 – 3 years old.

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Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

March 22, 2018

Smuggler’s Notch Resort is home to three mountains and 78 ski trails, so it would be easy to think that the best way to get around is on lifts and skis or a snowboard (with maybe the occasional pair of snowshoes thrown in). But if you aren’t yet proficient on downhill skis, prefer cross country … Read More

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Why Smugglers’ Notch Resort Is Tops for Skiing Teens

Why Smugglers’ Notch Resort Is Tops for Skiing Teens

March 6, 2018

Smugglers’ Notch Resort bills itself as America’s Family Resort, a well-justified title. In addition to three mountains for skiing and riding, the resort has all the things that children and their parents love including fantastic kid-friendly lesson programs; a full-service, accredited daycare facility; indoor pools; a nice tubing hill; and hot chocolate so copious that … Read More

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Smuggs for Young Families: A Perfect Ski Trip with Baby

Smuggs for Young Families: A Perfect Ski Trip with Baby

February 27, 2018

  Smugglers’ Notch, more often referred to as “Smuggs,”  is well-known as a top family ski destination in Vermont, and is often found on the Top 10 lists for family ski destinations in the world. I’ve mentioned this friendly fact to multitudes of families planning ski vacations to Vermont, but have never had the firsthand … Read More

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Is It Winter Yet? Looking Forward to Family Fun at Smuggs

Is It Winter Yet? Looking Forward to Family Fun at Smuggs

October 31, 2017

Smuggs holds a special place in my family’s collective memory because it is where my younger son Teddy really learned to ski. It was 2011, and his brother Tommy, then eight, couldn’t get enough time on the mountain. My husband Matt had also just learned to ski and was also loving it, while I had … Read More

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5 Amazing Things Your Teens Can Do at Smugglers’ Notch

5 Amazing Things Your Teens Can Do at Smugglers’ Notch

March 24, 2017

Seasoned parents know that traveling with older kids can be easier than with toddlers. However, anyone who has ever traveled with teens knows it has its own set of challenges. Teenagers are usually glued to their electronics and always seem to be bored despite having plenty of things to do. The key to a successful … Read More

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The Mamas Favorite Summer Moments

The Mamas Favorite Summer Moments

June 6, 2016

Last summer the All Mountain Mamas visited Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe Mountain Resort together, not only to try new summer activities, but to connect as a team of writers, travelers and moms. Here are some of our favorite memories from the trip. Mara There are few places better suited to a girls getaway weekend than … Read More

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Biking and Bonding at Smugglers’ Notch

Biking and Bonding at Smugglers’ Notch

September 10, 2015

The All Mountain Mamas had the opportunity recently to test our limits during an adventurous work-retreat in beautiful Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe, Vermont. From climbing high at ArborTrek at Smugglers’ Notch to soaring along Stowe Mountain Resort’s giant zip line, we came together for three days of adrenaline boosting fun balanced by brainstorming sessions, yoga, … Read More

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Alpine

Total Trails: 78
Easy: 17%
Intermediate: 51%
Advanced/Expert: 32%

Glades: 14
Terrain Parks: 5

Total Lifts:
2 Surface
6 Double

Total Acreage: 310 skiable acres
Vertical Drop: 2610 feet
Snowmaking: 62%
Average Annual Snowfall: 25 feet

Rentals: Yes
Lessons: Yes
Night Skiing: No

Cross-Country

Total Terrain: 30 km
Tracked Terrain: 18 km
Skating Terrain: 26 km

Rentals: Yes
Lessons: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Snowshoeing: Yes

Amenities & Extras

Adaptive
Ice Skating
Pool/Hot Tub
Childcare
Ice & Rock Climbing
Lodging
Restaurant
Tubing