Smugglers Notch Resort (also known as “Smuggs”), is one of the top rated resorts in the eastern United States and Canada. It is well known as one of the best family resorts but Smugglers Notch Resort still has a great variety of trails and is highly rated for challenging trails leading to its high overall mountain ratings. Smugglers Notch Resort is located just down the road from Stowe, it is an outstanding low-key resort with a large amount of family oriented amenities.
Photo courtesy of Smugglars Notch
Located in the Green Mountains of Vermont just 30 minutes east of Burlington Vermont, Smugglers Notch Resort has 3 Mountains (Madonna, Sterling & Morse) with 78 trails, over 1,000 acres of terrain, including a whopping 2,610 vertical rise. Smugglers Notch Resort has terrain for all levels with steeps, wooded glades, novice slopes, well-groomed cruisers, bumps, terrain parks, and race courses. It also has fast moving lifts and short lift lines. It simply has it all along with postcard-perfect scenery.
If you were to look at the snowmaking coverage (62%) at Smugglers Notch Resort in comparison to other resorts in the eastern United States, you might think it’s a low percentage. But with an average seasonal accumulation of 322 inches (that’s over 26 feet) of natural snow at Smugglers Notch Resort, who needs the fake stuff?
There are ski-in/ski-out lodging options at Smugglers Notch Resort. The resort also caters to families. With excellent skiing and all of the off-hill activities, Smugglers Notch Resort is simply a great place to go. If you think we like it too much, try to find negative comments on the web. They are pretty hard to find.
Smugglers Notch Resort Notable trails:
- Black Hole (The only triple black-diamond in the east. This is a thick glade with a steep pitch)
- Upper Lifeline
Smugglers Notch Vt. 2015
GoPro: Smugglers NotchDescription: 3 Day ski trip to Smugglers Notch,VT -This channel features videos I take with my GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition while Snowboarding, Skiing, Biking, Swimming, Vacations, ect.
Smuggler's Notch - The Back BowlsExploring the Back Bowls @ Smuggler`s Notch.
Smugglers' Notch, VT // February 25, 2015Only took the camera out for a few hours, managed to get a few clips.
Gopro Ski Edit -- Vermont Smugglers Notch 2014 [HD]Edit from 2014 and a trip to smuggs.
Smugglers' Notch Airboard Video 2015
Smugglers Notch December Skiing-Ben Greenevideography-Chelsea Greene
Smugglers notch SkiingSkiing Sterling lift to unknown glades to the sterling terrain park
Smugglers' Notch Feb. 9-10, 2015
Smuggler's Notch 2015Loyalist College Smuggler`s Notch Ski/Snowboard Trip 2015! A weekend spent with friends and strangers that became friends! Music: Kickstart my Heart - Motley Crue