Smugglers Notch Resort

4323 Vermont Route 108 South Smugglers' Notch, VT 05464-9537
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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.

Smugglers Notch Resort

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)
  • Freefall
  • Upper Lifeline
  • FIS

Lodging Deals

Mountain Profile

Top Elevation

Top Elevation: 3640

Base Elevation

Base Elevation: 1030

Vertical Drop

Beginner: 19

Total Runs

Total Runs: 78


Intermediate: 50

Skiable Terrain

Skiable Terrain: 1000


Advanced: 25

Terrain Parks

Terrain Parks: 6


Expert: 6

Night Skiing

Night Skiing: No


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