Smugglers' Notch Resort

Overview of Smugglers' Notch Resort, Vermont

Written by Greg and Heather Burke

Smugglers Notch in Vermont gets an avalanche of awards as the best ski resort for families. If you have young children, they have programs for each and every youngster whether they want to snowboard at age three or ski with a pack of teens. Smuggs has the most innovative and energized ski and snowboard programs, plus tons of healthy après ski entertainment for the kids. 

Parents will find a plethora of on mountain lodging, all condominiums ranging from 1970’s vintage to brand new slope-side suites. The skiing at Smugglers is all service by fixed grip double chairs, call it romantic and rustic, and the terrain on Madonna – the tallest of the three interconnected peaks is rugged, with unreal views of the Vermont’s mountains and neighboring Stowe.

A Smugglers ski vacation is best for families with young kids; request a newer model condominium as close to the slopes as possible.

Overall Rating

3.9 / 5 based on 8 reviews
Eric from Maryland

Great kids program. We vacationed the last week of March and still had great conditions. Very friendly family ski resort

Posted on Feb 10, 2012
Claudette from Connecticut

We have 4 skiers - 3 learning & 1 non-skier; so keeping the whole family entertained and in appropriate lessons was key. Smuggs covered all the bases for us.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

Elevation

Base
1030 feet
Base
Summit
3639 feet
Summit
Vertical Drop
2609 feet
Vertical Drop

Lifts

Double Chairs
6
Double Chairs
Surface Lifts
2
Surface Lifts

Terrain

Beginner Runs
19 %
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
50 %
Intermediate Runs
Advanced Runs
25 %
Advanced Runs
Expert Runs
6 %
Expert Runs
Total Runs
78
Total Runs
Terrain Parks
6
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
3 miles
Longest Run
Skiable Terrain
1000 acres
Skiable Terrain
Snowmaking Area
192 acres
Snowmaking Area