Smugglers' Notch Resort

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.

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

Opening and closing dates

Season Open Date Close Date
2017/2018 11/25/2017 (estimated) 04/13/2018 (estimated)
2016/2017 11/25/2016 04/16/2017
2015/2016 11/27/2015 04/04/2016
2014/2015 11/22/2014 04/19/2015

Lift ticket and season pass prices

Category Age restrictions Price (USD unless otherwise stated)
Adult 19 - 64 $76
Child 5 & under Free
Child 6 - 18 $58
Senior 65 & over $58
Season Pass $649

Overall Rating

3.8 / 5 based on 6 reviews
Kyle Archer from Vermont

Skiing the trees and steeps has never been so fun! The two chair lifts keep the mountain uncrowded and service is top "Notch" hehe. They have a whole mountain for beginners and if you're an expert try the triple black diamond, "The Black Hole"

Posted on Oct 07, 2017
Pamela from New York

it was a high school field trip and it was so great that i will definitely return

Posted on Dec 30, 2011
Mike from New York

Old and outdated.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010
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
Park from New Jersey

Smugg's is the best w/ kids in the business. The skiing is surprisingly good too!

Posted on Dec 01, 2011
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