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The complete winter getaway

Many of our guests bring their families to Smuggs year after year because they love that we offer everything they're looking for in a perfect family vacation:

  • Some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the East
  • Our guaranteed Snow Sport University®
  • Award-winning kids' programs
  • Comfortable mountainside condo lodging
  • Fun and relaxation off the mountain for every family member
  • Plenty of dining choices and in-resort shopping
  • Easy, one-call planning with our vacation planning specialists
  • It's all right here – there's no need to leave

Experience three big mountains

Skiers and riders of all levels will love the exhilaration of 78 trails ranging from gentle cruisers for beginners to the East's only triple black-diamond trail. Over 1,000 acres of terrain include glades and terrain parks that are blanketed by an average snowfall of 24 feet every year.

Leave your gear at home: our sport shop can outfit you and your growing kids with equipment rentals to help you make the most of your time on the slopes.

Now is a great time to learn

Our team of professional ski and snowboard instructors at Snow Sport University® can teach anyone to ski or ride better through group or private instruction arranged by age and ability. Adaptive skiing and riding programs for guests with special needs are also available.

Lessons are focused on creating a positive learning experience where everyone can build skills, feel comfortable on the mountain, and have a good time.

We guarantee that each member of your family will have fun, learn to ski or snowboard or will improve their technique – regardless of current ability level – or we will refund the cost of that person's lesson.

Award-Winning children's programs

Snow Sport University® lets children of all ages develop ski and snowboard skills through group or private lessons. Custom-crafted, full-day programs engage kids from 6 weeks to 17 years and include lessons, on-and-off slope activities, and lunch.

While your kids are on the mountain, Flaik GPS technology can track and record your child's day on the slopes, so they can relive their on-mountain experience with you. Adaptive skiing and riding programs for guests with special needs are also available.

Off the mountain, the possibilities for fun are endless: games and activities at The FunZone Family Entertainment & Recreation Center, swimming, evening performances, special events, and more.

Cozy, mountain village living

Smugglers' Notch is a self-contained mountain village where every condo neighborhood is a short walk or on-demand shuttle ride to lifts and trails, The Village Center for dining and shopping, kids' program locations, and other activities.

Comfortable, well-appointed condominiums with fully-equipped kitchens have a home-like atmosphere that invites you to spend quality time with your family.

Choices for every family member

We know that not everyone is a skier or snowboarder, and those who are expect to find fun off the slopes, too. Outdoor enthusiasts might enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, snowmobile touring, ice skating, tube sliding, winter walking, and airboarding.

Indoors, our FunZone Family Entertainment & Recreation Center has an arcade, bouncy house, table games, giant slide, obstacle course, and more. Enjoy soothing moments at our indoor pool, hot tubs, and massage center, or spark some creativity at an arts & crafts workshop.

The fun continues after dark with evening entertainment – music, shows, and events for family and adult audiences.

Great taste and great finds

Grab a quick snack or burger at one of our cafeteria-style eateries, or enjoy a sit-down dinner at one of our full-service restaurants – there are nine dining options without leaving the resort.

Thinking of a candle-lit dinner for two? You can have your child enjoy the Kids' Night Out program at TREASURES or arrange for private babysitting in your condo.

There's also plenty of shopping available on site: outdoor gear, convenience store essentials, gifts, and Vermont products. Within a 10-minute drive, there are more great restaurants and shops.

Everything is included

We know that your Winter destination choice is an important family decision. Our vacation packages are influenced by the families who have been visiting us for years, and are designed to deliver your family the total experience.

There are choices for every budget with no cost surprises or hidden fees, and one call to our professional vacation planning specialists makes it easy to plan your complete getaway.

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Smuggs Snow Report: 04/20/2014 5:50 am

Trails Open: 20

Terrain Parks: 1

Lifts Operating: 1

New Snow: 2" in 2 days

Season Total: 284 inches

We have Intermediate and expert terrain open on Sterling Mtn. Its Springtime - groomed trails are your best bet in the morning. Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20th, which is also the last day of 2013-2014 Lift Operations.
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Rated #1 by the Experts - Your Fellow Skiers

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