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Smugglers' Notch, Vermont is a Winter Vacation Wonderland!

3 big mountains of skiing and snowboarding surround our self-contained Resort Village.



Our mountains are calling!
Your family and friends will love all the skiing and snowboarding our 3 big mountains have to offer. No matter what your skill level - we have
terrain for all abilities, ranging from gentle cruisers for beginners to more advanced trails for intermediates, all the way to the East's only triple black-diamond trail, The Black Hole, for the most experienced skiers and snowboarders. Regardless of your ability or age, we have a world renowned ski and snowboard school, our own Snow Sport University® that will help you take your skills to the next level. Try out the latest ski or snowboard equipment during your vacation right here at our own 3 Mountain Equipment. And, we have so much more than just Alpine activities! Other outdoor activities include such adventures as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and snowmobile touring.

We cater to families just like yours!
We recognize that your vacation time is precious - that you want to spend some quality time together as a family. We also understand that members of your family may have different interests and that not everyone is an outdoor enthusiast. We are known for helping families discover the joys of playing outdoors in the Winter and we also have many indoor activities, ensuring everyone will have fun on their Smugglers' Vacation. Kids of all ages love playing in the
FunZone our Family Entertainment and Recreation Center. And, we have an indoor pool and hot tubs, arts & crafts workshops, massage and so much more. Bring your family to new heights with our year-round ArborTrek Zip Line Canopy Tour, the only one of its kind in Vermont. Your biggest question will be what to do next!

Your home away from home!
Smugglers’ Notch Resort is a very special vacation destination. It’s nestled right in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forest, spectacular mountain vistas, and postcard-perfect scenes just waiting for you to discover. It’s the perfect playground in which to recreate, regenerate and relax in a family-friendly atmosphere where you will feel completely at ease... and at home.

Park your car and forget about it!
Our resort is completely self-contained and offers all the amenities you could wish for.
Accommodations are comfortable, fully equipped condominium homes with full kitchen facilities, most with fireplaces and balconies with mountain or woodland views. All are just a short walk or on-demand shuttle ride to The Village Center for dining and shopping, or to our many kids’ program locations, other activities and, of course, our lifts and trails.

Discover why we have earned our reputation as America’s Family Resort!
We strive to be the best resort for family fun anywhere! We are proud to have received international recognition and numerous awards over the years (
Read the Reviews). But we are most proud of the fact that our guests reward us by returning again and again. We want your family to return as well and to become a long-term member of the Smugglers’ family.

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