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Our video series will show you what's going on at Smuggs throughout the Winter season. It's the next best thing to being here. Just click on the thumbnail of the video you want to watch and a new window will open or click on the links to watch videos from previous seasons.

Smugglers' - Pond Skimming, Grilling - April 9, 2014

This year's gap at the Pond Skimming competition was 100 ft. That's far longer than last year's hurdle - and the crash reel can attest! We wrap things up by checking out the action in Parking Lot #1, where the Annual Chillin'-Grillin' was in full swing.
Smugglers' - US Airbag Deployment - March 23, 2014

Smugglers' Notch and US Airbags teamed up to deploy a giant airbag on the slopes of The Zone this March.
Smugglers' - Molly Rowlee Rail Jam - March 15, 2014

We just barely squeezed in the Molly Rail Jam benefit in the Zone this year. Barreling in from both sides was a March squall and heavy fog. Shaka bra!
Smugglers' - Valentine's Day Bliss - February 14, 2014

Mother Nature cozied up to Smuggs this Valentine's Day, gifting us some 18" of snow in 24 hours. Sometimes it is far better to receive.
Smugglers' - Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle - February 8, 2014

Smugglers' hosted the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle for the third time this year and our very own Hugh Johnson and Blade Shumway took the top honors in the ski race, scavenger hunt and all out mountain adventure. Smuggs TV met up with Hugh and Blade after the event to talk, discuss their strategy and to wrap their heads around the finals, held at Aspen Snowmass in March. While they don't mince words about their chances at The Battle in the Bowls, they do divulge some tidbits about their strategy that might just help next year's combatants take first.
Smugglers' - Light and Shadows on Madonna - February 18, 2014

Three friends take three runs in the bowls, glades and on the groomed trails of Madonna Mountain, following Friday's massive Nor'Easter. While this weekend's visitors stole most of the glory, there were still more than a few stashes left over for these hungry powder hounds. February has been a glorious month!
Smugglers' - Sessions in The Zone - February 12, 2014

Vermont dispatched 14 athletes to this Winter's Olympic games - and all of them will be hitting the slopes in Sochi. Smuggs TV spent much of last week in Smugglers' premiere terrain park, The Zone. We set out to show you some of the new features our parks department added in response to your feedback. But with the Olympics in full swing, we couldn't help but wonder if the next generation of Slopestyle competitors are or soon will be cutting their teeth here at Smuggs? When the Olympics are serving us well, they remind us that anything is possible.
Smugglers' - Cat Trax Express - January 28, 2014

Move over first chair! Bragging rights belong to the Cat Trax Express, which picks you up at the Madonna Sterling Base Lodge and deposits you on the top of Madonna before the MI motor even fires a piston. This is our newest can't-miss experience of the season. And with excursions currently limited to one per week, spots are filling up fast, so call Ski & Ride at 800-523-2754 or the Guest Service Desk at 802-644-1293 - or email your request to - to book your Fresh Tracks adventure today!
Smugglers' - MLK Day Blitz - January 21, 2014

Monday's holiday snow storm caught us off guard - not that we're complaining. We've received some thirteen inches over the past three days. And with more seasonal temperatures forecast for the rest of this week, this powder is bound to stick around for a while. Come and get it!

Smugglers' - TREASURES: The Baby Room Boom - January 17, 2014

This week, Smuggs TV was dispatched to spend a day in the life of Smugglers' smallest assets, the babies (aka Fireflies) at TREASURES Child Care Center. We discovered a small but dedicated staff with a singular purpose: To shower each baby with enough care and affection that both parent and baby alike feels confident entrusting their needs to the staff at TREASURES. The result: Parents and child alike enjoy their winter vacation. It's that simple!
Smugglers' - Women's Weekly Clinic -and- The Month Ahead — January 9, 2014

In this week's video, Smuggs TV drops in on the women's ski and snowboard clinic to find out why many women are on board for Snow Sport University's exclusive clinic. Take note ladies: In the male-fashioned and oriented Winter sports world, many find it's the breath of fresh air lesson they've been looking for. This week, Smuggs TV also takes stock of the busy month ahead. And yes, dear viewers, we will be there to cover it all!

Smugglers' - Calm Before the Storm - December 15, 2013

Alas, this weekend's Nor'Easter wasn't as "disruptive" in the Green Mountains as we would've liked, but Ma Nature still graced us with 23" over the past five days. On Thursday, our cameras caught the proverbial calm before the storm on Sterling Mountain. On Saturday, the cable tightened on Madonna I. We're still waiting for some more white stuff before the trail count there expands, but a few systems we're tracking this week should all but take care of that. On Sunday, we hit the slopes to check out the remains of the storm and followed Hugh in the trees.

Smugglers' - 19th Annual Brewfest - December 7, 2013

It reads like the tap list at Black Bear Tavern: Long Trail, Switchback, Fiddlehead, Kingdom Brewing, Harpoon,
Sam Adams, Shock Top, Red Hook, and Magic Hat. These brewers were the guests of honor at the
19th Annual BrewFest, this past Saturday, December 7th.
Miss the fest? No sweat. We've got another one coming up March 29th. You're welcome.

Smugglers' - Birch Run Park Opens - December 1, 2013

Smugglers' mainstay, The Birch Run Terrain Park opened over the weekend featuring over a dozen new features.

Smugglers' - The Preseason: Snowmaking - November 21, 2013

When the mountain opens this weekend, make sure to thank a snowmaker if you see one. Thanks to their efforts - and Smuggs multi-million dollar investment in an array of new high-efficient tower guns - the resort is now able to open earlier and fuller than ever before. But the job is far from easy. Smuggs snowmakers work 12-hour or more shifts in the most grueling conditions. All in a day's work.
2012-2013 Season Video Summary

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Smuggs - Pond Skimming in The Zone - April 6, 2013 Frigid temperatures didn't stop some seventy competitors from entering a pond skimming competition at Smugglers' Notch Resort this weekend. Their kiddie pool: a sixty-foot expanse of Lamoille River water - thank you snow guns! So strap on your floaties and grab your rubber ducky, it's time to hit the pool! For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - Rough Cut: F.I.S. Woods, Sterling Groomers GoPro - March 24, 2013 Hugh takes to the F.I.S. woods following last week's snowstorm, in which Smuggs received some thirty inches of snow. Meanwhile, on Sterling, Alex takes a run down Rumrunner and Black Snake, proving the snow pack on our groomers is just as enticing as the pockets of deep in the trees. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - Extreme Weekend - March 10, 2013 Last weekend was jam packed with events. On Saturday, Smuggs hosted the Molly Rowlee Rail Jam - an annual fundraiser at Smuggs. Usually held under the lights at Sir Henry's Hill, this year's event took place in front of the Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club on a decidedly spring-like, warm sunny afternoon. But the big story of the weekend was the 1st annual Extreme Skiing Challenge in which some seventy-five competitors representing over a dozen ski clubs tested their might on the Madonna Headwall. A panel of four judges ranked each competitor according to Line, Control, Fluidity, Technique and Style. This year's bragging rights goes to Smuggs-own Alex Holcomb. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - March 4, 2013 - Smuggs received some 78 inches of snow this February. Some five days into March, it still hasn't stopped snowing. With the mountain in peak shape, we take inventory of the myriad ways in which each skier and rider spends their time at Smugglers' Notch Resort. From the free riders and skiers in The Zone to a challenge looming on Smugglers' most death-defying run and everything in between. Footage gathered Sunday, March 4 & Monday, March 5. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - SSU Progression Series: Smugglers' Burton Riglet Park Anniversary The Burton Riglet Treehouse Park is the first of its kind in the East and was designed with the beginner in mind to position them for a lifetime of terrain park progression at Smugglers' Notch Resort. With the one-year anniversary of the park fast approaching, we convened a small panel of enthusiasts to get their perspective on the park. They named their favorite features, features they're still waiting for and we listened! Informed by our panelists and other kids just like them, Smuggs used the one year anniversary as an opportunity to re-introduce the evolution of their progression concept and to reveal the park's 2013 makeover. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs Rails for Ryan Rail Jam - January 25, 2013 Dark, pockmarked and frigidly cold, the ski area in front of the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge resembled the surface of the moon at the Flyin' Ryan Foundation's "Rails for Ryan" rail jam Saturday night. But none of that stopped competitors from throwin' down some serious style under the lights on some specially delivered rails by shred apparel GnarBear. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - Rail Jam in The Zone - January 12, 2013 This Saturday, Smuggs held its inaugural terrain park event, the Gravity Control Rail Jam in a newly revamped "The Zone". With above average temperatures, spirits were high and landings were soft - so The Zone's denizens went huge. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - [Video] Snow Report - Knight's Revenge - January 4, 2013 A new natural feature terrain park for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders at Smugglers' opens in the Knight's Revenge glade that crosses the Link trail on Madonna Mountain between Lower Rumrunner and Lower Madonna Liftline. Knight's Revenge contains log slides, bank turns, log rolls, rock wall jumps, a rainbow, and loads of rails, ending at a quarter pipe wall ride at the Rumrunner trail junction. This freestyle playground in the woods holds almost thirty features in addition to the varied terrain and rock jumps provided by Mother Nature.
For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - [Video] Snow Report - Morse Liftline GoPro - December 30, 2012 Who says you can't have an epic powder run on Morse? When the upper mountain's lift lines are long and powder goes dry, you can often find good untracked slices of nirvana under the Village Lift. And since Morse was developed with the beginner in mind, you might just bag fresh tracks run after run. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - [Video] Snow Report - Black Hole Down - December 27, 2012 Smugglers' has received 18 inches in the past 36 hours. So buckle your seatbelt and take a ride with Hugh down The Black Hole. Winter is here… and is here to stay. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - [Video] Snow Report - Madonna Opens - December 22, 2012 Madonna Mountain is now open for business. With all this new snow we've been having, we feel fine. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - [Video] Snow Report - Lone Riders - December 14, 2012 In this week's video, Rick Witham highlights some of the changes in Birch Run Park. With 9 features, including some inspired new rails by Smuggs Terrain Park Manager, Mike McAdoo, park riding has never been better at America's Family Resort. Also this week: Madonna II opens for business. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.

Smuggs - [Video] Snow Report - Lone Riders - December 6, 2012 Our snowmaking guns revved back in action late this week to make up for some of the natural snow lost earlier to warm and wet weather. Indeed, Smuggs new snow guns have been busy - so make sure to thank a snowmaker the next time you see one. Also this week: new features from the Birch Run Terrain Park. For your convenience, this video is also available on YouTube.


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