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.
This Mountain Has Heart. 3rd Annual Pond Skimming Contest & Chillin' & Grillin' Tailgate Party - Apr. 4, 2015
Smugglers' 3rd Annual Pond Skimming Contest and Chillin' & Grillin' Tailgate Party did not disappoint. Despite colder than average temperatures (and many inches of fresh accumulation beckoning on the mountain), the turnout to this year's near-end-of-the-season party was as spectacular. So fire up the grill, crack open the cooler and adorn your preferred flotation device. This is going to be one wet and wild ride!
This weekend, The Smugglers' Notch Ski and Snowboard Club hosted the 3rd Annual Extreme Skiing Challenge! The course: the Madonna headwall - an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps.
Smugglers' - Dressing for Success on the Mountain
At Smugglers’ Notch Resort, the TREASURES nursery caregivers dress a lot of little ones over the course of the Winter. At TREASURES, children as young as 2˝ can learn how to ski in an introductory program. In this video, TREASURES director Shelly Schaffer offers words of wisdom as well as clothing tips to parents who are eager to introduce their young child to skiing.
Smugglers' - Powder Day - Feb. 3, 2015
8" of fresh in the woods. These are the Powder Days.
Smugglers' - Join the Club - Feb. 1, 2015
This Sunday, Smugglers' Ski and Snowboard Club hosted a skier/boarder cross event on Lower F.I.S. Meanwhile, we caught up with the Freeski Team, who, led by head coach Brian Salatino, were heading up Madonna to train on the Headwall for competitions this season.
Smugglers' - MLK Powder Day - Jan. 20th, 2015
Another year, another MLK weekend, another super snow-storm. You might think about booking a vacation with us on this weekend in 2016. At this rate, it's as safe a weather system bet as any! For those of us lucky enough to extend our long weekend, 18" of fresh powder beckoned us into the woods.
Smugglers' - All Three Mountains - Jan. 16, 2015
Heading into the long MLK weekend, we thought it might be prudent to check in with all three mountains at Smugglers' Notch Resort. Along the way, we tag along with snowboarders Nikhil Bhaynager of Sterling, VA and Luke Kalinowski of Boylestown, PA. Their verdict: Smugglers' has the best conditions they've experienced this season.
Smugglers' - New Year's First Timers - Jan. 3, 2015
Smuggs TV's cameras spent the better part of today on the learning hill at Morse Mountain. We met up with first-timers Silas, Riley and Elijah on Sir Henry's Hill. But as conditions were also ripe on the upper mountains, we tag along with Hugh Johnson and his son as they rip up some fresh powder on Upper F.I.S.
Smugglers' - Damon Day 5 - Dec. 17, 2014
Nor'Easter Damon blessed Smuggs with almost three feet of snow in its first four days. On day five, Smuggs ski patrol dropped every rope on Madonna, opening up more than sixty trails with some of the best December conditions anyone around here can remember. Smuggs TV also caught up with the riding crew at Gilson Snowboards, who bring some of their Poconos snowstyle to the Green Mountains.
By day two of Winter storm Damon, Smugglers' had already received 13" of new snow. A warm, wet blanket of Sierra cement provided the perfect base for a sum total of 21" over four days - and counting! With another three inches expected today, perhaps two to three inches more overnight, this storm is not going silently.
Smuggs TV catches day two of Damon action on Sterling, followed by a session in Birch Run Park and a visit with Gilson Snowboards - they are throwing a demo session all day tomorrow (Saturday). Oh, and the wheels are spinning on MI and MII. Get yours this weekend!
Smugglers' - Got Kids? - Dec. 5, 2014
Got kids? We've got you covered. Smugglers' was voted the #1 Kid-Friendly Resort (East) by the readers of Ski Magazine (Ski Magazine Reader Survey 2015). Smugglers' kid-friendly entertainment spans on and off the hill, from our award-winning Snow Sport University to Billy Bob Bear and Mogul Mouse, who frequent weekly activity staples like the Winter Carnival. Take home the thrill of discovery - join us this winter for an unforgettable family vacation experience.
Smugglers' - Opening Snowday - Nov. 22, 2014
With 14" of new snow in the past four days, Smuggs opened in force today with 10 trails, including some very early season advanced terrain on Thomke's Express, Smugglers' Alley and most amazingly, Upper and Lower Exhibition under the Sterling Mountain lift line.
Smugglers' - Special Announcement! - Nov. 18, 2014
Thanks to the hard work of our snowmakers with a little help from Mother Nature, we're pleased to announce that we will be opening Sterling this Saturday and Sunday (November 22nd and 23rd). Available trails will include Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Treasure and Lower Exhibition. Lift tickets will be available at early season rates at the base lodge ticket window. The mountain will be closed Monday-Thursday (November 24th – 27th), and will open for the season on Friday, November 28th.
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 email@example.com - 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.