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Aerial view of Sterling Mountain

Experience our Mountains -- Spring Skiing & Riding

Mother Nature offers the outdoor enthusiast some of the best days on the slopes during Springtime in Vermont! Our ski and ride season usually runs through the second weekend in April. The days filled with warm temperatures and blue skies on terrain deeply blanketed by snow during the Winter is what every skier and rider has waited for.

The Spring terrain at Smuggs is typically restricted to higher elevation trails on Sterling and Madonna Mountains. With the annual average snowfall of nearly 280" and top to bottom snowmaking on both Madonna and Sterling we've got you covered with the best on snow experience in the East!

Trails on Madonna and Sterling are challenging and we recommend that your ability is at an intermediate or higher level. The upper mountain terrain can vary depending on the nighttime temperatures and accessibility to our professional grooming staff. The snow quality goes through periods of warming and freezing and generally gives the effect of what we call "corn snow." This type of snow offers excellent carving ability and creates a faster sliding surface that is welcomed by seasoned skiers and riders.

Daily Lift Ticket Rates1/2 Day
(am or pm)
1 DayEach Additional Day
Late Season: March 30, 2020 - closing
Adult (19-64) $43 $56 $43
Youth (6-18) & Senior (65 and older) $33 $44 $33
Youth (5 & under) FREE FREE FREE

  • All rates include 6% Vermont Sales Tax
  • Additional Day Rates only apply to consecutive multi-day tickets purchased on the first day.
  • Late Season Rates in effect from March 30, 2020 through closing day.
  • Half-day tickets are available Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon or 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.
  • Half-day tickets are available Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 noon or 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.
  • There are no refunds on lift ticket purchases. Lift tickets are non-transferable.

3 Mountain Equipment will offer every skier and rider an extensive inventory of professionally maintained adult or youth ski equipment to rent from Rossignol, Head, and Dalbello. Rent the latest gear in snowboarding from Head and Burton. Every Tuesday is our Demo Day special of only $27.50 all day!

In the Base Lodge at the base of Madonna Mountain
Open Friday-Sunday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Located downstairs in the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge is 3 Mountain Equipment's demo center offering our high performance ski & snowboard equipment. Full tune and repair services are also available daily at this location.

Youth (17 & Under)Daily Rate for 1st & 2nd day1/2 Day or Additional Day
Youth Performance Package
(Skis, Snowboard)
$39 $33 $9/day
Youth Rental Jacket
(Insulated jacket Child/Youth Sizes 2-16)
$23 $23
Youth Rental Pants
(Insulated zip-up pants. Child/Youth sizes 2-16)
$23 $23
Skis or Snowboard Only $33 $29
Ski or Snowboard Boots Only $33 $29
Adult (18+)
Adult Performance Package
(Skis, Snowboard)
$49 $45 $8/day
Adult Men's & Women's Rental Jacket
Waterproof & Insulated
(Men's Sizes S-XXXL and Women's Sizes S-XL)
$26 $26
Adult Men's & Women's Rental Pants
Waterproof & Insulated
(Men's Sizes S-XXXL and Women's Sizes S-XL)
$26 $26
Skis or Snowboard Only $35 $33
Skis or Snowboard Boots Only $35 $33
Other Equipment Per Day Rate:
Helmet Only $15
Add helmet to any package $10
Ski Poles Only $15
High Performance Demos
(Skis or Snowboards/Poles/Boots)
High Performance Demos
(Skis or Snowboard Only)

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