#1 in the East
Thank you to all who voted for us! Smuggs was voted No. 1 in the East overall and in Family Friendly. We ranked in the Top 5 in the following categories: Grooming, Terrain, Value, Challenge, Guest Services, Lodging, Local Flavor, and Overall Satisfaction.
Journeys and Jaunts
Family Ski Trip to Smugglers’ Notch
We are still on a high from our trip to Smugglers’ Notch. I’m sure most parents will understand what I mean when I say that some trips are taken purely for the enjoyment of the kids.
The Points Guy
12 best family ski resorts in the US
Why Smugglers' Notch is a good ski resort for families: An uber kid-friendly ski resort, Smugglers’ Notch focuses on the entire family experience, which is why it’s known as “America’s Family Resort.”
10 Reasons to Love Smugglers’ Notch Resort in the Winter (even if you don’t ski!)
News & Citizen
Smugglers’ Notch Resort is one of the recipients of the first annual Good Housekeeping Family Travel Awards.
East End Taste
Best Ski Resorts for Families in the USA
Skiers, riders hit the slopes during busy holiday week
2 New England resorts are among the best for family travel, according to Good Housekeeping. You'll find them in Maine and Vermont.
Top 10 festive U.S. ski resorts
Travel experts have compiled an unbeatable list of ski resorts packed full of yuletide cheer for all ages this holiday season.
The Top 9 Resorts in the U.S. for Seniors
According to the National Ski Area Association (NSAA), the median age of snow sports participants has been gradually increasing.
Travel & Leisure
The 10 Best Ski Resorts in North America for Seniors. These mountains prove there's no age limit on winter fun.
She Buys Travel
The 10 Best New England Ski Resorts for Families
New report finds recreation plays outsize role in Vt. economy While well known for skiing and riding, Smuggs offers recreation opportunities year-round, from disc golf to mountain biking to hiking.
Vermont has some of the best ski destinations in New England.
Family-Friendly Ski Resorts 2022
There are a ton of ski resorts and ski slopes to choose from, so we rounded up our top 5 picks.
Holiday Gift Guide 2022: The best gifts for kids and families. Shop these local gifts for all the kids on your list. Day pass at Smugglers’ Notch or a weekend of outdoor winter fun.
Dorm to house Smugglers’ Notch Employees
This winter, between 60 and 75 such employees from Smugglers’ Notch Resort will be taking up residence on campus in the Senators South residence hall.
New England is home to 5 of the 20 best ski resorts in North America.
The Points Guy
Best for families: Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Vermont
Travel & Leisure
How To Plan A Magical Vermont Winter Vacation — Luxury Hotels, Ski Resorts, And Off-Mountain Activities Included
20 YEARS OF BEING #1 FOR FAMILIES
Smugglers’ Notch is ranked #1 Overall Resort is the Eastern U.S. & Canada. Ski Magazine’s annual readers’ poll places Smuggs in the #1 Spot in 5 Categories. “We see this feedback as the most genuine type possible…”
Do you still head back to your alma mater for a big football game or a homecoming get-together? You probably enjoy spending time with old friends, visiting bars you used to love, and you bathe in the nostalgia flowing throughout the weekend.
Inspired by the Winter Olympics? These US family ski resorts are perfect for beginners.
Why New York Family says Smuggs is the "Family Friendly Resort of the Northeast."
See why the Epoch Times in NYC said Smuggs is the 'Heart" of New England skiing, calling the Resort an old friend that you love to make memories with.
Smuggs 55+ Club celebrating a big anniversary. The group's motto is "For seniors on the hill, not over the hill!" See the heartwarming story about a group of spitfires that aired on WCAX-TV here.
Smugglers' Notch becomes a classroom for future leaders at mountain resorts. A unique college major brings students to the mountain for hands-on learning.
Yahoo News on how Smugglers' Notch lives up to its stellar reputation for families.
What you need to know to make sure your Ski and Snowboard lessons will be successful. Smugglers’ Notch experts lend a hand in this post from All Mountain Mamas.
An early December 2021 warm-up is not a concern for Smugglers’ Notch Resort. The season is just getting started and the Resort prepares for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
Smuggs is ranked among the Best Family Resorts in Vermont according to Familyskier.com. “Smuggler’s Notch strikes a balance between a wide variety of family amenities as well as unmatched skiing.”
Glow Tubing at Smugglers’ Notch is a top notch activity. Newspaper Seven Days Vermont highlights what the Resort has to offer, focusing on sliding down Sir Henry’s Hill under a glow of brightly colored lights.
Smuggs is the Best Value Ski Resort in Vermont according to vermontlifttickets.com. The Resort offers “more vertical skiing for the lift ticket price than any other Resort. You will get 29 feet of vertical skiing for every dollar that you spend on lift tickets here…it wasn’t even close this year.”
Thank a Snowmaker! What does it take to be a Smugglers’ Notch Snowmaker? A whole lot of dedication and even more love for the mountain. Hear from Snowmakers about what a typical work day entails.
Food Network baking champion traces his roots back to Smugglers’ Notch. The winner of the 8th annual Holiday Baking Championship started his career in the kitchen at Smuggs. Adam Monette remembers his time as a Smuggler fondly.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort Owner and Managing Director, Bill Stritzler talks about the Resort’s past, present, and future on The Storm Skiing Podcast with Stuart Winchester.
30-years of Gold Crown Status is a big honor for Smugglers’ Notch. “Thank you for supporting our shared commitment to delivering exceptional experiences…”
Smuggs is thrilled to be featured in the Springfield Republican's Dream Destinations Getaway Guide
for Winter 2021. A view from Smuggs is on the cover of the guide, and you will find an outstanding two-page spread on pages 37-38.
Statement from Smugglers’ Notch on Bravo Channel’s Winter House, adapted from the success of its Summer House series. “The celebrity cast and producers thoroughly enjoyed visiting Smuggs for several shoots…”