Spring Update

Purchase your 24/25 Season Pass before Memorial Day and receive $100 OFF your Vermonter Summer Daycation Pass! Treat your family to a Daycation at Smuggs – ALL SUMMER LONG! Your Vermonter Daycation Pass is your season-long ticket to enjoy our pools and water parks, the Ozone located at the FunZone 2.0, MTB Skills Park, our daily activities for families, and more. Regular price: $199/youth, $249/adult. Only available to Vermont residents.

Purchase your 2024/25 Season Pass or Badge by Memorial Day, May 27th, for the LOWEST RATES of the year! Season Pass prices start at $329/youth and $389/adult. Purchase a Bash Badge for $79/youth and $99/adult.

Thinking about taking a trip to Smuggs? Now is the perfect time to book one of our Four Big Weekends to get away. When you decide to spend three nights with us, the fourth night is on the house. This special offer is available for bookings made by May 31st. Take advantage of lower preseason rates and spend days hiking, biking, or relaxing. We’re also adding some special pop-up fun, including themed barbecues, beer and specialty cocktails, live music, and so much more! 


Uphill Travel

Preseason uphill on Madonna will remain open at all hours for the next several days, but please be aware of the following:

  • There will be one groomed pass on Lower Madonna I Liftline, Link, and Upper Chilcoot
  • We are track-packing Link, Chilcoot, McPherson’s, Drifter, Playground, and Lower Liftline.
  • Lower FIS will not be track-packed

There’s good cover on the Upper Mountain trails, but water bars are not filled in, and obstacles are present. Use caution, and remember, it’s at your own risk!

We’ll have an update on opening Sterling uphill later in the week.


When are we opening?

Snowmaking Nov 15, 2023

Get ready for another season of slippery fun! The perennial question of “When are you opening?” has hit us. We’re keeping a close eye on the forecast, and we’re, as usual, aiming for the Friday after Thanksgiving.

To prep Sterling, we need a good cold for 48 hours. Based on the current forecast, we’re eyeing Sunday and Monday for snowmaking, with Wednesday and Thanksgiving day into Friday looking promising. Our tentative opening plan includes Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Treasure, Lower Exhibition, Smugglers’ Alley, and a connection to and from Lot 1. Lower Rumrunner might make the cut depending on temperatures next week.

For now, uphill access remains closed due to limited natural snow. We’re waiting for safer conditions before opening preseason uphill access on Madonna and Morse.

Stay tuned for an opening update next Monday morning, and in the meantime, dust off those skis and boards and buy your pass or badge if you haven’t yet – the season is almost here!

Join us for Thanksgiving!

Stay three nights or more on our Thanksgiving package, November 22-26, 2023, and get the next night of lodging absolutely free. Check out our schedule of special activities we have planned for the weekend.

Annual BrewFest

Celebrate post-Thanksgiving at our Annual BrewFest, December 8-10, 2023, and turn it into a weekend getaway. Season Pass holders enjoy substantial lodging discounts – call 800-521-0536 to book and join the festivities!

Lower Exhibition, November 16, 2023
Treasure Run, November 16, 2023

Winter has arrived!

While we share your excitement for the new snowfall, please note that uphill travel on our three mountains is presently closed due to ongoing snowmaking and grooming activities. These operations are in full swing to ensure a fantastic opening on November 24th. Your cooperation and consideration for our hardworking staff are greatly appreciated during this preparation period. Keep an eye on our blog and snow report for updates on the potential opening of uphill terrain and read our Uphill Policy

For those eager to venture uphill once available, please check the daily Snow Report for open routes and times. Safety is our priority, and weather changes can affect our grooming schedules, particularly in the mornings on Sterling.

When accessible, nighttime access will be available on Morse, Madonna, and Sterling mountains on specific days and times, and morning access will be open daily on Sterling for a limited period. Uphill access rules and guidelines will be strictly enforced, including specific times for access, respecting ongoing operations, and a strict no-pets policy.

Be vigilant, stay safe, and abide by the rules outlined to ensure a smooth winter experience. We’re aiming to introduce uphill access on Lower Chilcoot during operating hours once fully open, which will be communicated via the Snow Report. Remember, your safety is paramount. Uphill travel is at your own risk, and it’s crucial to follow the guidelines and check the Snow Report regularly for any changes.

Your cooperation is crucial for a fantastic winter season! If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us at mtnops@smuggs.com.

Thank you, and let’s have an amazing winter on the hill!


Halloween Monster Mash Bash

October 28, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm at FunZone 2.0

Don’t Miss Out …

Last chance to buy your winter 23/24 pass or badge before prices increase after Halloween!


Winter 2023/24

Season Passes, Bash Badges, & Multi-Week Ski and Snowboard Programs NOW ON SALE!

78 trails. 3 BIG mountains. 1,000 acres of terrain. 2610′ vertical rise. All this and more can be yours. Season Passes start at $389/adult and $329/youth. Purchase a Bash Badge and pay $30 per day, $20 per half-day — ALL SEASON LONG! Children 5 & under ski & ride for FREE!

Buy your pass or badge now – Prices increase after Labor Day!


Flood Update

It’s been a week since the devastating flooding that took place across Vermont. Luckily Smuggs made it through the storm with minimal damage. We avoided flood waters at the Resort with all major roads to the Resort passable at this time. Our guests are currently experiencing the fun, adventure, and excitement that only a Smuggs vacation can offer!

Unfortunately, many of our friends and neighbors were not so lucky, and our deepest sympathies go out to anyone affected by the recent disaster. We made it through unscathed, so we were able to help members of our community with food and lodging during and after the storm. Thank you to our owners for offering their units to those in need. As always, members of the Smuggs community step up to help others when it matters.

For those seeking ways to get involved with the ongoing relief efforts please visit Lamoille Way of Lamoille County for more information.

If you are in the area, join us for a Block Party in Jeffersonville, Saturday, July 22.


Community Connector

I’m sure most of you saw the news from the Stowe Reporter about potential plans to build a gondola connecting Smuggs with Stowe. This is something we’re looking into and are in the very early stages of exploring. We will be transparent with the process and will plan to share any additional information as it becomes available. For all of the updates we have at this time please visit our Community Connector page.