Sir Henry’s Learning Hill



Snow Sport University

It’s another beautiful day here at Smuggs. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 63 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Currently it is 34 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. We could see a high of 45 degrees today. Spring Conditions!



Billy Bob Bear says “no hibernating”

BBB shred

Billy Bob Wants YOU… on the slopes of Smuggs

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Billy left his den, strapped on his board and shredded the gnar! Our Bear doesn’t hibernate… he hibernaps. There’s too many folks to entertain, he can’t sleep all winter (a short snooze now and again will have to do). With today’s sunshine and snow no napping was on the dance card.


Top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating including Madonna I and 62 trails open.


5 inches in the past 3 days and 375 inches this season!


The Smuggs Family just got bigger



Nashville is in the house!

Pictured on the far left is Chad Aiken. Chad is the son of Rob Aiken from Smuggs Group Vacations. Chad now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Chad convinced a group of his friends to come to Vermont and see all that Smuggs has to offer. They all seem to be having a wonderful time with the amazing conditions and mild temperatures. It was great to see you again Chad and I hope you all have a blast here at Smuggs!



Boarding Bear under Blue Skies

BB board

Billy Bob Bear being shadowed while shredding the gnar.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. I spotted a bear roused from hiber-napping and making tracks on Morse! What a day to be on the slopes.


6 lifts, including Madonna I, are operating and 65 trails are open – 42 of them have been groomed.

BB board kneel

BBB says “I’m chillin'”.

sterling view

Sterling viewed through the trees on Snow Snake.


St. Paddy’s Day Lucky Leprechaun Challenge


Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate and the Leprechuan

The Lucky Leprechaun Challenge is today!

Meet the Leprechaun on the slopes and get raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes valued up to $5,000. Including an RCI vacation, ski & snowboard gear, and many more great items.

How to get a raffle ticket
Find the Leprechaun on the slopes – get a ticket.
Wear green – the Leprechaun will give you an additional raffle ticket. If you need some green, stop by one of our stores for specials on green items.
Take a selfie with the Leprechaun – get another ticket. Remember #luckyatsmuggs on social media.

How to win
Go to Bootleggers’ Lounge at 4:30 pm, submit all your tickets and relax with 50% off appetizers and drink specials while you wait for your chance to win.

Prizes Include:
RCI Vacation
Gift Cards including Home Depot, Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee’s, Shell gas cards, Bass Pro Shop
4 – $50 3 Mountain Outfitters Gift Certificates
4 – $50 3 Mountain Equipment Gift Certificates
Vermont Gift Basket $100 value
Vermont Teddy Bear
Brewster River Pub & Brewery Gift Certificate
Mountain Grille Gift Certificate
Hearth & Candle Gift Certificate
Village Pizzeria Gift Certificate
2 half gallons of maple syrup – Butternut Mountain Farms
Assorted hats, tee shirts, party favors, and more!


Snow in the forecast


Morning light over the Village


Currently it is snowing and 21 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 25 to 35 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with scattered snow showers and an inch of accumulation possible with temperatures between 20 and 34 degrees.  Tonight’s forecast is snow showers with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible.

Lifts and Trails

The Madonna I Lift is presently on wind hold. The winds are forecasted to decrease and it may open later. We have 65 skiable trails and 33 lift accessible trails open today. The Sterling Lift, Village Lift, Madonna II Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, Morse Highlands Lift, Sterling T-Bar, and Sir Henry’s Glider are all open. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches. 149 acres of freshly groomed terrain for today.


More snow in the forecast

NoaaThis Afternoon
Snow likely, mainly after 5 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Snow likely before 8 pm, then snow showers likely, mainly between 8 pm and 10 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Snow showers likely, mainly after 4 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Monday Night
Snow showers, mainly before 3 am. Low around 11.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Fun with Friends



Good times at Morse Highlands

It’s always more fun when you get to share the experience with your good friends.


We are 99 percent open. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. 3 inches of new snow overnight and 317 inches this season so far! Great conditions!


Smuggs Family Member



Max at the top of the Village Lift with Madonna Mountain in the background

I like you to meet Max. Max and his family are from Connecticut. Max took a break from skiing for a few years, but is now back at it! Max was telling me how much the ski technology has changed since he use to ski a great deal. Max, his wife, and all three of his girls took lessons today. Max said the lesson made a big difference for him. He has been having a great time exploring all the intermediate trails here at Smuggs. Max said that he will be back to Smuggs with his family next year! I hope you have a wonderful vacation Max and we look forward to your return next season!