Winter Walking Program

Ice flow in The Notch
2 ice climbers seen through the trees

With so much beauty surrounding us, we can’t help but come up with new ways for you to experience our Winter wonderland. Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts have long delighted in the beauty of Smugglers’ in winter with spectacular vistas at every turn. That’s what inspired our Winter Walking program. Not skiing or riding today? Join our skilled guides and discover the Wonder of Winter at Smuggs. No special skills required… just the desire to experience nature, the outdoors, and get some exercise. Learn winter weather walking techniques and enjoy a new way of maintaining fitness in winter. Dress for the outdoors and for light to moderate outdoor exercise. For use during the program, we will provide traction devices┬áto wear over your snow boots for improved traction in winter and trekking poles. Our Winter Walking program is best suited for individuals 18 & older.


Winter Wonderland


The bench overlooking Sterling Pond is now buried in snow

New Snow

We received 3 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, 19 inches in the past 2 days, and 43 inches in the past week!

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to be 100 percent open with top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 78 open. We plan to have 7 lifts operating. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 28 to 60 inches. 37 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Drifter, Snow Snake, and Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 145 acres of freshly groomed terrain.


On the Winter Walking Program you may see some ice climbers on the “Mystery Wall” in the notch.


Currently it is partly sunny and -4 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures between 1 and 16 degrees.


Snow Sport University Ski Instructor Margot O’Keefe teaching an adaptive lesson on Sir Henry’s Learning Hill