Our video series will show you what's going on at Smuggs throughout the Winter season. It's the next best thing to being here. Just click on the thumbnail of the video you want to watch and a new window will open or click on the links to watch videos from previous seasons.
Smugglers' - Oct Pow Day! - October 23, 2016
Ma nature dumped an excess of 6-10" - with drifts much deeper than that - overnight at Smugglers' Notch Vermont. Smuggs Snow Reporter Hugh Johnson arrived at the mountain early to skin up and check out the preseason goods!
No Bull [Video] Snow Report - 2015|16 Season Review
Snow Reporter Hugh Johnson and Smuggs TV Station Manager have a studio chat about the Winter season that was. It's our annual No Bull [Video] Snow Report Season Review!
Smugglers' - 4th Annual Pond Skimming - April 2, 2016
A banked turn deposited many a pond skimmer in the drink this weekend. Relive the wet antics with this video recap and put your floaties on - cause no one stays dry!
Smugglers' - 3 Mountain Minute: "Stick Sale!"
All Demo skis from last year 2014-2015 are 45% off All Demo skis from this year 2015-2016 are 25% off All new skis 2014-2015 are 40% off All new skis 2015-2016 are 25% off Darn Tough socks are 30% off All ski poles are 30% off
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - March 16, 2016
In this week's report, Hugh plays under the sun and on the spring corn snow.
Smugglers' - Extreme Skiing Challenge - Sunday, March 6, 2016
The annual Extreme Skiing Challenge was held this past Sunday on Exhibition on Sterling Mountain. Some 115 competitors hucked and heaved their way over some of the most gnarly ice flows the comp has ever thrown their way.
March is jam packed with special events at Smugglers'! Get the lowdown with Drew Tolbert in this week's Three Mountain Minute!
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - February 24, 2016
The family that skies together, stays together. Hugh Johnson is off this week, so his family stepped in to deliver us this week's report. Despite yet another challenging week of Winter weather, the mountain is holding up well and with colder temperatures and perhaps even some precipitation in store for us this weekend, Winter isn't done with us just yet.
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - February 18, 2016
In this week's report, Hugh takes a stroll along the scenic Sterling Pond - a great place to stop for some contemplation during a busy holiday week. Taking a sun-drenched run on Snake Bite, by way of Rumrunner and Black Snake, Hugh descends upon The Zone, which now features a smooth, free flow design, tailored to beginners and experts alike.
Smugglers' - 3 Mountain Minute: "The Competition"
Blade and Brock are already training for the 3 Mountain Throwdown. Shouldn't you be? "Are you ready for a throwdown?"
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - February 10, 2016
This week's report features 5th and 6th graders from Cambridge Elementary School, including Hugh B. Johnson III, who may be making a run for his father's job.
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - February 4, 2016
When you don't have something nice to say, it's better to not say anything at all. That was our attitude Wednesday as freezing rain and 35-50 mph gusts rocked all three Mountains at Smugglers'. Despite the havoc, our upper mountain terrain held up noticeably well. Warm temperatures over the past few days has softened our base, providing corn run after corn run. With new snow and lower seasonable temperatures on the way, think of this as our normal annual January thaw... in February. Either way, it should set us up well for the remainder of the season.
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - January 27, 2016
With no new snow totals in the past week, The No Bull [Video] Snow Report took to the groomers today. Take a ride with Hugh on Rumrunner and Chilcoot.
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Best day of the season... so far? It would be hard to fault your logic. After receiving 8-12 inches of new snow early this week, Smuggs packed on an additional 6"-8" overnight. With the wind threatening our more wide open terrain, Hugh takes to the woods off F.I.S. and Doc Dempsey's. The goods: miraculous!
Smugglers' - The 3 Mountain Minute: "Record Breaker"
Smugglers' Notch was one of many resorts across the country who participated in trying to set a new Guinness World Record for largest ski and snowboard lesson.
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - January 13, 2016
There's no friends on a powder day! Well, no friends but Hugh Johnson, who's happy to take you along for a pow ride on Smugglers' Alley, Treasure Run, and Practice Slope. Strap yourselves in folks, then strap yourselves down - you won't want to show up for work tomorrow.
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - January 6, 2016
In this week's report, Madonna slumbers no more ... Can you say, 'it's about time?!?' Hugh goes whalin' on Sterling, followed by first tracks on Lowers F.I.S. and Drifter. We now have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains. 5 lifts are operating: Madonna I Lift, Sterling Lift, Mogul Mouse's Magic Lift to summit, Sir Henry's Magic Carpet and the Village Lift to mid-station.
Smugglers' - The 3 Mountain Minute: "Snow!"
Word on "the street" is this mountain has snow! But you don't have to take our word for it. Smuggs TV takes to those streets to ask guests at the resort how they're making the most of our new white fluffy. Winter may be a little behind this year, but now that it's here, it's here in force and it's here to stay.
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - December 23, 2015
This week, Hugh visits with the first-timers on Sir Henry's Hill. The Mogul Mouse Lift is also now open through mid-station. On the upper mountain, Smugglers' is offering a handful of intermediate trails and one black diamond, Smugglers' Alley. All things considered, Smuggs has some great conditions and colder temperatures are on the way for this weekend!
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - December 16, 2015
Would you shave for snow? That is the question we posed to several Smuggs employees. The time had come to take matters into our own hands. Are you a Smuggler? Do your part. We need as many beards as we can get.
Smugglers' - No Bull [Video] Snow Report - December 9, 2015
The No Bull [Video] Snow Report is back! This Winter, we'll be checking in with Smugglers' Snow Reporter, Hugh Johnson, each Wednesday for the latest snow conditions. This week, Hugh takes a run down Rumrunner, reports on snowmaking efforts on Black Snake and gives us the lay of the land in Birch Run Park. It may not look much like Winter at home, but at Smugglers', we've got snow and Winter is just getting started!
Smugglers' - Opening Day 2015/16 - November 27, 2015
Friday was the opening day of the 2015|16 season. Smuggs TV takes a run down Smugglers' 'Bread & Butter': Rumrunner, Crossover and Exhibition (repeat) and trains its cameras on the early birds.
Smugglers' - Women's Ski & Ride Program
Our women's programs are led by expert female coaches focused on offering fun and confidence boosting sessions with plenty of skiing and riding tips, tricks and terrain tactics that address the differences of how women move on snow. Whether you want to start building basic skills or fine tune advanced techniques, our small groups are designed to be playful, supportive and take full advantage of the terrain offered by Smugglers' three mountains.
Join us for one, two or three days during the week. Our expert female instructors personalize your day to meet your needs. Make new friends, bring your BFF, sister, mom or daughter to spend a day filled with “Girl Power” and laughter.
Smugglers' - Season in Review: This Mountain Has Heart.
A recap of the 2014-2015 season. This Mountain Has Heart.
Smugglers' - This Mountain Has Heart. 3rd Annual Pond Skimming Contest & Chillin' & Grillin' Tailgate Party - Apr. 4, 2015
Smugglers' 3rd Annual Pond Skimming Contest and Chillin' & Grillin' Tailgate Party did not disappoint. Despite colder than average temperatures (and many inches of fresh accumulation beckoning on the mountain), the turnout to this year's near-end-of-the-season party was as spectacular. So fire up the grill, crack open the cooler and adorn your preferred flotation device. This is going to be one wet and wild ride!
This weekend, The Smugglers' Notch Ski and Snowboard Club hosted the 3rd Annual Extreme Skiing Challenge! The course: the Madonna headwall - an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps.
Smugglers' - Dressing for Success on the Mountain
At Smugglers’ Notch Resort, the TREASURES nursery caregivers dress a lot of little ones over the course of the Winter. At TREASURES, children as young as 2½ can learn how to ski in an introductory program. In this video, TREASURES director Shelly Schaffer offers words of wisdom as well as clothing tips to parents who are eager to introduce their young child to skiing.
Smugglers' - Powder Day - Feb. 3, 2015
8" of fresh in the woods. These are the Powder Days.
Smugglers' - Join the Club - Feb. 1, 2015
This Sunday, Smugglers' Ski and Snowboard Club hosted a skier/boarder cross event on Lower F.I.S. Meanwhile, we caught up with the Freeski Team, who, led by head coach Brian Salatino, were heading up Madonna to train on the Headwall for competitions this season.
Smugglers' - MLK Powder Day - Jan. 20th, 2015
Another year, another MLK weekend, another super snow-storm. You might think about booking a vacation with us on this weekend in 2016. At this rate, it's as safe a weather system bet as any! For those of us lucky enough to extend our long weekend, 18" of fresh powder beckoned us into the woods.
Smugglers' - All Three Mountains - Jan. 16, 2015
Heading into the long MLK weekend, we thought it might be prudent to check in with all three mountains at Smugglers' Notch Resort. Along the way, we tag along with snowboarders Nikhil Bhaynager of Sterling, VA and Luke Kalinowski of Boylestown, PA. Their verdict: Smugglers' has the best conditions they've experienced this season.
Smugglers' - New Year's First Timers - Jan. 3, 2015
Smuggs TV's cameras spent the better part of today on the learning hill at Morse Mountain. We met up with first-timers Silas, Riley and Elijah on Sir Henry's Hill. But as conditions were also ripe on the upper mountains, we tag along with Hugh Johnson and his son as they rip up some fresh powder on Upper F.I.S.
Smugglers' - Damon Day 5 - Dec. 17, 2014
Nor'Easter Damon blessed Smuggs with almost three feet of snow in its first four days. On day five, Smuggs ski patrol dropped every rope on Madonna, opening up more than sixty trails with some of the best December conditions anyone around here can remember. Smuggs TV also caught up with the riding crew at Gilson Snowboards, who bring some of their Poconos snowstyle to the Green Mountains.