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Smugglers Notch Resort

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The Ski Resort

Smugglers´ Notch is located right in the center of Vermont´s Green Mountains. Surrounded by untouched nature, forests and mountains, spectacular views are waiting for you. Smugglers´ Notch means not one or two but three mountains! Selfevidently, this implies a great variety of terrain. It ranges from easy cruisers for beginners to advanced trails with natural bumps up to a most difficult triple diamond trail for real experts, which is the only one in the East. All in all you will find 78 memorable trails on a terrain totalling 404 hectares. The three mountains - Sterling, Madonna and Morse - are all interconnected for your convenience. Smuggler´s Notch has 62% of snowmaking which means that all three mountains can be blanketed from top to bottom. 

Freestylers listen up! Smugglers´ Notch Resort offers terrain parks for all ability levels.Prohibition Park on the intermediate Playground trail features rails and jumps for intermediate skiers and riders.Freestyle riders in the Knight´s Revenge glade will encounter log slides, quarter pipes, bank turns, rock jumps and much more as this natural park´s features evolve with influence from Mother Nature.  Birch Run Terrain Park includes elements for novice and intermediate riders. Go and test your skills! The Zone is accessible via the Sterling T-bar and offers trails, jibs, jumps and more for advanced skiers and riders. There is Log Jam Terrain Park. It is a novice terrain park with plenty of space to practice and to improve on your skills. Smugglers´ also has a Burton Riglet Park for beginning snowboarders ages 3-6.

Undoubtedly, Smuggler´s Notch is also a great resort to learn how to ski or ride. The Snow Sports University´s award winning programs are designed to take your skills to the max. You will be grouped by age and ability so everyone can get the best support possible. No matter if adult, child or adaptive lessons, you can choose from a wide variety of programs.

Yes, there is a  lot more to do at Smugglers´ Notch. The resort offers more or less every winter activity you can think of! Go  snowtubing on Sir Henry´s Hill, go ice skating, airboarding or discover the beautiful nature around by snowmobile. Furthermore, there are 34 km of cross-country tracks plus 20 further kilometers of snowshoeing trails. One thing is for sure: You won´t get bored at Smugglers´ Notch! And after an exciting day on the mountain you can pamper yourself with a visit to the indoor pool and the hot tubs or treat yourself with a relaxing massage!


Interesting facts

  • Offering 998 acres of slopes and terrain, Smugglers Notch Resort is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in Vermont.
  • Smugglers Notch Resort is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Vermont.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 2608 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1227 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 3638 ft above sea level.
  • The day pass at Smugglers Notch Resort is $85 making it one of the 5 cheapest ski Resorts in Vermont.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 42 " at summit elevation and 23 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 48 " at summit elevation and 28 " at the base.
  • Smugglers Notch Resort features 33 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 47 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 8 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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Must-Ski Runs

Most Difficult Runs

Black Hole
Length: 0.3 miles
Vertical Drop: 820.2 ft

Longest Runs

Length: 2.5 miles
Vertical Drop: 2608.3 ft
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last update on Nov 24, 2023
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Smugglers' Notch Resort
4323 Vermont Route 108 South
VT 05464-9537
Smugglers' Notch
Phone(800) 419-4615


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Mountain Stats

Elevation1030 ft - 3638 ft
Opening DayNov 24, 2023
Closing DayApr 7, 2024
Capacity 7053 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 8

Skiable Terrain

998 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 998 acres
Number of Slopes 78

Weather (3638 ft)


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Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult $85
1 day youth $65
1 day child $65
All rates & fees