Logo   Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort, Vermont
A good-sized family resort with good ski schools, a great variety of slopes and trails, and views all the way to Canada.



"Smuggs," as it is called affectionately by those who come here often, is located on the north side of Smuggler's Notch, 12 miles (19 km) north of Stowe in northern Vermont (map).

It's a ski resort designed with families in mind.

78 trails served by 8 ski lifts descend the vertical drop of 2610 feet (796 meters). Smuggs has 30 km of cross-country ski trails and 20 km of snowshoe trails as well.

Lots of programs for beginning skiers, young skiers and non-skiers are available.

For safety and educational purposes (tracking distance, elevation, speed, etc), GPS units are provided to ski students, and may be rented by more experienced skiers.

The fact that Smuggs is good for beginners does not detract from the beautiful and challenging slopes on Madonna Mountain.

As you can see from the photo to the right, the views are spectacular—all the way to Canada on a clear day.

Accommodations are in or near Jeffersonville, the nearest town, or in condominiums on the resort property, perfect for families or small groups.

Although Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort is just a few miles north of Stowe VT, the road through Smuggler's Notch is not open in winter (map).

You must drive 32 miles (52 km) around the mountains from Stowe to reach the resort on the north side of the notch at Jeffersonville. The drive takes almost an hour. Plan your travel time accordingly.

Smugglers' Notch Ski Resort
4323 VT Route 108 South
Smugglers' Notch VT 05464-9537 (map)
Tel: 800-451-8752 (US & CN)
UK Tel: 0800-169-8219
Fax 802-644-1230

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Madonna Mountain summit, Smugglers Notch Ski Resort, Vermont

Arriving at the summit of Madonna Mountain
at Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort
for a great run to the base.




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