Smugglers' Notch Family Resort (Winter)



4323 Route 108, South Cambridge, VT 05464 Visit Website | 802-644-8851 |


Cost: See website for specific charges for overnight guests and day-pass guests. Parking: Yes

Smugglers' Notch offers a variety of outdoor winter adventures all day long.

Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding or Telemark Skiing - 3 mountains with over 310 acres of ski and snowboard trails including glades, and terrain parks.

Ski/Ride Seasonal Programs for Kids - full-day camps include on-mountain instruction, lunch, rest time, afternoon snacks, entertainment and exploration programs. Kids ages 2 1/2+ on skis and age 3 on snowboards.

Riglet Park - Smugglers’ partnered with Vermont's Burton Snowboards to develop the Riglet Park, an on-snow play area with fun terrain features designed to introduce young children to snowboarding. The park’s focal point is a "treehouse," an elevated platform with ramps that children can ride down, a balance area and a lift chair that swings to help kids practice getting on and off the lift. Small rolling hills, miniature box-style rails, pyramids and a mini-halfpipe allow children to gain the necessary balance and muscle memory to begin sliding and making turns on sloped terrain. The park is at the Sir Henry's Learning Area with conveyor lift access and serves children in the Discovery Dynamos snowboarding camp for ages 3-5 and in two-hour sessions held daily for ages 3-6.

Mom & Me, Dad & Me Ski or Snowboard Semi Private Lessons - A unique opportunity to learn some of the skills and games that will help you be a teacher for your child or vice versa. Includes one beginner student & one intermediate-or-better teacher trainee. Daily, 3:00 pm. $75 per lesson, includes two persons.

Cross-country skiing - the Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center has 34 kilometers of cross-country trails for every level from beginner to expert. Rental equipment is available there too; group and private cross-country lessons.

Snowshoeing - the Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center also offers 24 kilometers of dedicated snowshoe trails for every level from beginner to expert. Redfeather snowshoes are available for rent at the Nordic Center.


6 reviews
  • February 9, 2015
    "We love the kids programs, the daycare center Treasures, the shuttle service, the trails and the restaurant. We would definitely like to see improvements to the lift speed and possibly an enclosed option. It's a great family skiride mountain. We're on our 3rd season with now 3 and 7 year olds. Everyone leaves happy at the end of the day."
    - jojastatt
  • February 4, 2013
    "Several waterparks in the summer, lots of ski mountains for several levels of abilities, teen center, hiking, mountain biking, great condos to rent. Love Smuggs!"
  • January 26, 2011
    "We had come to Smugglers Notch for a weekend in January to put their wintertime activities to the test. We sure did pack a whole lotta fun into 48 hours, however I feel like we barely scratched the surface. Smuggs is really all that and more. It is a place for families who really enjoy doing things together. They didnt earn the 1 spot for Family Programs for 12th year! in the 2010 SKI Magazine Reader Survey for nothing. HIGHLIGHTS Read my entire review and see a short video of our stay here. The FunZone is a must see, must do while you stay at Smuggs. Kids will have a blast on the large slide, on the obstacle, playing indoor mini golf, or over in the small arcade area. There is a phenomenal slopeside day care should you need it for kids ages 6 weeks through 3 years old. Our youngest wanted to try snowboarding for the first time. As she is a veteran skier, we decided the best way to approach this new challenge was to sign her up for an adventure snowboard group lesson. This hour and a half morning lesson allowed her to get some instruction yet still let us spend the afternoon skiing as a family. Depending on what area of Smugglers you stay in you may have exclusive use of an indooroutdoor pool area. We were staying in the North Hill Community and had access to the North Hill Central that had an awesome water playground, an indoor heated pool, and two hot tubs. One evening we tubed on Sir Henrys Hill. After the lifts close they turn on the lights and still run the magic carpet over there so you can you can hitch a ride to the top with a tube provided and zoom to the bottom. Probably the most unexpected highlight of our weekend was the the new Arbortrek Canopy Tour Center. After 3 hours of Zip lining we all had a sense of accomplishment, both as individuals and as a family, that we have not achieved from any other family activity we have participated in thus far. Disclosure While I was invited to Smugglers' Notch Family Resort and they paid for most of my expenses, my review reflects the honest opinions of my experience without outside influence."
    - missmagpie
  • March 28, 2010
    "My first time to the mountain and definitely not the last! The mountain is extremely kid friendlyTreasures daycare center is newly built and fantasticwe could drop my 13 mo old off and my husband and I could get in a couple of hours of skiing. Don't miss the apres ski tailgating that takes place in the parking lotfamilies come equipped with chairs and minigrills! What a great day for some spring skiing."
    - vkennedy
  • December 8, 2009
    "Smuggs is an excellent place for first timers because its beginner mountain Morse is separate from the other two mountains that offer intermediateadvanced terrain. That means new skiersriders can learn without having too many other skiers zip by them, which can be intimidating. Their instructors are excellent too."
    - Nicoleball
  • April 5, 2008
    "Mitey Mites is an EXCELLENT skiboard program for local children ages 612. It runs for 8 sessions u pick Saturdays or Sundays starting in January. This is the 2nd year my son has participated and he has improved tremendously! The staff are fun and motivating and best of all will work with families who have special needs children."
    - Lisa S

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