Smuggler received almost perfect scores in the family-friendly category in the region, a category the resort has built its reputation around for many years. The ratings were based primarily on readers' average ranking, number of reviews, and specific comments made in OnTheSnow.com over the winter season. "More and more skiers and snowboarders are relying on the word of their peers when they make resort choices," said Mountain News President and Publisher Rob Brown, whose company publishes OnTheSnow.com. "We believe the importance of reader advisories will continue to grow each year and these annual awards provide a peek into their thinking." Reviewers were clear in their comments: "It's great for families… The view of Mt Mansfield is spectacular. Great hill, great views, nice wide trails… The bonus is the fabulous children's programs - great ski camps and top instructors… There are great restaurants to choose from, a variety of evening activities are provided, ranging from tubing, indoor water parks and kids' play zones, multiple teen centers, planned kids' programs… But, make no mistake, this is a skiers' mountain." Smugglers' Notch is a year-round mountain vacation resort in Jeffersonville, over the hill from Stowe, and 30 miles east of the Burlington International Airport. The resort covers more than 1,000 acres of accessible terrain, with over 300 acres marked and patrolled. Click HERE to read the reviews.


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