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Smugglers' Notch Resort Resort Reviews

by: Shane Wicken - 23rd October 2008

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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Glades Galour, 300
Lifts are old and slow

Full review

Our Family of five has been going for four years now. The family events and ski instruction is second to none. The instructors are absolutely the best and have away to teach the kids the love for Skiing or boarding at all levels. The Resort ammenities are great except for the food. Ski lodge style food can get alittle old through out the week, except for the Chilli. There are not alot of options to go out to eat unless you want to drive toward Stowe. Bring your own food and you will save a ton of $$. The resort has nightly entertainment from the little kids stuff with "Goodtime Charlie and his wonderful group of helpers" to family events like "I-did-a-sled" Careoke Dance Party" to the "Teen Center" to live music for the adults at the village. Whether you want to hit the Fun Zone, go for a snowmobile ride or dinner snow walking trek that is out of this world, there is plenty of off slope activities to keep you busy. The three mountains offer all kinds of skiing levels top to bottom skiing from the easy to the tough FREEFALL to glades of every level. There is about 60-70% snowmaking and the groomers are fun and long. We usually try to ski the glades amajority of the day. See Justin and get hime to take your wholefamily out for the day to find those little known glades or trials, he is the best instructor and a ton of fun for the whole family, he has been skiing the mountain for I think about 25 years or more. The one down side is the lifts, they are all doubles and are alittle old. However there have been very few days were you have to wait for more than about five minutes to get on the lifts.

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