Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Smugglers' Notch Resort

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Overall Rating: 3.7

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.1
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 57
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.2
  • Nightlife
  • 2.4

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 43%
  • Beginner
  • 43%
  • Families
  • 57%
  • Intermediate
  • 55%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 29%
  • Advanced
  • 57%

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  • 4

    Great terrain but needs improvement

    by Ontheslopes - 19th January 2010

    Pros: Terrain variety, nice lodging, family friendly, scenic, friendly staff

    Cons: slow lifts, limited snowmaking, lift lines, not expanding terrain very much

    Smugglers' Notch has some of the best terrain I've ever skied and its family friendly. There's great trails like Doc Dempsey's, Smugglers' Alley, Snake Bite... Full review

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  • 5

    Really Vermont's Best

    by johnbg - 11th November 2009

    Pros: Snow, trees, vibe

    Cons: access from South

    Skied Smuggs on and off for 15 years. Had a week of straight rain in February, as well as 3ft of overnight fluff that came outta nowhere in mid march. Re... Full review

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  • 4

    Only if you know where to go

    by jasbushey - 14th September 2009

    Pros: Backcountry Access

    Cons: Lift Lines and Speed

    I grew up riding smuggler's notch. It is great for families and there is a lot of terrain. If you are an advanced skier or rider, madonna liftline or anyt... Full review

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  • 5

    smuggs for ski dawgs

    by papi6022 - 7th April 2009

    Pros: large challenging terrain, less crowds, very good skiers/boarders

    Cons: snowmaking too limited

    I've been coming here since day one early 1960's and still come back excited. Smuggs has great terrain especially on Madonna and Sterling, and with all the ... Full review

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  • 5

    Unreal conditions

    by Tcambard - 24th March 2009

    Pros: Plenty of terrain to choose from

    Cons: Slow lifts

    I've been to Colorado, Austria, and Vermont on my big mountain list, plus a bunch of mid-atlantic hills, but they don't count, and Smuggler's Notch VT by fa... Full review

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  • 4

    great terrain, not so great lifts

    by ngeist09 - 28th February 2009

    Pros: glades, location, terrain in general, friendly staff

    Cons: lifts in general

    My friends and I chose this mountain to spend our February vacation at, and we were not disappointed. The conditions were excellent during the week we went... Full review

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