Smugglers Notch Vermont a Top Winter Family Destinations
Otherwise known as “Smuggs”, Smugglers Notch in Vermont is the king of family winter fun in the U.S. From its family friendly environment to its many great experiences and opportunities for parents to enjoy some time as well, if you love skiing and your family, this is the place to be.
Award winning ski school featuring amazing instructors, exciting winter fun events, parades, great amenities and services not to mention great skiing have made Smugglers Notch a force to be reckoned with. First opened in 1956 when a group of Vermont skiers got together in an effort to make a great ski destination, the resort quickly grew. Today, Smugglers Notch is one of the most well known in the country and considered the best on the east coast.
Smugglers Notch got its name from the early 19th century smugglers who used the forest and mountains to transport illegal goods from Canada to America during the early Prohibition era. Today the mountains have a much less shady reputation. Mile after mile of groomed trails, amazing views and plenty of amenities and services make Smugglers Notch the place to be.
Whether you are looking for a room with a view or a condo home with fully equipped kitchens, cable and even laundry facilities and the option of daily maid service, you can find it here. A resort community, those staying at Smugglers Notch enjoy a close proximity to the slopes as well as an on-demand resort shuttle.
Skiing and Snowboarding
In the winter, this is obviously the most popular aspect of the area. 3 mountains with varying levels ranging from easy to expert can be found here. Key features of the mountains including over 1,000 acres of terrain, a 2,610 foot vertical rise, 78 trails, mile after miles of cross-country and snowshoe trails, an average of 26 feet of snow and interconnecting trails make this an ideal destination.
What sets Smugglers Notch apart from others in North America in terms of families are its programs and even babysitting. Teach your toddler to ski, send them out for an all day camp program or private lessons or let them explore with those who know best how to train them and help them to gain confidence. Looking for a day out? Let them help you find a babysitter or take advantage of the child care center.
Anytime of the year is a great time to visit this one of a kind family destination. Start planning your trip.