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Terrain Parks – Smugglers’ Notch

Rider's Guide 

Smugglers’ Notch is an exhilarating Vermont destination with a total of 8 lifts, comprising of 2 Surface Lifts and 6 Double Chairs that take you up to 78 trails where you can snowboard on their really nice longest run of 18,500 feet atop 290 inches of amazing Eastern powder. Their trails are rated 19% for Beginners, 50% for Intermediates, 25% for Advanced, and an immensely challenging 6% for Experts.

Parks and Pipes

The sheer number of different terrain parks at Smugglers’ Notch will astound you. Expert snowboarders will make a bee-line for The Zone on Sterling which features enormous hits and hosts the famous Superpipe Jam and Altitude Adjustment events. Experts can also mix with advanced and intermediates at Prohibition Park on Madonna which features a 450-foot-long, Olympic-sized Superpipe with a 16.5-foot radius and includes lots of hits, table tops, hips, jibs, jumps, rails and spines. Intermediates would be better off at Birch Run Park on Sterling Mountain, which offers 1,000 feet of mid-range thrills. There are two Children’s Terrain Gardens, one on Morse, and the other at Morse Highlands.

Out of Bounds

You're in Vermont to have a blast, so this is the place to try air boarding, dog sledding., snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, and snowmobiling. The local area is an under 21s dream with Teen Alley and the Outer Limits Teen Center which are both no-parent zones. But for really wild young fun, head out to the Fun Zone which is an inflatable dome filled with inflatable slides, an obstacle course, miniature golf, a bouncy house, and basketball hoops and featuring a giant Twister game, bouncing platforms, crawl-through spaces, a 22-foot giant double-lane slide, and a padded jousting ring. If that's still not enough indoor fun, try your hand-eye coordination skills at the video arcade in the Village Lodge. Smugglers’ Notch also offers snow tubing, ice skating, evening snowmobile tours, and a weekly torchlight parade and fireworks spectacular.

Hangout & Hookup

The music, the beer and the action flows at The Brewski Bar which is an après ski and night time preferred hangout for snowboarders at Smugglers’ Notch. The relatively short drive to Burlington is definitely worthwhile, as you can party at amazing watering holes like The Daily Planet, Halvorson's, Red Square Bar, Higher Ground, RiRas and the Vermont Pub which was the state's first brewpub. When your feet just have to move to the music, 135 Pearl is a slick dance club, Club Metronome is a huge live music venue, Higher Ground easily compares to Club Metronome, and Nectar's is known as the place where Phish broke out, is usually packed with locals and students, and is generally considered the hottest spot in Vermont. Don't leave Burlington without checking out the scene at Akes' Place, The Church Street Tavern, Finnigan's Pub, JP's Pub, Olde Northender Pub, T Rugg's Tavern and the very creatively and uniquely named Pub Pub.