Enjoy a Ski or Snowboard Getaway at Smuggler’s Notch

When people think of the beautiful state of Vermont, snow, pine trees, and skiing are likely the things that come to mind. Winter is a magical time in all of New England, and Vermont is the epitome of a winter wonderland. However, skiing and snowboarding aside, many folks may not realize how many other attractions the “Green Mountain State” has to offer.


Smuggler’s Notch is one of the top ski resorts in Vermont, and loaded with lively, off-the-slopes activities. For instance, the Arbortrek Canopy Tour is Vermont’s first, year-round zip line canopy tour. Nature lovers will thrill at soaring through the wilds, high above streams, and among centuries-old hemlocks, sugar maples, and paper birch trees. A series of zip lines through dense mountain forest and suspension bridges will take you on an unforgettable tour guided by two local experts of local ecology and natural history. Just remember to make reservations in advance, as this breathtaking adventure fills up quickly.

Those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, but still enjoy fast-paced excitement, will love the evening snowmobile tours! Each tour includes safety and driving instructions, before experienced guides from Green Mountain Snowmobile Tours take you to enjoy a rare winter view of Smuggler’s Notch Pass and the wilderness beyond. For those traveling with children, mini-snowmobile rides are available, allowing your little ones to take a lesson, and then drive their own mini-snowmobile!

After a day of skiing or snowboarding, a zip line tour, or an evening ride on a snowmobile, a night on the town may be the perfect way to cap off the day. Each evening, Smuggler’s Notch provides a different, relaxing activity.

For those who enjoy being bewildered by magic, Marko’s Magical Mystery Show is available Tuesday nights. Geared toward adults, a spectacle of magic punctuated by Marko’s comedy makes this an evening of terrific entertainment for even the most critical of spectators.

Perhaps audience participation is more your thing. If so, Wednesday’s Liquid Courage Karaoke will have you in the spotlight, serenading friends and family. With Smuggs legend Goodtime Charlie as your host, the night is sure to be filled with music, laughter, and fun.

While Smuggler’s Notch is an exceptional resort for skiing, snowboarding, and all things snow, it also offers a variety of unique and exciting activities off the slopes. Whether you’re traveling with family, as a couple, or want to enjoy some time away with friends, Smuggler’s Notch has something for you. Visit and experience all that Vermont has to offer.