From smuggling to the ski resortAs the name suggests, Smugglers' Notch was once upon a time a location for smugglers. The steep and narrow mountain passes on the border between Canada and the United States contributed to smugglers using routes and hiding places in this area. However, they are now long gone. The excavation of the area started in the 1960’s as they started to build houses and ski lifts and turning it into the most popular ski resort in the Vermont area. Today Smugglers' Notch boasts with 78 slopes of various difficulty. The primary target visitor group is families, but all are welcome to enjoy the skiing.
A rewarding holidayIt is virtually impossible to get bored while visiting Smugglers Notch.
While spending one's skiing holiday in Smugglers' Notch you will soon discover that there is much to do when you have taken off your ski boots. There are thrilling dog sled rides, snowshoe hikes and good slopes for tobogganing. If you feel like going indoor for a while, you will find many activities to select from.
Feel like relaxing after a day on the slopes? Make an appointment at the spa, get a massage or heat up in the sauna. There are also good shopping facilities and many restaurants to choose from.
Cosy and comfortable accommodationThe accommodation on offer in Smugglers' Notch are adapted to suit the whole family, and you feel quickly at home in the cottages and apartments available. Most hotels have both a fireplace and balcony and is within easy walking distance within the village and to the ski system. Should it be necessary, there are also buses that can take you to the center of town.
The easiest way to get to travel to Smugglers' Notch is to fly in to Boston or Montréal or possibly New York. It will take you about four hours to drive from Boston and two hours from Montréal. From New York it is close to six hours, depending on traffic and weather conditions.
If you would like to get there even quicker and easier, you could catch the domestic flight to Burlington which is the closest airports. From there it takes less than an hour to get to Smugglers' Notch.