Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Jeffersonville, VT. We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Smuggler's Notch stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Smuggler's Notch is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort.

Smuggler's Notch Lodging:

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Smuggler's Notch has a total of 78 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,000 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 405 hectares, 2 square miles, or 4 square kilometers.

Smuggler's Notch's slopes see on average 280 inches (110 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 23 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,000(4 km2)
Annual Snowfall
280"(110 cm)

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort Elevation

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,640 feet, or 1,109 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,030 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,610 feet (795 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Smuggler's Notch's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,640'(1,109 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,610'(795 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,030'(314 m)

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
59.4out of 100
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Smuggler's Notch's difficulty level of 59.4 is above average. 83% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Smuggler's Notch has 1,000 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Smuggler's Notch's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 53% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 30% as expert.
17%(170 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
53%(530 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
30%(300 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort good for beginners?

Smuggler's Notch is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 70% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort Location

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Jeffersonville, VT.

Jeffersonville, VT 05464 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.55000, -72.79000

Getting to Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.55000, -72.79000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Jeffersonville, VT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort.

Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC79 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME138 mi
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON150 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Smuggler's Notch.

Burlington International AirportBTVBurlington, VT19 mi
Plattsburgh International AirportPBGPlattsburgh, NY34 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH68 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%9 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%11 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%11 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%14 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%30 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%33 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%40 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%44 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%44 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%48 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%51 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%56 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%60 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%61 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%61 mi
CatamountHillsdale, NY2,000 ft35%64 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%67 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft38%68 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%69 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%72 mi
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%72 mi
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%75 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%76 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%79 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%79 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%80 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%84 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%84 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%87 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%89 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%90 mi
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%91 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%91 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%93 mi
Mont RigaudRigaud, QC571 ft42%99 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%99 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%100 mi

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,640 ft
Base Elevation1,030 ft
Vertical Drop2,610 ft
(17% Beginner,  53% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,000
Avg. Annual Snowfall280 inches
Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort Mountain Stats