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Smugglers’ Notch

12/07/2010 07:12PM ● By Anonymous
A ski resort focused on families

by Sarah Clachar

Family Friendly, Environmentally Friendly

In 2006, Smugglers’ Notch was one of only two businesses in Vermont to be named an Environmental Leader and, in 2008, Smugglers’ received the Governor’s Award in recognition of its carbon footprint reduction initiatives. As Thomke points out, the environment is their greatest asset as a ski resort. So they work hard to keep it healthy and thus keep their business healthy, too. From using plants to treat 45 percent of their wastewater to kitchen composting to a no-idling policy and five-star energy rating construction, Smugglers’ has made environmental responsibility a top priority. For more information about Smugglers’ Notch and the environment, go to

A Number of Ways to Enjoy Smugglers’

Less than an hour from Burlington, Smuggs can be an easy day trip. But if you really want to enjoy the full range of offerings at Smugglers’, it’s worth staying longer. Smugglers’ offers full packages starting at $109 for adults/day and $79 for children/day. Their professional Vacation Planners will help you identify what package works best for your family’s needs and interests. To reach a Vacation Planner call (800) 419-4615.

More and more Vermont families can’t stay away after one visit and are becoming owners at this four-season resort. For people interested in ownership, Smugglers’ offers a full menu—from full ownership to timeshares and fractional ownership. Contact