America's Best Ski Resorts
Why Go: Consistently voted among the most family-friendly resorts in the country, Smugglers consists of three mountain peaks. Further away from the base area, toward Sterling and Madonna peaks, the terrain gets harder and steeper. Although the resort is low on frills (there are no high-speed lifts here), "Smuggs" has an old-school charm.
Where to Après: During the biannual BrewFest in the spring and early December, Bootlegger’s Lounge and the Rhino Tavern at the Hearth & Candle are great places to try Vermont’s impressive lineup of craft beers.
Photo courtesy of Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont.