Like grizzly bear chauffeurs or a WiFi-enabled beard, mountain resorts combine rugged charm with modern amenities. Get back to nature from a safe distance with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one lift ticket at Smugglers' Notch in Jeffersonville, Vermont (up to a $66 value).
Smugglers' Notch sprawls out over a triumvirate of mountains—its terrain varied for snowboarders and skiers of all skill levels. Among the trails, beginners can drift down gentle cruiser hills, and more advanced carvers can brave The Black Hole, which earned a triple black-diamond rating. Powdery trails wind through the woods, and two terrain parks are filled with ramps and rails for honing impressive feats of trickery and high fiving sparrows passing overhead. The signature peak of Smugglers' Notch, Madonna Mountain, tops out at 3,640 feet.
4323 Vermont Rte. 108 S
Jeffersonville, Vermont 05464