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 three of mountains—its terrain varied for snowboarders and skiers of all skill levels and one of Vermont's highest vertical drops at 2,610 feet. Among the 78 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. Meanwhile, on a per-year average, more than 300 inches of natural snow are said to drape the mountains, which the resort's crew supplements with snowmakers and meticulous grooming; keep tabs on the latest powder with in-depth snow reports.
4323 Vermont Rte. 108 S
Jeffersonville, Vermont 05464Get Directions