People come to Smugglers' Notch for both skiing and snowboarding. (Courtesy Smugglers' Notch, Vermont)

Smugglers' Notch, Vt.
Northeast Skiing

With incredible ski destinations in the American West and the mountain ranges of Europe, it's easy for easterners to forget that there are some awesome slopes under their noses. For one-stop shopping, Smugglers' Notch, in Vermont's Green Mountains, is convenient and affordable and regularly ranks among the top favorites of ski enthusiasts. Here, a little more than an hour's flight from New York City, you'll find weeklong packages that include a mountainside condo, lift tickets, snow tubing and a family entertainment and recreation center.

Get There: Round-trip flights from New York to Burlington, Vt., on United start at $152.

Stay: Smugglers' Notch ski lodge basic packages include a studio condominium and lift tickets (4323 Vermont Route 108 South, Jeffersonville, Vt.,, doubles, including lift package for two, from $297).

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