Smugglers' Notch, VT
Smuggs, as the locals call it, seems to have been purpose-built for families, promising nonstop activities from morning until sugar crash: free-flowing hot chocolate, tubing, ropes-course-style canopy tours, and fireworks. Its ski school, Snowsport University, works with kids as young as two and a half. "Kids are skiing off the top of the mountain in a day," says longtime marketing director Steve Clokey. Smugglers' also boasts serious skier cred – including the only triple black diamond in the East.
Best For: The family trip.