Smugglers’ Notch Resort | Jan 20-23, 2017

The Ski Trip is open to all MIT graduate students and post-docs. The trip includes 3 days of skiing, boarding and frolicking. Smugglers’ Notch consists of three mountains (Morse, Sterling, and Madonna), and ranks among the finest ski resorts in New England with plenty of trails for all levels of skiing and boarding. A system of 8 lifts will take skiers and boarders from The Village and lodging area to 78 trails along the three mountains.

With forecasts of a snowy winter, we're super excited to bring MIT up to Smugglers’ Notch this year. So, save the date!

  • Eight lifts serving 78 trails across three mountains
  • Unlimited use of 28 km of cross-country and snowshoe trails
  • Free beginner lessons (limited, by lottery)
  • Free snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals for non-downhill skiers and boarders.
  • Saturday night MIT party with DJ, bar, and food.
  • Mid-mountain lodge with 20 beers on tap
  • And of course, a memorable time with your friends, the MIT graduate community, and great views of the Vermont outdoors!
  • Skiing and riding at a much sought after resort for a fraction of the regular price.
  • Special discounts on gear rental.
  • Discounted group lessons from beginner to expert levels
  • Free beginner lessons (limited, by lottery)
  • Free snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals for non-downhill skiers and boarders.
  • Indoor pool and hot tubs
  • Ice skating and tubing
  • Sunday night MIT pub trivia

Ticket Sales


  • Drive yourself: $310
  • Ride the bus with us: $370


  • Nov 7th, 2016 10:00AM. Ticket sales for MIT graduate students open.
  • Nov 14th, 2016 10:00AM. Ticket sales for MIT post-docs open.
  • Dec 1st, 2016 10:00AM. Tickets sales close.
  • Dec 2nd, 2016. Beginner lesson lottery participants notified about free lesson.
  • Dec 5th-10th. Rooming groups signup available.
  • Dec 6th, 2016. 10:00AM - 8:00PM Rental Fitting Session (Z-center lobby)

Rental Fitting and Payment

Rental fittings with the Smugglers’ Notch Team will be held Tuesday, December 6th, 10am - 8pm in the Z-Center lobby.
Payment for equiptment rentals will be accepted at the fitting. Credit cards or personal checks only (no cash)

Trip dates:

Buses will leave Friday, Jan. 20, 2016 at noon and return evening Monday, Jan. 23, 2016 between 6 pm-8 pm. We will keep adding more details to the Trip Itinerary page. Keep checking back!


  • ONLY grad students, post-docs and their guests are eligible.
  • ONLY those over 21 years of age are eligible (IDs will be checked at the bus).
  • ONLY those who have signed a waiver will be allowed on the bus. Waivers will be available at the Rental Fitting Session in early December.

Ticket Exchange Information

If you would like to try to buy, sell or exchange a ticket please email with “Ticket Exchange” in the email subject. Your email must contain:

  • Your name and contact information
  • The type of ticket you bought (bus / drive yourself / didn’t buy a ticket)
  • The type of ticket you want (bus / drive yourself / sell ticket)

The team will then attempt to pair you with someone to exchange your ticket with. You will be responsible for the transfer of money. Once both parties have confirmed that money has been exchanged, the ski trip team will change the status on the website to reflect the exchange. (We make no guarantees about the availability of matching transfers).