Smuggler's 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.


  • Skiing and riding at a much sought after resort for a fraction of the regular price.
  • High-quality accommodation with a full kitchen.
  • Saturday night MIT party with DJ, bar, and food.
  • Sunday night MIT pub trivia.
  • MIT Apres Ski Specials at Smugglers’ Notch’s 3 pubs, the Black Bear, Bootleggers, and Mountain Grille.
  • Mid-mountain lodge with 20 beers on tap
  • Special discounts on gear rental.
  • Discounted group lessons from beginner to expert levels
  • Indoor pool and hot tubs
  • Ice skating and tubing
  • Unlimited use of 28 km of cross-country and snowshoe trails
  • Free snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals for non-downhill skiers and boarders.
  • Free beginner lessons (limited, by lottery).
  • And of course, a memorable time with you friends and great views of the Vermont outdoors!

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

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.

Rental Fitting Session with the Smugglers’ Notch Team, scheduled for early December at the Z-Center lobby.

  • Exact date and time TBA. Stay tuned!

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.

How to buy

Once ticket sales open, you can login to purchase tickets.