Some of the most spectacular places to visit with the fall colors is in Vermont, and Smugglers' Notch is one of these remarkably beautiful places, although not just in the fall – it's beautiful year around. Nestled in Sterling Mountain, this area is a slender gash in the mountains that, according to legend was frequently used by smugglers. In addition to Sterling Mountain, Madonna and Morse Mountains also help to form this gap. It's most famous though for it's wonderful skiing and it was actually formed as an area in 1956 with an elevation of 1030 feet has 78 ski runs, eight lifts, and averages 288 inches of snowfall each year, delighting skiers. There are a variety of things to do in this Smugglers' Notch area, including: • During the winter months, the skiers will find this area to be an absolute heaven with plenty of ski runs including six double black diamond, 25 black diamond, 50 intermediate, and 19 that are for the novices and easy, and eight chair lift makes it easy to reach. • Autumn month bring some amazing color with the beautiful areas around the Stowe Vermont region when the colors of the leave change and make it a stunning area; photographers will be enthralled. • Spring and summer are enjoyable and have a variety of heated pools and campgrounds for those who enjoy being around nature. There are great hiking trails in this area. Regardless of the preferences, Smugglers' Notch is wonderful for the entire family.