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Local bartender Jason Niemi does daytime duty on Liftline, on Madonna Mountain, in full view of a suspended audience.

There Goes the Neighborhood

Northern Vermont's beloved Smugglers' Notch has long been rumored to be the next resort joining Vail Resorts' ever-expanding portfolio. We sent our crackerjack reporter in to investigate—and, more importantly ski his favorite steep Eastern lines in his spare time.