From Stowe Mountain Resort to Smugglers Notch Ski Resort, route 108 is closed in the winter creating miles of winter playground. Park at “the end of the road” just past the entrance to Stowe Mtn Resort. The Notch usually offers the earliest cross-country skiing in New England…so check it out on skis as soon as soon as a little snow flies. Also a great place to ski with your dog. Appropriate for all abilities.