Could they ever get/keep the notch road open in the winter? I know not a lot of people come to Stowe from the north but if you could get something miniscule like 10% of your guests to come from up there I bet a lot of issues would be resolved.
Since moving to Utah I've learned how much I miss all the northeast mountains with multiple entry/exit roads and routes. Stowe is the only one I can think of that everyone funnels onto one road going one direction.
even if they could keep the road clear, that would mean closing the backcountry skiing that is the very essence of stowe and smuggs. and lets be real, hardly anyone is coming from the north. i doubt even 10%