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Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST)



Barre, VT

 

NEW ENGLAND'S BEST TRAIL SYSTEM

Imagine a magical highway that suddenly appears every winter, One that goes through back country and snow-covered mountains, secluded valleys and friendly villages. One that delivers eye-popping vistas and conveniently stops right at the door of your inn or motel. In Vermont, you don't have to imagine it. It's our winter world of snowmobiling, an activity that appeals to families and winter enthusiasts, as well as skiers and visitors looking for a exciting excursion or slice of North Country tradition.

Since 1967, Vermont has been opening the doors to winters' wonders with a remarkable trail system that now totals over 5,000 miles. With today's modern comfortable sleds, it's easier than ever to experience the thrill of zipping along winding trails, take 200-mile day trips or multi-day tours or take in ride-ins full of country flavor.

Vermont makes it easy to go snowmobiling. We set the standard for well-marked trails, readable maps, easy access to fuel stops, food and accommodations. Our many convient trailheads mean snowmobilers can hook up to trails anywhere in the state. And all it takes to snowmobile is a simple trail pass and a valid state registration. Or simply take a guided tour from one of Vermont's many snowmobile tour operators.

VERMONT'S STATEWIDE TRAIL SYSTEM - VAST
VAST is responsible for the organization of the sport, maintaining and grooming trails. One of the oldest snowmobiling organizations in the U.S., VAST is a non-profit, private group that includes over 128 clubs statewide, with over 23,000 members combined. The clubs and their steadfast volunteers are the backbone of the organization.

Vermont's snowmobiling season starts in mid-December, after hunting season and ends in mid-April, snow permitting. Vermont receives an average of 100-250 inches of snow, and with its high elevations, it often means that rain in southern New England falls as snow here.

WHO OWNS THE LAND THE TRAILS ARE ON

Eighty percent of Vermont's trail system is on private land. Snowmobiling is a privilege and is permitted only through the traditional generosity of thousands of property owners. Respecting the land by showing courtesy and not littering will ensure that New England's best trail system remains open for years to come.

HOW IT IS POSSIBLE TO RIDE ON PRIVATE LAND

Landowner permission is required to ride on private land. Local clubs obtain landowner permission for trails on private property. All riders in Vermont must belong to VAST and a local club to ride legally in the state. There is a substantial fine for riding without a TMA.

VAST TRAILS ARE FOR WINTER USE ONLY

Permission to use snowmobile trails does not extend to use of these trails by ATVs, four-wheelers, motor or mountain bikes, hiking or other uses, unless specifically authorized. A VAST trail is a trail only during the snow season; any other use will be considered trespassing. Please respect the rights of the landowners and remember to say thank you.

 






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Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST)


Cindy Locke & Beth Godin
26 VAST Lane
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: 802-229-0005
Fax: 802-293-0479
E-mail: cindy@vtvast.org
E-mail: beth@vtvast.org
www.vtvast.org

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