The 2013-2014 snowmobile season came to an end on April 15.
The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers is reporting another great season that saw some of the best statewide riding conditions experienced in years. The VAST grooming fleet was able to groom approximately 130,000 miles on the 4,700 miles of snowmobile trails that make up the Statewide Snowmobile Trail System. The Statewide Snowmobile Trail System stretches from Lake Champlain to the New Hampshire Border and from the Massachusetts Border to Canada and is enjoyed by 25,000 snowmobilers from all over the country each season.
VAST and the 129 snowmobile clubs across the state would like to thank all of the landowners for their generosity in allowing the use of their lands for snowmobiling, the hundreds of volunteers who maintain the trail system, the law enforcement officials for their efforts keeping the trails safe, along with the thousands of members who joined VAST and supported the trail system this season. Without all of these pieces in place the Statewide Snowmobile Trail System would not exist.
VAST is already planning for another great winter in 2014-2015. A few items for riders to look forward to for next season include the ability to purchase your trail pass online, and some upgrades to the interactive map and phone apps that were released earlier this year. Early bird discounts on 2014-2015 trail passes will apply on purchases made before Dec. 16. For more information on snowmobiling in Vermont or how you can help your local snowmobile club please visit the VAST website at www.vtvast.org.