Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 648 | Snowmobile VERMONT VAST News RECIPROCAL WEEKEND JAN. 27-29 Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will host the annual reciprocal weekend Jan. 27-29, 2017. All state laws must be followed when riding in Vermont, including having liability insurance for each snowmobile. You must also have one of the following: 1. Valid NH Snowmobile Registration 2. Valid ME Snowmobile Registration 3. Valid VT TMA HELMET FOUND Phil Weaver of Granville, New York and member of the SAFE Snowmobile Club in Castleton, Vt. found the helmet on page 38 on the Lunenburg Polar Bears’ parade float. Rob Hintze was not the randomly chosen winner this time, but we loved his response so much that we just had to share it with you all: “Page 38, on top of cooler, between ketchup and mustard. Hope this season is one to be ‘relished!’” We had 79 entries into the Find The Helmet Contest for the last issue. Can we beat that number for this issue? Send your answer to editor@vtvast. org for the opportunity to win a t-shirt, baseball or beanie hat. Worlds Largest in Used Snowmobile Parts 802-487-1000 All Years, Makes & Models, New Parts Tracks, Slides, Clothing, Helmets, Carbides SAFETY COURSES There are a few more safety class dates remaining this season for those that have not yet taken the course. Registration is required. SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 Woodford SnoBuster Maintenance Facility, 9288 VT Route 9, Woodford, VT 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Woodford SnoBusters 802-440-9872; SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 Leicester Rod and Gun Club, 1015 Whittemore St., Leicester, MA 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; 508-885-2806 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Woodford SnoBuster Maintenance Facility, 9288 VT Route 9, Woodford, VT 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Woodford SnoBusters 802-440-9872; NEW TOOL FOR TRAIL CONDITIONS The unveiling of the new trail conditions module on the VAST website has taken place! This new reporting system enables groomers/ clubs to report on the conditions of individual trail sections. If a section of trail is open = green, closed = red or if caution should be used = yellow. The date each trail section was last groomed is also available along with any notes about the trail. This information will correspond directly to the interactive trails map which will provide a visual display based on the colors noted above of which trails are open, closed, or on alert. If groomers/ clubs choose not to participate, their trail sections will simply show up gray in color to indicate there is no trail conditions data. Every Monday, the information will be cleared so that only the latest and greatest information will be shown. No information older than one week will be posted. We are currently working with the groomers by providing them each with their own log in names and passwords, and are working out any issues within the new system. We are hopeful that the majority of the groomers will participate and enable the membership to have fairly detailed trail conditions on a daily basis. Please stay tuned for more information in future issues of the Snowmobile Vermont magazine.