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 642 | Snowmobile VERMONT VAST STAFF Executive Director Cindy Locke | Ext. 11 Trails Administrator Matt Tetreault | Ext. 12 Media Manager Beth Godin | Ext. 16 Finance and HR Manager Sheila Fenoff-Willett | Ext. 14 Trails Manager Shane Prisby | Ext. 18 Office and Programs Manager Cyndy Carrier Jones | Ext. 10 VAST OFFICERS President Tim Mills 802- 234-5000 Vice President Jeff Fay 802- 434-6633 Treasurer Tom Baltrus 802- 464-8211 Secretary Jim Hill 802- 343-4478 We are in the middle of the holiday season and thoughts of family, loved ones and friends are all on our minds. It makes me think about all those we have lost and miss as well. This also brings to mind our upcoming 50th anniversary and how we may celebrate everyone that does so much for VAST and has done so in the past. As our sport grows older, so do we. As many of you know we have added sections in the Snowmobile Vermont magazine to highlight those amazing people that have meant so much to our sport and are no longer with us. We also think it’s very important to highlight those that are still with us that have also meant and mean so much to snowmobiling in Vermont. I hope you will consider interviewing someone you know for the magazine and tell us all about their lives and contribution to snowmobiling in Vermont. Please contact us at if you would like to submit a story about someone you know. As winter approaches, I am looking forward to getting out to more club events and meeting many of you that volunteer for VAST and do such amazing work. I have spent the summer and fall attending some of these events and it truly makes my heart grow to be so welcome and to feel a part of this great organization. Some of the things I have done this summer and fall include club fundraisers, snowmobile club ATV rides and trail signing. Work at the VAST office includes online TMAs, attending trade shows to promote Vermont with the Snow Traveler’s Guide to Vermont, updating the smartphone trail map app, trails policy changes to better survive no-snow winters, meetings to help clubs became compliant with state and federal laws and much more. There are also now two sections of the LVRT that are complete for all-season recreation. I hope you take time to read the letter by VAST President Tim Mills in this edition. He truly cares about this organization and I found his letter to be inspiring for myself, and I hope you do as well. I wish for you a happy and healthy holiday season and successful snowy winter for all of us. I am so very proud to be a part of this amazing organization. Fondly, Snowmobile Vermont Magazine 26 Vast Lane, Barre, Vermont 05641 T 802- 229-0005 F 802- 223-4316 | Snowmobile VT Magazine (ISSN 2374-5630 is published five times: Fall (October), Early Winter (December), Winter (January), Late Winter (March) and Summer (August) by The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Inc, 26 Vast Lane, Barre VT 05641. Periodicals postage paid at Barre, VT and additional mailing offices POSTMASTER: Send ad- dress changes to: VAST, 26 Vast Lane, Barre VT 05641-4477 VAST Direction MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTORS Patty Companik, Roger Gosselin, Dave Ladd, Mike Mutascio, William Thomas Sr., Melanie Tregoning, Dave Rouleau Snowmobile VERMONT VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF SNOW TRAVELERS