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 646 | Snowmobile VERMONT VAST News Okay, it’s over now. Maybe your person won or maybe your person lost, but at least it’s over. No, silly! Not the election: the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship! But yes, that other thing is finally over too and enough said about that. What does all this have to do with snowmobiling, you ask? Well, not much, other than the timing reminds us that the snowmobiling season is fast approaching and there is still plenty of work to get done! Trails are coming to life once again and hopefully will be ridden much more than last season. Events are being planned and many are listed in this magazine issue in the events calendar. TMAs are being sold by your local club at their outlets and even online at All the clubs are also holding meetings again. Check out their Facebook pages and websites to find out when and where to attend. It takes a lot to keep everything running smoothly for the next five months. Please help out if you can or just attend a meeting. Club members are great people to get to know and ride with. If you plan it right, you might even get a meal! I’ve had the opportunity to attend snowmobile shows in New York and Maine recently. It was easy to tell that everyone is getting excited and expecting a great winter with plenty of snow. The number of young families I talked with was encouraging. Bringing youth back into the sport and continuing the generational tradition of winter recreation is incredibly important. The new sleds on display at these shows are looking sharper than ever, regardless of the brand you prefer. The technology keeps changing and getting better for performance, trail or two-up touring sleds. There is something new or improved on them all. Based on the amount of merchandise leaving these shows, money is certainly being spent. Early Bird and Regular Season TMAs are available online for the first time this year. Did I mention that 3-Day TMAs can be purchased online as well? Simply pick your three consecutive days, pick a club where you’ll be riding and charge it on a credit card. Your electronic receipt is your trail pass and no sticker is needed. You’ll be ready to ride with your insurance and safety certificate, if required. I am looking forward to meeting new friends out on the trails this year. A personal goal I’ve set is to ride in each of the 14 counties of Vermont, several of which will be first time adventures. I may even venture north of the border for the first time as well! Remember, we are all in this together - Respect, Reach Out, Enjoy! - Jeff Fay, VAST Vice President A message from VAST Vice President Jeff Fay TRAVELER’S GUIDE The new Snow Traveler’s Guide To Vermont is here. It can be found at Vermont I89 & I91 rest areas, welcome and travel centers, chambers of commerce, snowmobile dealerships and snowmobile trade shows around New England and at many trail- accessible businesses around the state. A digital edition is available on the VAST website. Copies are also available to order FREE through the VAST website store at no charge. If a club would like to request a shipment of multiple copies, please email with a shipping address and the number of copies you would like. There are plenty of Traveler’s Guides available at the I91 Vermont Welcome Center in Guilford. (Mike Mutascio photo) MAP APP Available for iPhone & Android Get it at