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 64 Fall 2016 | 19 Trails Report showed 44,431 new snowmobiles sold. Sales in Europe were steady at 20,000 new snowmobiles sold. Based on new economic impact data, snowmobilers generated more than $34 billion dollars in economic activity and supported record collection of tax revenue to local, state, and federal government agencies. Club and association participation is increasing and supporting the snowmobiling infrastructure. Previously owned snowmobiles are increasing in market value. The supply of used snowmobiles continues to be relatively low, yet available to the many new snowmobilers interested in entering the sport with a proven, well maintained product. The sale of parts, garments and accessories has been very strong as well as the sales of snowmobile related gear, trailers, etc. Record sales of pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada point to a positive future for snowmobiling, since most pickup truck owners are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy snowmobiling and outdoor winter recreation. Snowmobilers continue to purchase high-tech products for their use and enjoyment and are eagerly embracing new global positioning and communication equipment for their snowmobiles. Snowmobilers are very safety conscious and are improving their preparedness for a safe snowmobiling winter. A growing numbers of snowmobilers participate in mountain riding. With this continued increase in mountain riding, there is special emphasis on avalanche safety equipment (such as beacons, shovels, etc.) and participation in avalanche safety awareness classes. I hope that this press release helps to get you pumped up for the upcoming season! With such a positive outlook I am hopeful that if you are reading this you are part of the group helping the club and association participation increase and are already tuning your machines up in preparation for the season. If you aren’t one of these people I strongly encourage you to reach out to your local club to offer just a couple hours of time. The local VAST clubs could really use your help. You will likely make some lifelong friends out of the deal. Many hours go into preparing the trail system each season and just a few hours of help from a larger group of people goes a long way towards getting the job done and eliminating volunteer burnout. Volunteers are getting older and the amount of work to be done is increasing annually. There is no better time for you to help than right now. Contact information for the clubs can be found on our website at or you can reach out to me at the office at 802-229-0005 x12 or via e-mail at and I can get you in touch with the correct person from your local club. Think Snow! Woodford Snobusters Woodford Snobusters Over 100 Miles of the Best Groomed Trails in Vermont Located at the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest in nearby Southern Vermont along Route 9 ~ Just a short drive from Massachussetts, Connecticut and New York ~ Purchase your 2017 Woodford Snobusters Club Memberships and TMAs on our website! Or to purchase by mail contact: Betty Roark, 9378 VT Route 9, Woodford, VT 05201 (802) 447-0858 • Woodford Mtn. General Store 5053 Vt. Rt. 9, Woodford, VT 05201 (802) 442-5222 South Side Sales 546 Currant Highway, NorthAdams,MA01247 (413) 664-7111 Flamingo Motor Sports 2 Wilbraham St., Palmer, MA 01969 (413) 284-1673 Cofiell’s Sport & Power 46 Kreiger Lane Glastonbury, CT 06033 (860) 659-0553 A-Z Snowmobiles 8393 Vt. Rt. 9 Woodford, VT 05201 (802) 442-2146 Pittsfield Lawn & Tractor 1548 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 443-2623 Seymour’s Motorized Sports 1350 New Loudon Rd., Cohoes, NY 12047 (518) 783-9866 Edelmann’s Sales, Inc. 172 Edelmann Lane, Troy, NY 12180 (518) 663-9100 Troy City Motors 810 Hoosick Rd. Troy, NY 12180 (518) 279-1781 Adams Suzuki 838 Main St., Oakville, CT 06779 (860) 274-6753 WSB and VAST Memberships available at these business locations: CALL OUR SNOWLINE (802) 447-SNOW(7669) Updated Daily CALL OUR SNOWLINE (802) 447-SNOW(7669) Updated Daily • “Never-Ending Trail Improvement”