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 6432 | Snowmobile VERMONT VAST POTENTIAL My name is Anthony Macari III and I am 22 years old from Johnston, Rhode Island. I went to Lyndon State College to study meteorology and graduated this past May. I’ve been snowmobiling for about as long as I can remember and winter has always been my favorite season. When I was just a kid, my father was the only one with a snowmobile, but as my brother and I grew up, it turned into a fleet for the whole family! I’ve also always loved the weather and it’s fitting that snowmobiling relies on snowstorms to succeed. I’ve been part of the Woodford Snobusters and the Lyndon Sno-Cruisers over the last few years, and it’s been quite the ride! The majority of my riding had always been in Woodford, but when I went to LyndonState College everything changed. Despite being an institution in the Northeast Kingdom, there was no club on campus regarding snowmobiling. Along with a few other students, we created a snowmobile club on campus while I was a freshman that I lead until graduation. It was great to have other people to ride with and experience what riding in the NEK was all about! While forming the campus club, I was also in touch with Larry Dwyer of the Lyndon Sno-Cruisers. I asked him if a VAST trail existed to campus. After learning there was none, Larry and I worked along with several others over the course of three seasons to finally create one. Hopefully it allows more access to college students and connects them with VAST! What do you most love about snowmobiling? I love how it brings family and friends together. Just about everyone I meet on the trails is friendly and helpful, and I feel like we are all enjoying the sport together. In addition to the community part of it, the scenery is just unbelievable. Whether you’re riding tight trails through the forest or across fields, a snow-covered environment is one of beauty. I pause to take way too many pictures when riding, but how can you not when you’re surrounded by riding partners against a gorgeous backdrop? When did you start riding? What has it been like growing up with snowmobiling? I started riding when I was about four years old, learning how to fishtail from my father in my Rhode Island backyard on his Yamaha SRV 540. From there, it was quite the progression beginning on an Arctic Cat Kitty Kat, moving to a Yamaha Sno-Scoot, and then finally to full size snowmobiles. Thinking back on all the riding memories, I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. I’m truly grateful to my parents for giving me the opportunity to have those experiences in my life. Several weekends per winter we would consistently make the drive to Woodford and snowmobile. I’ve been able to ride and explore many great locations in Vermont, making friendships that continue outside of snowmobiling today. Anthony’s parents encouraged both their sons to enjoy snowmobiling.