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 6442 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News White River Valley Ramblers The Ramblers held our first fall meeting in early September to discuss fall trail work and to honor some of our members. Brothers Tim and David Aldrighetti have been there since the beginning in 1986 when the club was formed and were each given a Trailblazer award. VAST President Tim Mills also presented the Trailmaster of the Year Award at this club meeting. The recipients, Derek and David Aldgrighetti, were unable to attend Annual Meeting at the Killington Grand Lodge in order for VAST Trails Coordinator Matt Tetreault to present the awards. The club has a full agenda this fall, as usual. The club sold french fries at the Bethel forward festival on Oct. 1 as our first fundraiser of the season. It is a major source of funds for us. Unfortunately, our trail system sustained some pretty serious tree damage from wind storms this summer. There will be several work crews going out routinely to clear the trails of fallen trees and other debris. Work day schedules can be found on our Facebook page. If you would like to help us this fall, reach out and let us know which days you can help. Tim Mills, President Like us on Facebook Drift Dusters The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and trails are currently being staked and signed. It won’t be long and our groomer will be laying out the white carpet! We would like to thank Rutland County for hosting the VAST Annual Meeting. The event took place during great summer weather and it was an awesome time to catch up with VAST volunteers from around the state. We have had a busy summer planning and beginning construction projects. The Trail 5 reroute in Derby has been completed and we were able to move the trail off of ¾ of a mile of Dumas Road. This makes a safer trail for you and prevents unnecessary wear and tear on your snowmobiles. We have completed one of the three bridges that needed re-decking this fall and a washout has been repaired on Trail 105 in Holland. We will be debrushing three miles of trail that are starting to close in as well. These projects take place at a time where many aren’t even thinking of snowmobiling. The planning and completion of these projects takes hundreds of hours, most of which are completed by volunteers. Save the date! Orleans County Snowmobile Association will be hosting a Snowmobile Safety Class in Derby Line on Dec. 3. The location will be announced on the VAST website when it is determined. The class will be free and will include lunch! Our Annual Winter Bash has also been scheduled for February 18, 2017. More details will be released later. Don’t forget to take advantage of the early bird prices on TMAs before Dec. 16. TMAs are available once again this year on our website (www. if you cannot make it to a membership agent on time. TMAs can now be purchased through the VAST website. We now have a frequent online newsletter called Drift Dusters Trail Chatter. Sign up on our website or Facebook. As we venture into another season, I would like to thank the volunteers that turn our local fields and woods into snowmobile highways. To all of our volunteers: your help does not go unnoticed, and the gratification will come every time you hit the trails on your snowmobile. Until next time, always remember: “volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” Have a nice fall, a happy Thanksgiving and think snow! Roger Gosselin, Vice President Like us on Facebook Roger Gosselin and his son Mack mark trails on the new Trail 5 reroute in Derby. Orleans Snowstormers The green Vermont landscape is slowly changing to the wonderful colors of fall. This is a reminder of the upcoming winter season and the sport of snowmobiling! We are busy The White River Ramblers held their annual fundraisier selling french fries at the Bethel Forward Fest on Oct. 1. Top Row: Howard Southworth, Tim Mills, Tim and Kim Aldrighetti, Alex Riesterer, Angel Emmons, Curtis Bingham. Bottom Row: Adam Stearns and Darren Slack. ORLEANS COUNTY