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Winter 2016 31 Whos in the Groomer Corey Barnes David Livingston Mount Abe Snowsports by Lewis Barnes The New and Upcoming Faces of VAST The Mount Abe Snowsports Snowmobile Club located within Addison County Vermont is fortunate to have two enthusiastic groomer operators David Livingston and Corey Barnes. These men are the new and upcoming faces of the VAST organization. David age 26 and a third generation Vermonter and Corey age 24 and an eighth generation Vermonter grew up together as friends on the same rural road outside the town of Bristol. Together they traveled around New York and New England racing in the Rock Maple Racing snowcross circuit. Their families also snowmobile together all around Addison county. David is the Mt. Abe Snowsports Trail Coordinator and Corey marks many of trails in the lowlands. Both men put in many volunteer hours physically working on the groomer and maintaining it throughout the winter season. When they arent grooming or fixing the equipment you can see them out on the trails riding their Arctic Cats. Cory got a new ride this year The club is fortunate enough to have the use of a large and well-equipped garage for these guys to work on the groomer thanks to Davids dad Dave Livingston who owns an excavating business. Having access to equipment Above Dave Livingston his son David Livingston and Corey Barnes repair axels and change the uids in the clubs 2000 PistenBully 100. beLoW David Livingston and Corey Barnes. Lewis Barnes photos such as air compressors torches and the correct tools makes their jobs a lot easier when repairs and maintenance are needed. These guys usually split grooming the 40 miles of trails on Routes 17 7 due to the fact they both have full time jobs. David grooms the woods and the highlands and Corey grooms the fields and lowlands allowing for the Mt. Abe trails to be groomed four days or nights a week.