6 | Vermont Association of Snow Travelers Landowners Snowmobiling on the property of others is a privilege that can be revoked at any time. Please respect landowners by: • Staying on marked trails • Properly disposing of trash • Obeying signage • Keeping noise and speed to a minimum Dedicated Club volunteers work year round to obtain permission from almost 10,000 gracious landowners who are kind enough to allow the use of their land for snowmobiling. Maintaining these permissions and the future of the VAST trail system depends on your actions. Respect the landowners and ride responsibly! Eighty percent of Vermont’s trail system is on private land. Snowmobiling is a privilege and is permitted only through the traditional generosity of close to 10,000 property owners. Each year local snowmobile clubs obtain landowner permission to maintain these trails on private property. Respecting the land by showing courtesy and not littering will ensure that New England’s best trail system remains open for years to come. Permission to use snowmobile trails does not extend to use of these trails by ATVs, motor or mountain bikes, hiking or other uses, unless specifically authorized. A VAST trail is a trail only during the snow season and any other use will be considered trespassing. Please respect the rights of the landowners and remember to say thank you. VAST trails on public lands and many trails on private lands are shared use trails in the winter time. This means that you may encounter snowshoers, skiers, dogsledders or fat bikers out on the trails too. While some of these areas are marked, others may not be. In many cases, the non-motorized user may be the landowners themselves. It is important to remember that when you are out riding in these areas, you are an ambassador for VAST and snowmobilers as a whole. When you see another user, slow down pass safely and responsibly, and be friendly. Remember that other users may be out on the trails at any time. Stay alert, be respectful, and ride safely and responsibly. Share The Trail (Mary Lou Bolt photo)