Fall 2017 | 1 Table of Contents Fall 2017 Features 10 88 With Plenty of Throttle Left Charley Hnilicka has no plans to stop riding any time soon 16 VAST 50th Annual Meeting Award presentations and event photos 23 Snow Sage Norman Hayes 24 Taming the Cheetah A humorous story of learning to snowmobile in 1970s 26 VAST in the 70s A look back at VAST history from the 1970s 28 Carmi Duso A Vermont Yankee in Snowmobiling’s Court 30 In Memory Remembering Milan“Cobb”Lawson and Jesse Parsons 46 Why I Volunteer & Snowmobile Kim Davis and Thomas Bossie share their reasons 44 2016/17 Photo Contest Winners Also In This Issue 2 Executive Director’s Message 3 VAST News 4 President’s Message 6 Vice President’s Message 7 Safety Courses 11 Snow Angels 12 Trailblazers’Corner 13 Trails Report 32 Club News 47 Club Events 48-50 Real Estate, Lodging & Marketplace 23 16 Snowmobile VERMONT VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF SNOW TRAVELERS ON THE COVER: Nick Jean of the Williston Hill Hawks is the winner of the 2016/17 season photo contest and a 2018 TMA. His friend Todd Riordan is pictured here on a “Bluebird Day” in Belvidere on Corridor 118. 28