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 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6846 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News RUTLAND COUNTY Chittenden Dammers Well, folks, at least we have had somewhat of a winter in the greater Chittenden area. The season looked promising in December and early January with some riding available prior to Christmas and early January. Then we waited and were rewarded for our patience with some consistent riding in late January and most of February. Now we are hoping for some March snows to top the icy base that now remains in the higher terrain. Being the resilient bunch that we are, we can take what we get and be glad it hasn’t been as hopeless as last season was. It is time to continue moving forward and start the planning process for the next riding season. As always, great season or not, the Chittenden Dammers have to rely on dedicated volunteers to maintain our over 50 miles of trails. First a big “thank you” to Paul and Gwen Racine. They spend lots of time in the groomer and take pride in providing Chittenden riders with a great surface to “Ride Smooth” on. Paul also donates countless hours maintaining the groomer and drags. Thanks also go out to President Dave Dutton and his wife, Jill, our social chairwoman, and Annie Southworth, secretary and membership chairwoman. We ended up with about 300 club members and we thank you all for your continued support of snowmobiling in Chittenden. Let’s not forget board members Dean Southworth, Bobby Evegan and Mark Oldenburg as well as many other folks who help out on trail maintenance in the fall. The Dammers are looking forward to the next season which promises lots of fun in the great outdoors. Some of the sports and activities our members enjoy are motorcycle and ATV riding, wake surfing, water skiing, mountain biking and the list goes on. The seasons come and go with new adventures to be had in every one. Living in the Chittenden area is great, no matter what time of year or whatever the weather. If you would like to rub wings with some of this active bunch, we meet at the Mountain Top Inn on the first Tuesday of the month, September through May. Keep in touch through our website or Facebook. March brings club elections and is a great time to get involved on many levels. There are lots of opportunities to be had and have some fun too. Maybe something crazy will happen and we will get a few more rides in. Charlie Robbins, Treasurer chittendendammers.org Like us on Facebook Chittenden Dammer Carol Robbins takes a break at the“Smoking Tree.” Mount Holly Snow-Flyers As I am writing this, we are expecting even more warm temperatures in the long-term forecast. Sadly, the gates are closed right now and Mother Nature does not seem to be cooperating for everyone. Although we got off to a slow start, most of us have had a great taste of winter and a few great weeks to enjoy the trails! Our groomers were very hard at work in the month of February. We had a few early season bugs to work out of the machines but, after that, things were going routinely. We have had a nice amount of snow to work with, over 3 feet in many places! The trails were looking awesome and there were many happy riders. We were discussing hosting an event such as a ride-in, but the weather has been so volatile we did not set a date. We were really looking forward to doing something on the snow this year! Even though the season we had so far was small, it would not be possible without the landowners and the volunteers we have. A big thanks goes out to everyone who make it possible! Hopefully our season is not over and, with any luck, maybe we will see a big blizzard in March! Michael McAtee, Secretary mounthollysnowflyers.org Like us on Facebook The Mount Holly Snow-Flyers’newest addition to the grooming fleet is a Can-Am Defender with tracks.