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 68 Late Winter 2017 | 53 Club News MAIL ORDER WAREHOUSE Open Mon-Tues 9-8 Wed-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-4 EST Closed Sundays 43 Ingraham Rd. New Ashford, MA 01237 800-253-7667 Kawasaki TM Let the good times roll. R BRP TM KTM R *excludes BRP, Polaris, Kawasaki & Harley-Davidson Largest In-Stock Selection of Parts & Accessories in the Northeast SAVE UP TO 20%* R The Way Out. Don’t waste valuable riding time - order your parts online 24/7! Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas As the season comes to a close, we want to take the opportunity to say thank you to the Cavendish and Proctorsville landowners who so generously allow us the privilege of using their land for our trails. We sold a record number of Early Bird TMAs and registered 81 sleds whose owners are new to our club. Thank you to our members for their support and for recommending our club to their family and friends. Finally, we want to acknowledge and thank Brian and Kim Villa of Snow Country Snowmobile Tours who sold 55 TMAs and four 3-Day passes for us! Our membership has grown each year over the past three years and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support we receive from our landowners, members and the Villas. Even though the warm weather hurt trail conditions, our Cook Shack did a great business thanks to VAST Trails Administrator Matt Tetreault. Matt included our Cook Shack in his article on places to ride. We lost count of the number of folks who said they read about us in Snowmobile Vermont. Matt, if you come to the Cook Shack, lunch is on the Snow Fleas! Our group took part in Chester’s Valentine’s Day Bonfire Ride hosted by Robyn and Lee Whiting. This is a wonderful event that is already penciled into our club calendar for next year! One idea we are considering for the off-season is a snowmobile swap and tag sale. As the plan comes together, we will post info on our website and the VAST website. This season was definitely much better than last year. Though like everyone else, we wish Mother Nature had saved some of the warm weather for late April instead of late February. Karen Marini, Secretary Like us on Facebook Chester Snowmobile Club Well, we certainly cannot call this a brown winter here in Chester, as we have been very lucky to receive great snow early this season and our groomers have been very busy keeping our trails well groomed. However, as I write this at the end of February, we just had 10 days with over 50 degree temps, some rain and no overnight freezing. Hopefully, that is just a blip and snow and cold are not far behind, but the forecast for Southern Vermont does not look promising. As safety should be forefront for every rider, this season we installed emergency 911 location signs at all road crossings. These signs include the name of the road as well as the 911 location number to be used in case of an emergency, which we hope will seldom be needed. We worked with