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 | 7 I would like to convey my heartfelt condolences to those that have lost loved ones and friends to snowmobiling accidents this season. There have been a significant number of fatalities across New England, New York and Eastern Canada. Please ride safe. –Jeff Fay, VAST Vice President A message from VAST Vice President Jeff Fay VAST News 2016/17 SEASON PHOTO CONTEST Submission Guidelines 1. All photos must be high resolution and at least 2 MB in file size. 2. The person submitting the photo(s) must be the person who took it. Provide your full name, club, phone number and e-mail address. 3. Provide the first and last names of people in the photo, their snowmobile club name(s), and location of photo (town, trail #, etc.) 4. Once you submit your photo, you are giving VAST permission to use this photo in the magazine and for future marketing purposes. To enter: Upload your photo and caption information to www.vtvast. org/photocontest.html or e-mail to with the subject PHOTO CONTEST. All six winners will get a Snowmobile Vermont beanie hat and their photo published in the magazine. First place receives a TMA for next year and the cover shot of the Fall 2017 issue. WWW.HUNTERSSKIDOO.COM 203-269-2183 263 Church St. (Rt. 68) Yalesville, CT In the Store! Huge Selection A NEW STANDARD IN WARMTH VAST 50TH ANNIVERSARY In preparation of VAST’s 50th anniversary, we thought we’d let you know what’s in store next year in Snowmobile Vermont magazine. Starting in the Summer 2017 issue, we will highlight each decade of news and events that contributed to the forming and ongoing development of our great organization. GREEN UP DAY VAST is sponsoring Green Up Vermont initiatives for the second year. We will have the iconic green garbage bags available to pick up in our office. We encourage clubs and individuals to do their part and clean up our trails. We are all aware of the great generosity of the landowners who allow us to enjoy their property during the winter. Doing a little spring cleaning on the trails is one of many ways that we can show our appreciation. Summer 2017 – The Beginning: 1967 Fall 2017 – The 70s Early Winter 2017 – The 80s Winter 2018 – The 90s Late Winter 2018 – The 2000s Summer 2018 – The 2010s and beyond Please reach out to us if you have old photos and stories you’d like to see in the magazine. Email editor@vtvast. org