b'VAST NewsA message from VAST President Jeff Fay FIND THE HELMETBarry Aher found the helmet in the last issue on page 10, hidden on the Irish snowman. If you can find the helmet in this issue, send an email to editor@vtvast.org and you could win a VAST t-shirt!PHOTO CONTESTWelcome to the new seasonearlyby the booth with bags of jackets, snowfall already in parts of thepants, gloves and boxes withDeadline is January 15! Six winners state is leading me to believe weboots and helmets inside. Thosewill get a VAST shirt and their photo will have a great winter. Ive eventhat stopped to chat were excitedpublished in the magazine. First place had snow here at home in theabout the upcoming season andreceives a TMA for next year and the Chittenden County Banana Belt,were looking forward to a snowycover photo of the next issue.not much, but enough to make thewinter. The Ride For $25 weekendAll photos must be high resolution and ground white for a few hours. was a popular topic of discussionat least 2 MB in file size. Provide your As you all know, the off seasonas well, and after explaining thefull name as the photographer. Once saw tremendous flooding in areasreason for the modest fee, theyyou submit your photo, you are giving of the state, causing over 2 millionunderstood completely. The tenVAST permission to use this photo in dollars of damage to our traildollar increase to the TMA pricethe magazine and for future marketing system. A majority of the trailswas not an issue for the mostpurposes.have been repaired and bridgespart, again, after explaining the reset or rebuilt, its estimated thatmoney was going to flood damageTO ENTER: Upload your high 90% of the trail system will berepairs. Its enjoyable to talk withresolution photo and caption ridable. A few areas have morepeople about their sport andinformation toextensive damage and will requirehow long theyve been riding orvtvast. org/photocontest.html or more attention over the summer.how they first got hooked. Weemail to editor@ vtvast.org with the The clubs have put forth a valiantare seeing more young familiessubject PHOTO CONTEST.effort to repair their trails in a fairlyshowing interest in sampling what short time and for this reasonVAST and the Green Mountains I urge you to join an additionalhave to offer. Great scenery, great club or two this season as a waytrails, great signage, and fantasticSEEKING SNOW hospitality of the finest volunteers of showing your appreciation forwho make it all possible with theANGELS!their efforts. Support the localgenerosity of our landowners businesses that have also beenstatewide. Send your Snow Angel pictures (kids hit hard by the floodingtheyvolunteering and/or enjoying VAST do appreciate you and welcomeThis issue will have landed in yourtrails) to editor@vtvast.org! We will you back for another winter ofmailbox around the Holidays, so Isend you a t-shirt for your angel if we excitement on the trails. wish all the best for you and youruse your photo in the magazine.Ive had the opportunity again thisfamily as we wrap up 2023 and fall to represent VAST at the arealook forward to 2024. Thank you pre-season powersports showsfor reading and heres to a safe, along with a few VAST Volunteers.healthy, snow filled season.It appears the sport is healthy, asRide safe, ride right, ride with every show was well attended, andrespect. See you on the trails!folks were shopping. It was veryJeff Fay, VAST President common to see families walking 4 | Snowmobile VERMONT'