A little spring is in the air, but the trails are still holding on for some decent riding this week. The grooming fleet has been getting the work done solely during the nighttime hours when the temperatures drop, but rest assured the trails are ready for you to get the most out of the 20-21 snowmobile season.
High elevation trails are the best bet for a decent ride at the current time. We recommend sticking with elevations above 1400 feet. Road crossings and south facing slopes are falling victim to the warm March sun, so expect some poor areas along with those that are in decent shape if you plan to ride! Trails that travel along any plowed roadways should obviously be avoided.
It is officially sugaring season, so watch for those making a living in the woods while you are out on your ride. Slow down and give them a wave! Please ride with caution and common sense. Hazards are always present along the trails so stay alert! We also ask that riders stay off all bodies of water. No ice is considered 100% safe!
We encourage all rider to view the interactive map for the latest trail conditions as well as COVID-19 protocols. You can also follow your local clubs on social media!
Ride at safe speeds, respect signage, respect landowners and stay on the marked trails.
The VAST trail system is open for riding for those coming from out of state if protocols are followed.
We ask that you please read here about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for snowmobiling in VT this coming winter.
On Mobile? Just view horizontal for the map to display, or you can visit the standalone interactive map here: vasttrails.org
TIP: Make your legend selections then view horizontal and close the menus to view the map.
Continue reading for our improved mobile app (which will work without a data connection once installed).
Read on below the app-store links for seasonal closures and alerts.
Vermont Association of Snow Travelers is pleased to provide a mobile app version of our official Trails Map.
Our free app features our entire statewide trail network and junctions, along with parking locations and services accessible by trail. We make it easy to find where to eat, get gas, parts and repairs, or stay the night.
Tap a trail or junction pin for more information on junction or trail number as well as contact information for the club responsible for maintenance of each trail section. Tap a service pin to see its category; display the map legend if needed, found by tapping Preferences.
Going to an unfamiliar area? Enable GPS on your phone and never get lost! No need to try to figure out where you are, your phone app will show you relative to the trails, junctions and towns, with or without reception! Don't miss out on all these features:
REMEMBER: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Please be prepared.
Trail status and conditions can change at a moment’s notice so please use this tool to aid you in your travels but do not depend solely upon it.
Disclaimer: V.A.S.T. cannot guarantee the accuracy of the trail locations nor we assume responsibility for the condition of the trails depicted in the app. Please use caution and common sense at all times when riding. Follow posted signs on the trails at all times.
[view this map in its own window at vasttrails.org]
2020-2021 Trail Closures & Alerts
(please turn off the conditions layer to see black trails on above map for anticipated season-long closures.
Bridport-The secondary trail to the Addison 4 Corners Store is closed
Dorset/Peru-Corridor 7F2 between BN 50 & BN 55 is closed due to bridges being out. (Mad Tom Trail)
GMNF-There are multiple logging operations taking place in the southern half of the Green Mountain National Forest in the Winhall area. Use caution and obey signage, watching for shared sections of road.
St Johnsbury-Corridor 2/5 is closed between CA 100, CA 48 and CA 47
Burke-Corridor 315A between EX 526 and EX 527 is closed
Burke-Corridor 315 between EX 527 and EX 528 is closed
Jericho/Richmond-Corridor 2 between CN 23, CN 26 to WN 78 (Bolton Valley Access Road) is closed
East Haven-Corridor 1A between EX 521-EX 522 is closed due to logging
East Haven-Corridor 1 between EX 522 and EX 523 is closed due to logging
Norton/Averill-Corridor 105 between EX 10 and EX 8 (Brousseau Mtn Trail) is closed due to logging. Jackson Road will be used to connect the trail for this season.
Averill-Corridor 97A between EX 105 and EX 104 is closed due to logging.
Averill-Corridor 97 between EX 10 and EX104 is closed due to logging.
Averill-Corridor 97 between EX 104 and EX 102 is closed due to logging.
Averill/Lemington-Corridor 97 between EX 102 and EX 502 is closed due to logging.
Canaan-Corridor 103 is closed between EX 503 and the NH Border.
Norton-Corridor 105A between EX 16 and EX 151 is closed
Norton-Corridor 105A between EX 15 and the Canadian Border is closed.
Highgate-Corridor 207 is closed between FN 12 and the Canadian Border Crossing at Morses Line
Franklin-Corridor 235 is closed between FN 12 and FN 17.
Franklin-Corridor 120 between FN 17 and FN 29 is currently closed.
Montgomery-Corridor 105 is closed between FN 2 and OS 62
Derby Line-Corridor 105D between OS 0 and the Canadian Border is closed.
Waterbury-Corridor 2 between CN 23, CN 26 to WN 78 (Bolton Valley Access Road) is closed.
Waterbury-Corridor 100 between WN 59 and WN 65 is closed. The Waterbury Suspension Bridge is closed
Cabot-Corridor 232 between WN 82 and WN 100 is closed (Connection from Cabot Store to Walden and Hardwick area).
Montpelier-Corridor 2 (Pearl Street Motors/Gould Hill Road) between intersections WN 21 & WN 27 (in Montpelier) is closed. The suspension bridge across the Winooski River has been removed.
Corridor 4 between RD 67 and WR 77 is closed.