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Getting the trails ready for the 2020-2021 Season
October 3, 2020
Click on Steve's image to view the video on a trail update in Newport.
Click on this image to view Steve Dalpe's video with a trail update for the 2019-2020 season.
Trail Work 2018 Season.
Bridge project on the Coventry Trail to Irasburg.
35 FEET LONG
Photos provided by Steve Dalpe.
The final test!
Bridge project on trail to the lake.
Look for 2020-2021
No meetings scheduled at this time.
An Update from VAST on COVID-19 & Snowmobiling in VT
(posted November 18, 2020)
have been many questions regarding the upcoming snowmobile season in
Vermont and how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact VAST and club
operations. VAST wants to assure its members that we are monitoring the
situation and are prepared to respond accordingly as conditions
warrant. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the governor has enacted
some tougher restrictions that, while not directly impacting
snowmobiling, do impact how residents and non-residents will be able to
participate. These restrictions include but are not limited to the following:
- All non-essential travel to and from Vermont now requires quarantine. Vermonters should limit non-essential travel.
travelers have several options for quarantine, they can quarantine in
their own home outside of Vermont for fourteen days, or they can come
to Vermont and quarantine for the same amount of time. Another option
is that they can quarantine for seven days and after seven days get a
COVID test and carry the results with them.
from different households should not gather. Attendance at all public
and private social, recreational and entertainment gatherings, indoor
and outdoor, including large social gatherings incidental to
ceremonies, holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations, shall be
limited to participation with only members of a single household.
restaurants must be closed to in-person dining at 10:00 p.m., but may
provide food and beverage alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and
malt and vinous product accompanying food orders through curbside
pick-up, drive-through, and delivery services for off-site consumption
after 10:00 p.m.
and social clubs shall suspend operations; however, bars and social
clubs may offer take-out, curbside pickup and delivery of beverage
alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and malt and vinous product.
do these rules mean for snowmobiling in Vermont this coming winter? We
first need to realize that our season does not begin until December
16th, a lot can change between now and then. Vermont considers
snowmobiling an isolating sport, but only if all quarantine rules and
COVID-19 mitigation protocols are followed. This can be accomplished by
following simple guidelines:
activities, such as snowmobiling, are allowed but only alone or with
household members or other people you are quarantining with.
- Do not carpool to parking areas with anyone you do not live with or are quarantining with.
- Do not go into stores or restaurants if you are quarantining.
- If you are required to quarantine while in Vermont, bring all your food and supplies with you.
- Use only gas stations where you can pay at the pump.
- Do not stop and talk on the trail with people that you do not live with or are in quarantine with.
staying in Vermont, be sure to fill out all required forms that the
lodging operator is required to hold and follow all their guidelines.
snowmobiling look different this winter in Vermont? As of today, yes
but you will still be able to ride, have fun and enjoy the trails.
Please know that VAST will continue to monitor the situation and make
every effort to ensure our members are informed of any changes that
impact their ability to enjoy our trails.
you for your support of VAST, our clubs and over all snowmobiling in
Vermont. Please remember to continue to also support all the businesses
that support snowmobiling. While this may be a challenge this coming
winter, it can be done creatively, and the hospitality industry is
suffering a lot due to COVID-19. THANK YOU!
Laura Bennett has
created an album of club photos. She discovered some
great vintage photos, which we are placing in an on-line album located
on our "about us" page.
Click photo below!
As labeled on the back of
the photo . . .
Scene at Albany at noon, 20 below zero.
North Country Mountaineers