Sun setting on Lake Memphremagog
in front of the Eastside Restaurant.
Newport, Vermont
The groomer parked at Martha's Diner.
North Country Mountaineers, Inc.
Snowmobile Club

Irasburg, Newport, & Coventry

Orleans County
Contact Us: northcountrymountaineers@gmail.com
The meeting place. Lawson's farm,
Coventry, Vermont


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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.
Photos provided by Steve Dalpe.
Coventry Trail to Irasburg Laying RR Ties 35' Laying the Floor
More planks Delivery

Adding Rails
Finished BridgeFinal Test
The final test!

Bridge project on trail to the lake.
 Bridge to Lake
Building Rails

Rails Completed

Complete Lake Bridge

Look for 2020-2021
meeting announcements here!

No meetings scheduled at this time.

An Update from VAST on COVID-19 & Snowmobiling in VT
(posted November 18, 2020)

There 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.
  • Currently, 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.
  • People 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.
  • All 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.
  • Bars 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.
  • What 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:
  • Outside 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.
  • If staying in Vermont, be sure to fill out all required forms that the lodging operator is required to hold and follow all their guidelines.
  • Will 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.
Thank 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
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Don & Steve




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