canapy North Country Mountaineers, Inc.
Irasburg, Newport, & Coventry
Orleans County, Vermont


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Welcome to our Trail Information & Trail Conditions page.


Season Opens  * * *  December 16th
Season Closes  * * *  April 15th

But of course, all dependent on the beauty of the WHITE stuff!

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Grooming Schedule

Some of our Groomer Operators (L to R)
George St. Onge
Don Bennett
Steve Dalpe
Norm Bennett

Groomer Operators
Ken Mandeville on the right had the vision and was instrumental in creating our newest trail -- the connector from Pine Hill OS88 to Brownington OS89. This trail is a tremendous asset to our trail system.

Trail 58 & 14 & C14
Croteau's Trail
  • Connecting with the Bob's Quick Stop trail at the bridge on VT RT 14
  • Connects with Orleans Snowstormers at Croteau's OS46
  • Includes feeder trail to Martha's Diner and Royer's  Service & Mini Mart OS19
Thursday & Sunday

Trail 14A & 14
Pine Hill Trail
  • Starts at the Airport Road and continues around Pine Hill to Prouty Beach on Memphremagog
  • Connects with Derby Driftdusters by Century 21 in Derby OS6 & OS9
  • Includes connector trail to Brownington, which connects with Orleans Snowstormers near the Old Stone House OS89
Monday & Friday

Trail 14B
Bob's Quick Stop Trail

  • Travels down to Memphremagog by Farrant's Point
  • Connects with Country Riders near Wayne's Restaurant OS28 and in Coventry at OS44
  • Connects to our Croteau's Trail by the Coventry Covered Bridge
  • At Bob's Quick Stop connects with Hazen's Notch Snowmobile Club of Lowell OS45 and the Glover Trailwinders and Orleans Snowstormers OS38
Tuesday & Saturday

While every effort is made to adhere to the above grooming schedule, equipment breakdowns, weather, snow conditions and operator availability may cause changes to the grooming schedule.

Snowmobile Trail for Newport City

Newport City - Vermont's Snowmobile City Press Release (Click Here)

January 2, 2018


View broadcast of the WCAX Snowmobile Trail Comes to Newport Downtown. Click on image above.
Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Grooming1     Grooming2     

Photos by Katherine Lawson Bowman
Friday, February 6, 2015     9:20 AM







Your everyday friendly groomer operators,
Don Bennett (foreground) & Steve Dalpe (background).

GroomerPreparations for 1st Run

Norm Bennett and Chuck Bowman preparing the
groomer for it's first run of the season in 2015.
Photo by Kathy Bowman

Steve Dalpe  Steve Dalpe's Trails Report

The North Country Mountaineers cover 65 miles of the VAST trail system in Coventry, Irasburg and Newport. Each trail is groomed twice a week  We update our Trails Report as often as possible especially when there is big news to report such as a pending snow storm etc.
We continue to e-mail our Trails Reports to members who provided us with an e-mail address. If you would like to receive these reports by e-mail contact Irene here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021     2:33 PM
Hello All - Due to this warm up, the North Country Mountaineers has closed all of its trails until further notice. There are so many areas of no snow and mud we just cannot continue to keep them open. We need to respect our landowners and do the right thing. Please please do not ride the trails until we either receive a lot more snow and colder temps. Thank You Very Much for supporting our club this winter and hope we can squeeze a few more days of riding in if it get cold.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021     10:14 AM
Hello All - Today is March 3rd and I wanted to let you know that there is still some good riding out there. We groomed our Bob’s Quick Stop Trail which is OS45 to OS41. It came out beautiful and is ready to be ridden. We are still grooming full boar, so please get out and ride while you can. Stay to the right, ride safe and respect our landowners BY staying on the trail and picking up your trash.  PS - Be careful as we have received a lot of wind and there were a few trees down and could be more. Be cautious! Click image below to see more images from our facebook post.

Friday, February 26, 2021    10:51 AM
We are out grooming in full force and the trails are still currently beautiful. So please get out there and ride ride ride. Ride to the right, ride safe and enjoy it while you can!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021   8:27 AM
Hello All. As of 2-23-2021 all of our trails are groomed and in great shape. We are expecting a few warm days, but pretty sure the trails will endure this. Get out there and ride while you can. Ride to the right & drive safe! Click on image below to see for yourself!

Sunday, February 21, 2021     4:34 PM
What an absolute beautiful day on the snowmobile trails. Hazens Notch, Country Riders, North Country Mountaineers, Orleans Snow Stormers ... all the trails were totally AWESOME! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in keeping the trails absolutely AMAZING. And as a bonus, we got to see Flat Ron Merrill on the trail! :)

Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:01 PM

Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:34 PM
Hello All - The City of Newport has built a sliding hill at the Prouty Beach Campground. This is made for sliding and not Snowmobiles. Please Please stay off of this hill. We do not need any issues with the City. They have been great with allowing us to have snowmobile trails on the city properties. So please stay off the sliding hill. Thank You!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:21 PM

Hello All Snowmobilers, Today is Feb 9th 2021. The trails have come a long ways since we started grooming this season. The trails are not perfect, but there is a lot of good riding out there. There are still some areas in the woods that are thin and some stones still stick out, but are easily manageable if you stay alert and under control. Please stay on the trails at all times. We have a lot of sensitive areas on our trails and it’s tough to keep these areas open. We have an area in Brownington between OS88 & OS89 where riders are going off trail and the Landowner is really thinking about closing this area off. Our club worked hard to get this section of trail open and we don’t want to lose it along with many riders who love this trail that certainly do not want it shut down. We were out this past weekend driving stakes through the frost so we could put No Snowmobiling Signs up for those that can’t follow the rules. If this keeps up, the trail will close and those that did this will only have themselves to blame. So please Stay On The Trails. I Hope Everyone has been out enjoying what the NEK has to Offer. Please get out and support our local businesses while you are out. Royer’s Service in Coventry has a beautiful groomed trail right to their yard and they offer Non Ethanol Super along with food and beverages. Or stop in for breakfast or lunch at Martha’s Diner. If you are in the Newport Area, stop in at the TBar or Hoagies and enjoy a nice meal and beverage. Let’s not forget Bob's Quick Stop. Bob's has great sandwich’s and beverages of all kinds and let's not forget Non Ethanol Super is available. Bob is also usually around to have a quick chat with as well. I Hope Everyone is Enjoying the trails and hope to see All Of You Out There Soon!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:07 PM
The continued success of this growing sport is reliant on YOU, the participant. As the volume of people riding increases, so don’t the issues. It seems that every club is having issues with riders being blatantly disrespectful when it comes to respecting the trails that tax-paying landowners are allowing us to use, and it needs to stop before the sport we all love becomes so unachievable to participate in that we find something different to do. You NEED to stay on the trail, you may not think you’re hurting anything because there’s snow on the ground, but you could get the trail shut down, and that hurts alot. You NEED to slow down in the corners, you say you’re in control but yet when you get surprised by an oncoming sled in the corner and you slam on the brakes you go sideways, that’s not “control". It seems that a large portion of posts this season and last are closed trails due to riders not obeying the rules when they’re riding through a sensitive golf course or field, or riding around gates, or posts about people crashing in the corners due to speed and inability to control their machine. These aren’t issues narrowed down to out of state riders, to a specific age group, or to rental sleds, these issues are spread over the group as a whole and they need to be addressed before snowmobiling becomes a “remember when” story sitting around a fire because you used to be able to ride from your house.

Friday, January 29, 2021 4:16 PM

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:07 PM

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:43 PM

Wednesday, January 13, 2021     1:32 PM
Hello To All My Fellow Snowmobilers, I have been receiving a lot of personal messages asking why the trail into Newport is still closed. This section of trail is VERY VERY Sensitive! There is not even close to enough snow to fill in ditch’s and water holes on this trail. Landowners do not want their property torn up for no reason. Please be Patient and stay off all of our trails until we receive enough snow to get the groomer out. They are forecasting rain for Saturday morning and we are all hoping that it snows instead. The gate on top of Shattuck Hill Road will not be opened until our trails open. Please Please Respect Our Landowners Property. It’s hard enough to keep the trails open each year without having a few Rogue riders ruin it for everyone else.

Monday, January 4, 2021     8:25 AM
Hello All - The North Country Mountaineer’s are out clearing the trails and getting ditches filled. There is still not enough snow to ride and the trails are currently still closed. We will update you once we receive some more snow and the trails are safe to travel. Please respect all of our GENEROUS landowners and stay off the trails.

Link to our FACEBOOK page!

To link to our neighboring club Trail Reports

click on their link below.


Big Thank you to Chuck Bowman,
Steve, Connor & Kyle Dalpe,
Norm, Dale & Scott Bennett,
Don Bennett, David Aho, and Marshall Bowman
for all their volunteer work to get our trails open after the big 2013 ice storm!

Chuck Bowman on his 3rd day clearing
the snowmobile trails with the Excavator!




View the North Country Mountaineers
groomer in action on U-Tube

March 18, 2010

Want to know what it is like to ride in a groomer, check out this video of Don Bennett and Steve Dalpe trying out a Pisten Bully on Jay Peak trails March 18, 2010.
Video by Steve Dalpe

Friday, January 1, 2010

Grooming by Al's Snowmobile
Video by Patrick Martell

Saturday, January 24, 2010
Grooming Bob's Quick Stop Trail
Doncaster's Field
Video by Steve Dalpe

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