Welcome to our Trail Information & Trail Conditions page.
Opens * * * December 16th
Closes * * * April 15th
of course, all dependent on the beauty of the WHITE stuff!
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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
Photos by Katherine Lawson Bowman, Friday, February 6, 2015 9:20 AM
Some of our Groomer Operators (L to R)
George St. Onge
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
- 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
- Includes feeder trail to Sweet Harmony
Thursday & Sunday
14A & 14
Monday & Friday
- 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
Tuesday & Saturday
- 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
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.
Steve Dalpe's Trails
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. Friday, February 26, 2021 10:51 AM
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
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
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! :)
February 13, 2021 7:01 PM
February 13, 2021 7:34 PM
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!
February 9, 2021 12:21 PM
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!
February 9, 2021 12:07 PM
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.
January 29, 2021 4:16 PM
January 26, 2021 5:07 PM
January 20, 2021 7:43 PM
January 13, 2021 1:32 PM
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
January 4, 2021 8:25 AM
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.
Big Thank you to Chuck Bowman,Steve, Connor & Kyle Dalpe,Norm, Dale & Scott Bennett,Don Bennett, David Aho, and Marshall Bowmanfor 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!
Your everyday friendly groomer operators,
Don Bennett (foreground) & Steve Dalpe (background).
Norm Bennett and Chuck Bowman preparing the
groomer for it's first run of the season in 2015.
Photo by Kathy Bowman
Back to the top.
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
Video by Steve Dalpe