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  * * *  Monday, December 11, 2023
Season Closes  * * *  Sunday, March 31, 2024

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.

Memories of storm damage!
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!



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.

Monday, February 19, 2024     4:20 PM
Good afternoon All, Today is Monday, February 19th. The North Country Mountaineers trails are still closed at this time. We have received around 4 inches of snow, which is a far cry from what we need to get our trails back open. We have some very sensitive areas where we just cannot ride on at this time. We are in hope we will get a big dump of snow soon so we can get our groomer back out and get our trails ready for you folks again. So please think snow and let's keep hoping for lots of the White Gold.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024     2:20 PM
I'm sorry to say that with the snow on the trails being so thin with exposed areas of grass, dirt, etc., we need to close our trails until we receive more of the WHITE GOLD we are all hoping for. We will update you all once we are able to open the trails back up. Thank you All, And THINK SNOW!

Monday, January 29, 2024     2:30 PM
We have not received any new snow and with the warm weather, we have only lost more. We still will not be grooming until we receive more snow and cold temperatures. We are keeping the trails marked as yellow and open for now. But if we lose more snow, we will have to close the trails, especially the one going into downtown Newport. Thank you and think SNOW!

Friday, January 26, 2024     2:55 PM
Good afternoon All - The North Country Mountaineers have been receiving rain starting Thursday, Jan. 25th and continued into Friday, Jan. 26th. We are still getting light rain as I write this. The groomer will not be going out due to warm weather and lack of snow until further notice. We are hoping we can get some colder weather and more snow soon so we can get the trails snapped back into riding conditins. We will update you as the conditions change. Thank you ALL and Think Snow!

 January 19, 2024     7:52 PM
The North Country Mountaineers have been out grooming the trails and all of our trails are now open to yellow status. Please know that we need a lot more snow. Most of the trails have 6" of snow and some have less. The cornfields are super super rough and there is a lot of mud and water still out there from last Saturday's rain. The grass fields are looking good and smooth so that's always a plus. If you ride, please use extreme caution. Please ride safely and respect our landowners. And always stay ON THE TRAIL!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024     9:20 AM
Hello All - Today is Wednesday 1/17/24. We received 6-8 inches of new snow, which is what we have been looking for. We will be out the rest of the week getting our trails opened. We will be filling in ditches, wet spots and clearing trees. We will start to open our trails to yellow status once the groomer has been through. We will keep you posted as to how it is all going.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024     3:15 PM
Hello All - Today is 1/16/24 and we are all hoping to get some more snow. We are hoping to get the higher end of the 3-6 inches so we can finally get the groomer out and start getting the trails ready to ride. We received quite a bit of rain this past Saturday and we lost a lot of snow. Four to five inches of snow is just not enough to get out there to fill ditches in, etc. If we do get 5-6 inches of snow today/tonight, we are going to get out and give it a try. As of now, our trails are not open and we will keep you posted after this snowfall has come to an end. Everyone, please think SNOW!
Monday, January 8, 2024     12:13 PM
Good afternoon! We have received 8-10 inches of new snow between yesterday and last night. We have a warm up with wet heavy snow coming Tuesday evening and then 1/4" of rain with temps near 50. We are going to hold off grooming until we see what happens with this coming weather. We will keep you posted and we are all hoping it is not as bad as they predict it will be.

Saturday, December 16, 2023   12:41 PM
The Mountaineer's are still out getting the trails cleaned up from all the fallen trees. It has been a tremendous undertaking, but we will persevere. At this time, our trails will remain closed. The warm weather and rain expected Monday will very likely take most of our snow. We will keep you all posted on changes as they come along. Please think cold weather and snow and thank you to our volunteers Dave, Marcel, Don, Norm, Grant, Roger, Billy, Steve, & George for all the help getting our trails ready to open.

Thursday, December 14, 2023  2:35 PM

Good afternoon All - Wanted to give you all an update on our trails. For the last 3 weeks we have received a lot of rain then wet heavy snow. This has left our trails in a mess. We have been out in full force clearing the debris and trying to get our trails passable. The last storm brought 2 plus inches of rain, so there is also a lot of flooding. The forecast is not good for this coming weekend either. Tomorrow / Friday it's supposed to be in the 40's and Sunday in the 40's as well. Monday in the 50's with an inch of rain. We are all hoping this does not happen, but will do our best to keep you all posted. Thanks everyone and please think cold weather & snow!

Our Prinoth groomer acquired for the 2022 season.


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