Welcome to VAST
Imagine a magical highway that suddenly appears every winter. One that goes through back country and snow-covered mountains, secluded valleys and friendly villages. That delivers eye-popping vista–and conveniently stops right at the door of your inn or motel. In Vermont, you don't have to imagine it: it's our winter world of snowmobiling an activity that appeals to families and winter enthusiasts, as well as skiers and visitors looking for a exciting excursion or slice of North Country tradition.
Since 1967, Vermont has been opening the doors to winters' wonders with a remarkable trail system that now totals over 5,000 miles. With today's modern comfortable sleds, it's easier than ever to experience the thrill of zipping along winding trails, take 200-mile day trips or multi-day tours, or take in ride-ins full of country flavor.
Vermont makes it easy to go snowmobiling. We set the standard for well-marked trails, readable maps, easy access to fuel stops, food and accommodations. Our many convient trailheads mean snowmobilers can hook up to trails anywhere in the state. And all it takes to snowmobile is a simple trail pass and a valid state registration. Or simply take a guided tour from one of Vermont's many snowmobile tour operators.
You'll find the best-groomed trails the snow allows. The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST), together with local clubs, maintains Vermont's trail network with over 120 groomers to assure smooth riding. And when you hit the trail, you'll find VAST's 128 community-based clubs hold friendly events every weekend all winter long, from pancake breakfasts and chicken barbecues to spaghetti dinners, charity rides, radar runs and snocross races.
So, come and experience the magic of our winter highways. Once you do, you'll wish you could disappear on them forever.
VAST Riding Season to Open Soon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: Cindy Locke, Executive Director
Date: December 9, 2014
(802) 229-0005 ext. 11
VAST Riding Season to Open Soon
The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) is looking forward to a great snowmobiling season as a Nor’easter descends on us this week. In order to have trails ready to ride, there should be at least four inches of packed snow and frozen ground.
The VAST snowmobile season runs from December 16 to April 15 of each year. Please respect our landowners and volunteers by not going riding on the VAST trail system until opening day, and only when clubs have gone through with a groomer. When you do ride, stay on the trail to help us maintain great relationships with landowners. The more everyone follows the rules landowners will provide us the land to continue to ride.
VAST is offering Early Bird TMA stickers for sale until December 15, so hurry up and get your sticker by then and save money. TMAs’ are sold by all of your 128 clubs, as well as some vendors in and outside of Vermont. After December 15, TMAs are sold at our regular seasonal rate.
To reach the VAST staff or find out more about VAST, check out www.vtvast.org, call (802) 229-0005
WCAX Coverage - VAST's Army of Volunteers
A shout out to VAST's army of dedicated volunteers.
WCAX highlights VAST's dedicated volunteers.
2015 Snowmobile Season Nears
Check out the coverage on Fox 44 and interview with VAST's Executive Director, Cindy Locke.
VAST Trails open December 16th. Think snow! Click here to watch the video!
Tue Dec 30, 2014 @ 8:30AM03:00PMSnowmobile Safety Course - Enosburg Falls, Vermont
Sat Jan 03, 2015 @ 9:00AM03:00PMSnowmobile Safety Course - Island Pond, VT
Sat Jan 10, 2015 @ 9:00AM04:00PMSnowmobile Safety Course - Bristol, VT
Sat Jan 17, 2015 @ 9:00AM03:30PMSnowmobile Safety Course - Leicester, MA
Fri Jan 30, 2015 @ 8:00AM05:00PMTri-State Weekend – Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine Reciprocal Weekend
Sat Jan 31, 2015 @ 8:00AM05:00PMTri-State Weekend – Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine Reciprocal Weekend
Sat Jan 31, 2015 @11:00AM02:00PMDanville S-Ski-Mos 16th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Sun Feb 01, 2015 @ 8:00AM05:00PMTri-State Weekend – Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine Reciprocal Weekend
Sat Feb 07, 2015 @10:00AM05:00PMLyndon SnoCruisers Annual Poker Run
Sat Feb 07, 2015 @11:00AM03:00PMCookout at the Roost
Sun Feb 08, 2015 @ 9:00AM01:00PMChester Snowmobile Club Annual Poker Run
Sat Feb 14, 2015 @11:00AM01:00PMAnnual Dick Page Ride In
Click here to view all events.