snowmobile

The Northeast Kingdom is home to several trail systems, many under the control of the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST). Founded over 40 years ago, VAST is responsible for maintaining and grooming 5,000 miles of trails across Vermont. One of the oldest snowmobiling organizations in the U.S., VAST is a non-profit, private group that includes over 128 clubs statewide, with over 23,000 members combined. Vermont's snowmobiling season starts in mid-December, after hunting season and ends in mid-April, snow permitting. Vermont receives an average of 100-250 inches of snow, and with its high elevations, it often means that rain in southern New England falls as snow here. Vast Lane, Barre, VT 05641. Phone: (802) 229-0005. E-mail: info@vtvast.org. An interactive trail map is available at www.vtvast.org or as mobile application for your smartphone.