One of VAST’s biggest contributions to the sport of snowmobiling is the connection its members have created with friendly landowners, who make it possible to travel so many continuous Vermont miles by snowmobile. According to VAST, 80 percent of Vermont’s snowmobile trail system crosses private land, and more than 9,000 landowners have given VAST members and local clubs permission to ride on trails on their private property. (State forests and parks make up the other 20 percent.)
Without Vermont landowners’ continued generosity, this extensive trail network couldn’t exist! In return, VAST members pledge to respect trails and landowners, protect the environment, and operate in a safe, friendly, responsible way through the VAST Code of Ethics.
VAST is also active in the snowmobiling community in a number of other ways. The group provides online trail maps and updated trail conditions, publishes its own Snowmobile Vermont Magazine and a free Snow Travelers’ Guide, offers safety seminars and events, provides yearly college scholarships to members, and even sells some fun snowmobiling-related merch on its website.
Snowmobile Vermont is proud to be a long-time member of VAST and to do our part to keep snowmobiling safe and fun in the beautiful state we call home.