The Vermont Association for Snow Travelers (VAST), one of the oldest snowmobiling organizations in the U.S., is a non-profit, private group with 131 clubs and over 35,000 members statewide. VAST is responsible
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- All snowmobiles not legally registered in another state or province must be registered in Vermont. If you are already registered in your home state or province, you do not need to re-register in Vermont, but you must join a local club and purchase a VAST TMA (Trail Maintenance Assessment).
- Local clubs get permission from landowners for trails on private property. All riders in Vermont must belong to VAST and a local club to ride legally. There is a substantial fine for riding without a VAST TMA.
- VAST trails are for winter use only! Trails are NOT for use by ATVs, four-wheelers, motor or mountain bikes, hiking or other uses, unless specifically authorized.
- If there is adequate snow cover (at least six inches), trails open December 16th. Most trails are closed on or around April 1st or 15th depending on snow coverage.