LOCAL TRAIL CONDITIONS

MOUNT HOLLY / BELMONT AREA



VOLUNTEER REWARDS PROGRAM
Not only does it feel good to help your club but it is financially rewarding.
Have you always wanted to help support your club and the sport you love but didn't know who to contact or where to start?  To find out how you can volunteer email us at mounthollysnowflyers@gmail.com.


If want to help by volunteering to work on the trails to get them in top shape for what we expect to be a stellar snow year please email us or call/text our trail master Steve Howlett in advance at 802-558-1013.


Volunteer Hours
1st time volunteering – club dues will be waived when purchasing current year’s TMA- requires at least 5 volunteer hours
2nd time volunteering – club dues will be waived plus receive a club sweatshirt – requires at least 10 volunteer hours
3rd time volunteering – TMA will be discounted by 50% - requires at least 15 volunteer hours
4th time volunteering – TMA will be discounted 100% - requires at least 20 volunteer hours
Any one who donates a day of equipment time (backhoe, bulldozer, excavator) will receive a free TMA

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10/7/17

Weekend trail work October 7th.  Contact Steve Howlett for additional details 802-558-1013


9/15/17

First day of trail work is scheduled for 8:30 AM September 30th meeting at the parking area on Rt. 103 at Summit Road.  Please contact Trail Master Steve Howlett 802-558-1013 if you have any questions and would like to volunteer.  

 

9/1/2017

Trail Work will begin soon.  If you would like to help with trail trail work please email us at mounthollysnowflyers@gmail.com


Update 3/12/17

Trails are closed for the season


Update 3/14/17

At this time we are happy to say that we are in the midst of a full fledged snow storm finally!!
The warm weather of the past 3 weeks can be put in the history books as another fluke of mother nature. We are expecting upwards of 18” to 24”+ of snow from this nor’easter – with snow & cold temps thru the weekend.


Our plan is to break trails with sleds tomorrow & groom south of Rt. 103 – then early Thursday groom everything north of Rt. 103.  Caution should be heeded due to open water bars along with some rough spots – until we can get the trails groomed & packed.  Even then there is the possibility of rough spots due to lack of any base.

Star Lake crossing will remain CLOSED.  We’ll keep everyone updated on the trail conditions on our website & the VAST website


Update 2/27/17

Due to the sudden warm up, lose of snow cover & the impending forecast for 60’s & rain Mount Holly Snow Flyer trails are CLOSED at this time.
When condition improve we’ll keep everyone informed.


Update 2/21/17

Due to the warm weather the past few days the forecast for the weekend – Star Lake is closed to snowmobile traffic.
We will keep everyone updated as to the status of the lake.
Corridor 7 to the Stone House was groomed early today, 2-20-17.
Thursday’s & Saturday’s forecast is for temps into the 50’s so take heed on the trails, there will be patchy conditions with a chance of open water bars.


Update 2/19/17

Unfortunately the groomer broke down on 2/18.  We are currently repairing and should have it up and running today for grooming tonight.  Sorry but we were could not groom the trails on Saturday night.  

  

Update 2/16/17

We received another 6+ inches of snow between Wednesday and Thursday morning.  Belmont town trails were all groomed on 2/15.  There is a water bar caution in the field at Lovers Lane.  Conditions are excellent. 


Update 2/14/17

Last night trails were groomed on Corridor 7 from the Stone House to Healdville Road and into Belmont.  Riding is fantastic.  Enjoy!!



Update 2/9/17

2-7-17 - Received 2-6" of snow followed by rising temp & rain in the evening.
2-8-17 -/ Temps into the 40's during the day followed by freezing temp in the evening.
2-9-17 - 6+" of snow & still snowing. Grooming North & South of Rt 103 will be completed tonight.

Current trail conditions are the best they have been all season.  Ride safe and enjoy!!



Update 2/2/2017

Our trails are back open – some spots have low snow and can be scratchy.
Corridor 7 from Healdville Rd. to the Stone House were groomed Wednesday. Healdville Rd section to Rt 103 has thin cover in spots.

Rt. 103 to the Stone House is in good shape – be aware of the logging operation going North from the top of Salt Ash down to the landing.
Also watch out for stumps left by the logging operation along side of the trail.
Belmont trails will be groomed Thursday night & Sunday night.
We’ve gotten a couple inches of the snow in the past couple of days – but could use more for sure.


Update 1/31/2017

Trails North of  Route 103 are in good shape.  Thin coverage in some spots but more snow is on the way. 



Update 1/25/17

We received 4"-6" of fresh snow and the trails are open but conditions are still poor in areas with open water bars and thin snow.  Please ride with caution.  The corridor 7 trail from the parking lot at the state forest to 127 is still closed until the cold and snow returns. 


Update 1/14/17

Due to lack of snow all local trails are closed.  As soon as the much needed snow arrives we will groom and post another trail update. 


Update 12/12/16

Trails are marked with signs, debris is removed, bridges are repaired and snow has arrived.   Unless the weather changes we plan to open gates for riding on opening day December 16th.  Final updates will be sent on FaceBook.   Please ride with extreme caution during early season conditions.  Some trails will be thin and icy. 


Update 11/30/2016

Trails Update:  From the result of the heavy snow, we have been out inspecting our trails and cleaning up the debris.  Salt Ash still has 6” to 10” of snow.  The trails from Rt. 103 north to the Stone House have been cleaned up and are ready for riding when the season opens on December 15th, weather permitting.  Rt. 103 south trails will be done this week after the rain passes.


Update 10/13/16

Thank you to all the great volunteers who have been working hard to get our trails ready for the start of the season. 


UPDATE 9/16/16

Trail work will begin this Saturday September 17th and will continue every Saturday there after, weather permitting. We will meet at the pull off on Rt. 103 at 8:30AM prompt.  If you would like to help with trail maintenance or you have any questions please contact Steve Howlett at either 802-259-2981 / 802-558-1013 or email him at steve.howlett2@gmail.com



Update 3/6/16

All Mount Holly Snow Flyers trails are closed for the season


update 1/27/16

Due to lack of snow and the recent warm weather/rain the Mount Holly/Belmont trails are update CLOSED.  Trails will reopen when we get more snow and conditions improve. 


update 1/22/16

The local trails will open on Friday January 22.  However, depending on the elevation and terrain the conditions are still only poor to fair. 


Corridor 7 from Rt 103 South to Belmont /Ludlow is not recommended for riding due to lack of snow coverage.  Corridor 7 from Rt 103 North to Shrewsbury is fair with many thin spots and water bars. 


Trails are extremely icy and the water bars are open. 


Riding is at your own risk.  Please use extreme caution when riding under these conditions.  Lakes are not safe for riding.  


DO NOT go around closed gates.  If a gate is closed that trail is closed.  Please respect our landowners and their property. 


Grooming will begin when there is enough snow for trail maintenance. 


Reminder: There will be a few logging areas in the Mt. Holly/Shrewsbury area this season so please use caution when riding in and around logging areas.


Ride Safe!