​​​​​​​For current trail conditions visit the VAST website trail map page and follow us on FaceBook


If you have questions about our trails please contact our trail master Brad Southworth 802-354-6116 or email mounthollysnowflyers@gmail.com

​​***Trail Closure in Plymouth***

between WR80 and WR77 the corridor 4 Route 100 crossing is closed

NO FUEL  plan accordingly


LOCAL TRAIL CONDITIONS
MOUNT HOLLY / BELMONT AREA


February 202, 2021

Riding is great, plenty of snow, trails in in good condition.  Enjoy.


January 30, 2021

The cold weather has been good for the trails and base with more snow predicted next week.

Groomers have been hard at work and it shows.  The trails are in good shape except where their is ongoing logging operations.  Ride with caution on the North side of Salt Ash Mountain along Corridor #7.​


January 17 2021

Trails are groomed and in good condition.  Expect the unexpected open water bars until we get sustained cold weather to freeze them.  


January 16 2021

Finally have a bit of nice packing snow.  North side trails are groomed and southside trails will be groomed early Sunday,  Of course it is still early snow conditions so there are wet areas and open water bars so you must ride with caution.  A deep freeze will help to freeze it all in place.  


January 2021

Happy New Year! 

Trails are closed until we get more snow. 


December 2020

Most recent Executive Order: 

https://governor.vermont.gov/sites/scott/files/document


Vermont Department of Health:  

https://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/COVID-19-chart-observation-isolation-quarantine_final.pdf

There have been many questions regarding the upcoming snowmobile season in Vermont and how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact VAST and club operations.  VAST wants to assure its members that we are monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond accordingly as conditions warrant.  Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the governor has enacted some tougher restrictions that, while not directly impacting snowmobiling, do impact how residents and non-residents will be able to participate.   These restrictions include but are not limited to the following:

All non-essential travel to and from Vermont now requires quarantine. Vermonters should limit non-essential travel. 
 Currently, travelers have several options for quarantine, they can quarantine in their own home outside of Vermont for fourteen days, or they can come to Vermont and quarantine for the same amount of time. Another option is that they can quarantine for seven days and after seven days get a COVID test and carry the results with them.
People from different households should not gather.  Attendance at all public and private social, recreational and entertainment gatherings, indoor and outdoor, including large social gatherings incidental to ceremonies, holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations, shall be limited to participation with only members of a single household.
All restaurants must be closed to in-person dining at 10:00 p.m., but may provide food and beverage alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and malt and vinous product accompanying food orders through curbside pick-up, drive-through, and delivery services for off-site consumption after 10:00 p.m.
Bars and social clubs shall suspend operations; however, bars and social clubs may offer take-out, curbside pickup and delivery of beverage alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and malt and vinous product.

What do these rules mean for snowmobiling in Vermont this coming winter?

We first need to realize that our season does not begin until December 16th, a lot can change between now and then. Vermont considers snowmobiling an isolating sport, but only if all quarantine rules and COVID-19 mitigation protocols are followed.  This can be accomplished by following simple guidelines:

Outside activities, such as snowmobiling, are allowed but only alone or with household members or other people you are quarantining with. Please note that in some of the state’s guidelines it says that “recreational activities” are not allowed. This is regarding team recreation like leagues and clubs. This is not referring to snowmobiling by yourself or with someone else from your isolating household.
 Do not carpool to parking areas with anyone you do not live with or are quarantining with.
Do not go into stores or restaurants if you are quarantining.
If you are required to quarantine while in Vermont, bring all your food and supplies with you.
Use only gas stations where you can pay at the pump.
Do not stop and talk on the trail with people that you do not live with or are in quarantine with.
If staying in Vermont, be sure to fill out all required forms that the lodging operator is required to hold and follow all their guidelines.

Will snowmobiling look different this winter in Vermont? 

As of today, yes but you will still be able to ride, have fun and enjoy the trails.  Please know that VAST will continue to monitor the situation and make every effort to ensure our members are informed of any changes that impact their ability to enjoy our trails.  


November 2020

There have been many questions regarding the upcoming snowmobile season in Vermont and how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact VAST and club operations. VAST wants to assure its members that we are monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond accordingly as conditions warrant. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the governor has enacted some tougher restrictions that, while not directly impacting snowmobiling, do impact how residents and non-residents will be able to participate.  

These restrictions include but are not limited to the following:
All non-essential travel to and from Vermont now requires quarantine. Vermonters should limit non-essential travel. 
Currently, travelers have several options for quarantine, they can quarantine in their own home outside of Vermont for fourteen days, or they can come to Vermont and quarantine for the same amount of time. Another option is that they can quarantine for seven days and after seven days get a COVID test and carry the results with them.
People from different households should not gather. Attendance at all public and private social, recreational and entertainment gatherings, indoor and outdoor, including large social gatherings incidental to ceremonies, holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations, shall be limited to participation with only members of a single household.
All restaurants must be closed to in-person dining at 10:00 p.m., but may provide food and beverage alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and malt and vinous product accompanying food orders through curbside pick-up, drive-through, and delivery services for off-site consumption after 10:00 p.m.
Bars and social clubs shall suspend operations; however, bars and social clubs may offer take-out, curbside pickup and delivery of beverage alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and malt and vinous product.
What do these rules mean for snowmobiling in Vermont this coming winter? We first need to realize that our season does not begin until December 16th, a lot can change between now and then. Vermont considers snowmobiling an isolating sport, but only if all quarantine rules and COVID-19 mitigation protocols are followed. This can be accomplished by following simple guidelines:
Outside activities, such as snowmobiling, are allowed but only alone or with household members or other people you are quarantining with.
Do not carpool to parking areas with anyone you do not live with or are quarantining with.
Do not go into stores or restaurants if you are quarantining.
If you are required to quarantine while in Vermont, bring all your food and supplies with you.
Use only gas stations where you can pay at the pump.
Do not stop and talk on the trail with people that you do not live with or are in quarantine with.
If staying in Vermont, be sure to fill out all required forms that the lodging operator is required to hold and follow all their guidelines.
Will snowmobiling look different this winter in Vermont? As of today, yes but you will still be able to ride, have fun and enjoy the trails. Please know that VAST will continue to monitor the situation and make every effort to ensure our members are informed of any changes that impact their ability to enjoy our trails. 

Thank you for your support of VAST, our clubs and over all snowmobiling in Vermont. Please remember to continue to also support all the businesses that support snowmobiling. While this may be a challenge this coming winter, it can be done creatively, and the hospitality industry is suffering a lot due to COVID-19. THANK YOU!

Sincerely,

VAST Board of Directors and Staff

 October 2020

The volunteers have been hard at work clearing the trails and building bridges.  The next trail work date is November 7th.  


March 2020

Dear VAST Members,
After consultation with the Governor’s Office, the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) has decided to officially close snowmobile trails in Vermont for the season, effective March 25. Given the public health situation we find ourselves in, this is the right decision for the safety of our members and the public.
We would like to thank our members, the landowners and club volunteers who do so much for snowmobiling in Vermont. And remember, if we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, we can look forward to getting back to snowmobiling in December!
We hope you stay safe and healthy.
VAST Board of Directors and Staff



March 2, 2020

Trails are in good shape in the higher elevations.  


February 26, 2020

The recent warm up has been good for the trails.  We hope to get some snow from storm Odell.  Stay tuned.


February 21, 2020

The trails are still in great condition but thin south of 103.  If you didn't get out to ride this last week, Ride Now.  There is a warm up on the way.


February 16, 2020

Trails are open.  North of Route 103 is excellent.  Get out and ride! South of Route 103 is thin, use caution.  We still need more snow and hope we get the expected 5+ inches on Tuesday.  


February 13, 2020

Trails are open.  It is currently snowing but very lightly.  Open water bars remain so ride cautiously.


February 8, 2020

IT SNOWED!!! Hopefully this is the start of the winter we have been waiting for....  

The trails have been groomed.  There are still open water bars so ride with caution.  Star lake is closed until further notice.



February 3, 2020

We need more snow!!! :(


January 19, 2020

We received only 3-4" of fresh snow overnight.  The higher elevation riding is okay but it is still like pre-season conditions.  Open water bars and rocks are visible.  We will not groom until we receive additional snow.  Ride at your own risk.


January 5, 2020

Only the higher elevations have enough snow for riding.  Waiting for additional snow to open the lower access trails.


January 4, 2020

Precipitation has arrived but it is unfortunately in the form of rain which has melted away the earlier base. We will have to wait again for the cold and snow to return to our area.  


January 1, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Trails are open and it is currently snowing in Mount Holly BUT the snow coverage is VERY thin.  Ride with caution.  


December 20, 2019

This cold weather is helping to set a nice base on the trails but we are waiting for more snow to open the trails. Our volunteers have worked hard to get the trails cleared and we are ready for Santa to bring us the snow  ❄️  on our wish lists.  We will keep you updated when the snow arrives. In the mean time, Happy Holidays🎄



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April 16, 2019

Trails are closed for the season and a great season it was.  See you next year!


April 2, 2019

The season is coming to a close.  In higher elevations only the trails are good to fair.  The season is coming to a close and it was a great season.  


March 23, 2019

We have snow in Mt. Holly!  We received about 10" yesterday and throughout the night.  We are grooming and it looks like it may be a great weekend for riding.


March 18, 2019

Trails are fair.  There is still riding to be found but the sun and warm temps have melted a good amount of snow.  


March 3, 2019

Received a few inches of fresh snow on top of the packed groomed trails.  Trails are in great condition.  


March 1, 2019

Great Conditions on the trails.  Enjoy the Ride!


February 27, 2019

Trails were groomed overnight and are in good condition.  Still hoping for more snow to extend the season.  


February 20, 2019

Trails north of Route 103 have been groomed and are in good condition.We are expecting 3-5 inches of fresh snow today and into tomorrow.  


February 15, 2019

Trails are groomed.  As always we could use more snow but the current conditions are good and the base has held up well.  


February 13, 2019

We have snow!  The base is packed and frozen and we have been out grooming.  We didn't receive as much snow as they promised but the trails are open.  Ride with caution and have fun! 

 

February 6, 2019

Trails have been affected by the rain and warm weather.  We have a good base so we are hopeful the trails will be able to withstand the rain.


January 31, 2019

The groomer has been out.  Our trails have been fully groomed.  The new snow has been a big help on the trails.  There is just a few remaining icy spots.  Enjoy your ride but bundle up.  It's seriously cold outside!!


January 27, 2019

The groomer has been out over the weekend..  The trails are good to fair.  There is ice and unexpected open water bars. 


January 25, 2019

Despite the heavy rains received earlier this week the trails are in good condition.  Watch for ice and ride safe.  


January 17, 2019

They are calling for big snow this weekend!!  Trails today are good to fair with snow expected tonight.  We will groom trails starting Friday morning and throughout the weekend.  Ride Safe.


January 11, 2019

Trails are in good condition.  The cold freeze is here so it should help to pack the trails.  Enjoy them while they last.  


January 10, 2019

We got snow and the Trails are open!  The groomer was out last night and we will continue to groom if the weather stays cold so we can fill in the open water bars.  Ride with caution and have fun.  Please ! Stay On The Trails!


January 2, 2019

Happy New Year!  The cold has returned but the trails remain closed until we receive much needed SNOW. Stay tuned...


December 22, 2018

The rains we received were substantial.  Trails are CLOSED until further notice and the cold and snow returns.


December 21, 2018

The warmer weather and rains have forced us to close the trails in the lower elevation areas.  Although there is still snow in the Calvin Coolidge forest areas there is exposed rocks so ride with caution.  Dreaming of snow for Christmas.  


December 8 Trail Work Scheduled

8:00AM Meet at the pull off on Route 103 and Summit Road North in Mount Holly at the Flats

They was a large amount of damage with downed trees and branches from the early snow storm.  Volunteers welcome.  Please contact Steve Howlett for more information steve.howlett2@gmail.com


September 2018

Trail work will begin on September 15th and will continue each Saturday (weather permitting) until the trail work is completed.  We will meet each Saturday at 8:00AM at the Parking area on Route 103 at Summit Road North in Mount Holly.

Our volunteer incentive program will be in effect again this year, information can be found on our web site home page.