LOCAL TRAIL CONDITIONS
MOUNT HOLLY / BELMONT AREA
The end of the season has come - we are officially CLOSING ALL OUR TRAILS as of TODAY
January & February were very challenging to say the least - but the March Storms saved the season. There was some excellent riding to be had.
Many of you may not know - the club has requested a grant from the USDA to help the club
purchase a new / newer Tucker for next year. We should know something in the August time frame.
Have a good summer & don't forget trail work is only 5 months away!!3/21/18
Trails are groomed and still in good condition. Get out and ride while you can. There is still open water bars so ride with caution.
Trails are groomed and in good condition with plenty of snow. Star Lake is closed.
It was a great weekend for riding. If you did not get out there get this week. Trails have been groomed again this morning and additional snow is expected all week. Thank you to all the groomers everywhere for spending their nights in the dark out on the trails working hard to make our days on the trails so great!
The North side trails from 103 to 100 have been groomed and are in great condition
We have received 24+ inches of snow. We have groomed to pack the trails down. Star Lake trail is still closed and not safe for crossing.
TRAIL UPDATE: Trail 7 South from VT Route 103 in Mount Holly flats south to Healdville Road is closed due to flooding over the trail. Reminder! Star Lake is not safe and is closed to riding.
Trails are open and have been groomed. We received some snow but of course with all the warm weather and rain we had the base is thin in areas. Ride with caution always. Star Lake is not safe and is closed.
Due to rain and unseasonably warm weather the trails are closed until the cold and snow returns.
Trails are passable but icy for riding. Unfortunately, we have not been able to complete full grooming because the groomer cannot get over Salt Ash mountain due to the ice on the hills. If you ride, do so with caution. Some of the water bars have opened up and rocks are exposed in the trails. Although we had a great base the snow coverage is gone and until it snows again we recommend you use scratchers and ride slow.
After the recent snow - we are pleased to announce OUR TRAIL ARE OPEN!!
Caution needs to be used - the trails may have rough spots, there is a a lot of ice under the fluffy snow also.
We have groomed but the snow is fluffy and easily blown out of the trails.
Don't forget the RIDE - Bar B QUE at the Stonehouse on February 17th weather permitting.
Be aware due to the recent inclement weather - heavy rain & warm temperatures - ALL TRAILS
IN Mt. Holly ARE CLOSED at this time.
As soon as the conditions improve, we will once again commence grooming and open the trails.
Mother Nature has once again thrown everyone a curve ball!!!1/10/17
Trails have been groomed. Conditions are good.
Happy New Year!
The extreme cold conditions have really helped to freeze the water bars. We have been out grooming and conditions are fair to good but as the snow continues to fall this week trails will be good for the weekend.
Trails are open but conditions are typical for early season with very thin snow coverage. Ride with caution.
It is Snowing BIG TIME!!! We may get in excess of 12" on top of the 3 - 4" we received Saturday.
The prediction is for snow fall to continue into Wednesday - with heavy accumulations at higher elevation.
We're planning on grooming and having our trails open on December 16th - Opening Day!!!
Early Bird pricing for this seasons TMA's expires at midnight on the December 15th - so
save some bucks and get your Early Bird TMA if you haven't already!!!
See you on the trails!!!!
Mount Holly Snow Flyers
All we need now is snow and lots of it!! Trail cleanup to remove debris and fallen trees has been completed. Bridge repair is done. The final culvert drain has been installed. Trail signs are being set in place. Thank you to the few dedicated volunteers who spent countless unpaid hours working for the club , the sport and VAST to make it possible to ride safely every year.
Weekend trail work October 28th 8:00AM. Meet at the parking area in the flats on Rt. 103 at Summit Road in Mount Holly. Please contact Trail Master Steve Howlett 802-558-1013 if you have any questions and would like to volunteer.
Weekend trail work October 21st. Meet at the parking area in the flats on Rt. 103 at Summit Road in Mount Holly. Please contact Trail Master Steve Howlett 802-558-1013 if you have any questions and would like to volunteer.10/21/17
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Weekend trail work October 7th. Contact Steve Howlett for additional details 802-558-1013
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.
Trail Work will begin soon. If you would like to help with trail trail work please email us at email@example.com
Trails are closed for the season
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last night trails were groomed on Corridor 7 from the Stone House to Healdville Road and into Belmont. Riding is fantastic. Enjoy!!
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!!
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.
Trails North of Route 103 are in good shape. Thin coverage in some spots but more snow is on the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to all the great volunteers who have been working hard to get our trails ready for the start of the season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All Mount Holly Snow Flyers trails are closed for the season
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.
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.