Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80Do you think you’ll continue to stay involved in the sport as you grow older and if so, in what way? My hope is that I will continue to be involved, but that really depends on where my career will take me after college. I hope that I’ll be able to stay in Vermont and continue to be involved in snowmobiling. I would really like to stay involved with the Buckaroos since that’s the only club I’ve ever been a part of. Continuing to be an officer of the club and continuing to volunteer is what I would like to keep doing. Nowadays, clubs need more volunteers than ever, and I’ll do my best to help as much as I can in the future. What is your favorite trail and why? I have two favorite trails I like to ride on: Corridor 2 that crosses onto the oil pipeline by Lunenburg and Corridor 102 that follows the power lines from Concord to the border. These trails are usually always groomed and in good shape, so they are a blast to ride on. They have some nice views as well. Do you have any accomplishments in the snowmobiling community that you are particularly proud of? I’d say being an officer of the Buckaroos at a young age is an accomplishment I’m proud of. It shows that, despite my age, I can be trusted to hold a leadership position in the club. I’m also proud that I could volunteer and help the club as much as possible over the years. The VAST trail system consists of hundreds of miles of trails that are maintained by volunteers. Without us volunteers, there would be no trails and no VAST. Volunteers devote hundreds of hours outside of the snowmobiling season making sure these trails can be the best they can be so everyone can enjoy them. To be one of these volunteers is an accomplishment that I’m especially proud of. What do you think we can do as an organization to help generate interest for people your age? The best way to get people my age interested in snowmobiling and VAST it to just get them involved. If you’re a parent, make sure your kids are involved and get their friends involved as well. To get the younger generation involved, we need to get them immersed in snowmobiling from a young age and make it a part of their life. That’s the best way to get younger kids involved. My dad took my friends snowmobiling and they’ve started snowmobiling and volunteering as well. Unfortunately, snowmobiling isn’t really a family sport anymore. With the price of snowmobiles, gas, TMAs, insurance, registration, etc., it’s not feasible for families to have multiple snowmobiles. So it’s going to be hard to bring kids and to get them interested, but I feel that this is the best way to get the younger generation involved. Snowmobiling has been a part of my life for a while and it’s been a family tradition for many years. I’m proud of what I’ve been able to do for my club and for the state of snowmobiling. I’d also like to thank VAST for recognizing me and my accomplishments and I’ll do my best to keep making snowmobiling in Vermont great for all to enjoy. VAST Potential Taylor’s club is like family to him and some really are his family! He enjoyed a group ride in a previous year with friends and his father Gary. Left to right are Taylor Lamberton, Dylan Wooding, Casey Pattison, Gary Lamberton, Brian Fazzino, Rick Pattison and Corey Pattison. Volunteering is very important to Taylor. He has assisted with many bridge builds and trail maintenance jobs. Winter 2017 | 41