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 8048 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News to one of the Vermont DMV offices located in many cities in Vermont. Keep in mind that they are not open on weekends or holidays. We would like to thank all our volunteers who put in so much time this fall and early winter signing, brushing, building bridges and filling holes that Mother Nature saw fit to put in some of our trails. Like the postmen, the volunteers worked through wind, rain and snow. Without them, it would be impossible to have the trails that we do. Dave Page, our trailmaster, and Stacey Roese have headed up some of our volunteer work crews and deserve a special thanks for their hard work. We do have a few sensitive areas that our trails cross and we could lose them if we abuse the privilege that landowners have given us. Please stay on the trails and obey the speed limits and signs. The time is here to get serious with this “Think Snow” thing, so get out there and do your snow dance, sing your snow song and say a prayer for a very snowy winter! Homer Selby, Club Reporter Like us on Facebook Reg Theroux, groomer operator for Brighton Snowmobile Club, brought their PistenBully out for her first voyage of the season on opening day. Canaan Border Riders Mother Nature has finally delivered a real Vermont winter here in the northeast corner of the state! We have been lucky enough to receive a steady stream of measurable snowfall and we were open for business on the first day of the season for the first time in recent memory. As always, lots of hard work went into getting our trail network ready for those who enjoy riding the pristine Northeast Kingdom wilderness. I’d like to take a minute to thank our members and volunteers who put in the long hours to get things up to standard. The overhaul of our signage is now complete after months of work. We hope the upgrade has added to the enjoyment and safety of the riders on our trails. The early part of the winter has been especially busy for the Border Riders grooming operation. We have added a few new operators to our team and welcomed back a few of our most experienced hands as well this winter. Now that the season is in full-swing, our team has really come together to deliver some great conditions for all to enjoy. We also added a GPS tracking system to our groomers this year which has provided us with some really useful new data and added a level of safety for our crew. If you’re passing through the area and see our groomers be sure to give Richard, Ian, Boots, Dan, Pat and Dana a wave for all their efforts in keeping things smooth. You may have noticed our network of trails looks a little different due to some extensive logging operations in the area. Corridor 106, better known as East Branch, is closed with the exception of shared portions from EX 11 to EX 111 and from EX 101 to EX 10. Corridor 97A is also shared, as is Corridor 97 from EX 102 to the log yard. Corridor 105 on Forest Lake Road in Averill is also shared in its entirety. Corridor 96 is also closed as of early January. Keep in mind this is a fluid situation and some of these closed areas will potentially be reopened as logging operations wrap up. We will be working hard to make whatever we can available and will keep you all updated as things change. The timber companies are our most important neighbors and partners in this area, and we are fortunate to have access to the trails they are sharing with us while conducting their business. Unfortunately, we have already had some reports of excessive speed and reckless riders on these shared trails. Please use your head when passing through these areas. Reduce your speed and be aware of your surroundings, or you may find even more trails closed in the future. Despite the closures, we still have the vast majority of our network available for you all to enjoy and tons of snow to work with out in the woods. We look forward to seeing you on the trails here in Canaan and wish everyone a fun, safe season...the long wait only makes this year that much better! Kyle Daley, President Like us of Facebook Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders It’s January and aside from a few water bars, the trails are in great shape for this early in the season. I’m sitting here in a wheelchair writing this, as I am out for the season with