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 8050 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News remain a challenge in the NEK. We are coordinating five logging projects within our trail system. Stayed tuned to the VAST online trail maps for status. We are excited to announce our Annual Hot Dish Buffet on Feb. 4 at the Lunenburg Elementary School 12-2 p.m. Plenty of parking is available for cars and snowmobiles. Snowmobilers can access the event via VAST 102F2. Members and friends of the club are encouraged to attend. You can even participate by providing a meal, dessert or beverage. Contact the club for more information. See you on the trail! Mike Mutascio, Secretary Like us on Facebook The Lunenburg Polar Bears held their Annual Christmas Party on Dec. 15. Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters Hello everyone! As I write this, our trail system is in excellent condition and we have experienced some great early season riding. Snow depths are about a foot in town, with 3 to 4 feet in the upper elevations. We can only hope that this trend continues. We are working closely with the loggers and landowners on the shared portion of the power line and trying to come up with an alternate plan there. We will keep you posted. Please follow the signage on that shared trail. We are very busy here prepping our poker run for this coming weekend, a ride-in and barbecue scheduled for Feb. 18 at the Poker Palace, a Calcutta at the Chez on March 11 and the list goes on. Please check our events scheduled on our Facebook page, on our newly designed website and in this issue of Snowmobile Vermont magazine. Our PistenBully is running a full schedule and Mother Nature is treating us good so far. We can’t wait to see what the rest of this season has to offer. Please follow our daily weather updates and trails reports on Facebook. Thanks for your support! To our landowners, we couldn’t do it without you! David Diminico, Trails Coordinator & Groomer Like us on Facebook David Diminico, braved negative 17 degree weather while grooming NEK Snow Blasters’trails during the first week of the season. FRANKLIN COUNTY Franklin County Snow Raiders January 2017 is here and like the winter of 2016 in the Champlain Valley, there is no snow. So far this winter, our trails have not had sufficient snow upon which to ride but hopefully that will change. The trail system is basically the same as last year but we chose to do a reroute around the St. Albans Reservoir. The club has had many discussions with the city of St. Albans regarding the reservoir and basically were told if snowmobiles crossed the body of water after ice forms, the club would lose rights to use that area. Knowing that, our trailmaster Kevin Badger and his crew of volunteers obtained permission from other landowners so that the trail could pass away from the reservoir to prevent unauthorized crossing of it. The reroute has been completed with the efforts of many. Early Bird TMA sales have been completed. So far, the club has about 150 members. Most purchased their TMAs from our outlets, but a few chose to renew online with VAST. With the lack of snow in recent days, sales of Regular Season TMAs have been slow.