Imagine a magical trail network that suddenly appears every winter. One that goes through back country and snow-covered mountains, secluded valleys and friendly villages. That delivers amazing views – and conveniently stops right in the heart of your community. In Vermont, you don’t have to imagine it: it’s our winter world of snowmobiling.
Snowmobiling is a Northeast Kingdom tradition enjoyed by countless residents and visitors each year.
Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST)
The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers VAST currently provides 3,549 miles of groomed trails and more than 1,500 miles of secondary and feeder trails throughout Vermont, the Green Mountain State. Vermont’s snowmobiling capital is Island Pond, with trail connections linking in all directions.
In order to snowmobile in Vermont certain requirements must be met. It is important to understand and share these requirements with visitors interest in snowmobiling in Vermont.
All snowmobiles, not legally registered in another state or province must be registered in Vermont. Registration costs range from $25 for a Vermont Resident to $32 for a Non-Vermont Resident.
Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is home to 25 local clubs. To ride in Vermont, just purchase a trail pass for your legally registered snowmobile through a local club and you’re on your way.
Caledonia County Clubs
- Danville: Danville S-Ski-Mos – (802) 684-3372
- Groton: Buckaroos of 302 – (802) 584-4862
- Hardwick: Snowflake Ridge Runners – (802) 888-4424
- Burke: Drift Skippers – (802-467-3416
- Lyndonville: Lyndon Sno Cruisers – (802) 535-6802
- Newark: Newark E-Z Riders – (802) 467-3436
- Peacham: Bayley Hazen Rd Snowmobile Club – (802) 592-3382
- St. Johnsbury: Caledonia Cty. Snmbl. Trail Club – (802) 684-2584
- St. Johnsbury: St. Johnsbury Sno-Blazers – (802) 748-3833
- Waterford: Waterford Ridge Runners – (802) 748-9194
- Walden: Coles Pond Sledders – 802-563-2060
- Wheelock: Winter Wanderers – (802) 626-5582
- Ryegate: Ryegate Rovers – (802) 757-3034
Essex County Clubs
- Brighton: Brighton Snowmobile Club – (802) 895-2951
- Canaan: Canaan Border Riders – (802) 266-8864
- Concord: Moose River Rock Dodgers – (802) 328-2191
- Norton: Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters – (802) 822-5353.
- Guildhall: Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders – (802) 879-7788
- Lunenburg: Lunenburg Polar Bears – (802)892-1158
Orleans County Clubs
- Craftsbury: Craftsbury Snowmobile Club – (802) 586-2559
- Coventry, Irasburg, Newport: North Country Mountaineers (802) 754-2370
- Derby: Drift Dusters – (802) 766-5583
- Jay/Newport: Country Riders – (802) 988-2255
- Lowell: Hazen’s Notch Snowmobile Club – (802) 673-8169
- Orleans: Orleans Snow Stormers – (802) 334-6179
- West Glover: Glover Trailwinders– (802) 525-6214
For snowmobile rentals or tours, contact NEK Adventures in St. Johnsbury.
NEK Adventures and All Around Rental are family owned and operated by Philip and Maggie Brown, both Vermont natives, and from the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. For over 10 years the mother company, All Around Rental, has been offering snowmobile rentals. Recently the Browns branched out and created NEK Adventures offering snowmobile and ATV rentals as well as guided tours for both sports in the towns of Danville and Wheelock. Phil and his guides strive to create the perfect tour customized for each individual group.
A typical snowmobile season in Vermont runs from December 1 through April 1. Riders who have been coming to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom for many years say it is the best snowmobiling anywhere. Many of our terrific inns, B & Bs, and motels are next to VAST trails.
Please RIDE SAFE, SMART and DO NOT DRINK and RIDE!
Snowmobile Trail Report Hot Lines:
Island Pond – Essex County – (802) 723-4316
Canaan – Essex County – (802) 266-8894
Derby – Orleans County – (802) 766-5506
Groton – Caledonia County – (802) 584-4740
Before you head out, check the Winter Trail Reports.
Visit our Interactive Map for local snowmobile tours.