The Vermont winter brings a unique opportunity to view some of nature's awesome beauty. The snowmobiling enthusiast will love Vermont, for here the snowmobiler can enjoy breath-taking vistas, clean country air, superb accommodations, groomed snowmobile trails, and outstanding dining. Vermont has more than 4,700 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, a remarkable trail system that is one of the best in the world.
The snowmobile trails are groomed by local snowmobile clubs, members of the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST). VAST is the non-profit association that maintains Vermont's trail network with more than 112 groomers working statewide.
If you are new to snowmobiling in Vermont be sure to read the information below about Vermont Snowmobile Rules, Permits, Laws and VAST Trail Types and the VAST Trail System. A TMA or Trail Pass is required to ride on VAST Snowmobile Trails in Vermont. Snowmobiler friendly lodging is available in every region of Vermont, check the map below to find our suggestions. Please ride responsibly and respect the environment and landowners and thank you mentioning VTLiving.com to our recommended businesses.
Vermont Snowmobile Vacations
Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden, VT 05737 Phone: 1-802-483-2311. Four-season resort on 350 acres, eleven miles from Killington. Breathtaking views, endless adventures for couples and families. Miles of trails for snowmobile touring, elevations to 2100ft. Fun for everyone. 29 classic Lodge rooms and 5 pet friendly cabins. Fine & casual dining. www.mountaintopinn.com
The Willoughvale Inn on Lake Willoughby, Rt. 5A, Westmore, VT 05860Toll Free: 800-594-9102 or 802-525-4123 Fax: 802-525-4514.
Warm hospitality awaits you at the WilloughVale Inn, situated in an exquisite natural setting on the shores of Lake Willoughby. Lodging is gracious and informal, providing a perfectly relaxed atmosphere for vacationing in all four seasons. Ten unique guest rooms and eight cozy cottages feature full-equipped kitchens, some feature a fireplace, Jacuzzi and docks. Pets are welcome in limmited accommodations. Boating, water trampoline, game room and WiFi. Seasonal dining. Discounted rates. www.willoughvale.com
Within Vermont there are more then 4,700 miles of corridor trails and 1,500 miles of secondary trails. 80% of VAST trails are on private land - so be sure to stay on designated trails.
VAST Trail Types
There are two types of snowmobile trails - Corridor Trails and Secondary Trails.
Corridor Trails extend the entire lenght and width of the state of Vermont. These trails provide a wide range of snowmobile rides, from short loops to extended trips of over 100 miles per day. These trails are maintained by local snowmobile clubs with financil aid from VAST, and are desingated with GREEN tags.
Secondary Trails are designated as local club and feeder trails between the corridor trails. The secondary trails are generally for local use and have variable trails widths ranging from 4 to 8 feet and variable grooming conditions. These trails are designated with ORANGE signs.