The Okemo Valley offers more than skiing and riding, in fact, it is home to some of the best snowmobiling in the North! In Vermont, you will find the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) trail system intertwining the entire state. Some of our owners in the Okemo Valley even have direct access to the trails as they meander through their property.
The snowmobile season officially opens on December 16th, 2022! Last season our own Kevin Barnes wrote a blog called Snowmobiling 101 to give a little insight into the popular snowsport. You can still find that blog in our archives here. This season, Kevin wanted to share a post about snowmobiling in Vermont by the numbers. Enjoy!
48 – The number of years the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) has been active
5,000 – The approximate amount of miles of corridor trails in VT
1,500 – The approximate amount of secondary trails in VT
9,000 – The number of private landowners that allow VAST to use their land for trails in VT (80% of trails)
20 - The percentage of VAST trails on federal or state land
35,000 – The average number of VAST members
131 – The number of snowmobile clubs in VT
2 – The number of hands that are supposed to stay on the handlebars
13,500 – The average price of a new snowmobile (they can run from $7,500 up to $25,000)
185/225 – The cost for a VAST trail pass sticker for the whole season (resident/nonresident)
6 – The number of restaurants in Ludlow that are accessible by snowmobiles (Sam’s, Mr Darcy, Chef Mei, Village Pizza, Calcuttas, and Subway)
Snowmobiling is a fun sport for the whole family. To find out more information, please go to: https://vtvast.org/. Remember, the snowmobiler’s code is: Ride right, ride in control, keep your hands on the handlebars, and think snow!!