Riding a sled along the many hundreds miles of trails here in the Okemo Valley is one of the great pleasures of winter in Vermont. Across the state, the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (V.A.S.T) along with over 140 local southern Vermont snowmobiling clubs have created and continually maintained thousands of miles of Vermont Snowmobile trails on private and public lands for the enjoyment of residents and non residents. Sled owners from throughout the Northeast enjoy the well signed and maintained trail network. Join us!
First you need to take the following actions to prepare. (Required in the state of Vermont)
- Your sled must be registered and you must have proof of the registration
- You must have proof of personal injury and liability insurance.
- You must join a local club.
- You must display a 2012-2013 Trails Maintenance Assessment(TMA) decal which allows you to snowmobile on signed and groomed VAST trails. Ninety percent of the cost goes to maintain and improve the trails. Failure to display a TMA while riding on VAST trails is considered to be trespassing.
- You should obtain 2012-2013 VAST trail map which contains GPS coordinates.
Clubs and locations where a TMA can be obtained in the Okemo Valley are listed on the right.
As you explore our extensive trail network in the Okemo Valley, please remember the land you are riding on is privately owned and the owner has graciously allowed you to enjoy his land. Trails are clearly marked, so it is very important to stay on them. Leaving the trail can result in a land owner not allowing future use of their land for snowmobiling, so please abide by these rules.
Many Vermont landowners are hunters or allow hunting on their land, and as a gesture of goodwill, we ask that trail riding does not occur until the hunting season is over (generally after 15th of Dec). Most trails are closed on or around April 1st or 15th depending on snow coverage.
Acknowledgment: This information was provided by VAST and one or more of the local clubs, whose assistance was invaluable.
Below find some of the Chamber member businesses providing Snowmobiling Tours and Information
Cool Moose Cafe
|Address:||57 Pond St
Ludlow, Vermont 05149
Bring us your thirst and hunger in any attire that you like. Reservations accepted. Full menu available all day from appetizers and salads to burgers and sandwiches to fresh seafood and aged steaks. Be sure to try our black rock grill entrees, a unique and flavorful dining experience.
Full bar available with 7 HD TV's available for your favorite sports.
Okemo Snowmobile Tours
|Address:||1584 Route 100A
Plymouth, Vermont 05056
Experience the excitement & adventure of snowmobiling with Okemo Vermont’s oldest, largest and most experienced snowmobile tour. We offer a range of riding that is suited for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced rider. We supply you with the newest high-tech Polaris snowmobiles, helmets and boots. Our snowmobile tours run every day so Let the Excitement Begin!
Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern
|Address:||698 Route 11 West,
Chester, Vermont 05143
Our 1810 country inn is in the beautiful Okemo Valley. Located in Chester, we are minutes away from many activities. Hiking, biking or just to enjoy the views. VAST Trail Access. Situated on 5.5 acres of beautiful gardens and lawn. This Federal-Style Farmhouse features 8 guest rooms, all with private bath. The tavern and restaurant are ready to welcome you. Proprietors Francy & Sheldon.
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VT Association of Snow Travelers
|Address:||26 VAST Ln
Barre, Vermont 05641