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Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders - President's Message

October 2018


President's Message

The Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders maintain approximately 67 miles of trails between Corridor 2 (the Pipeline) and Stone Dam at Highway 105 via Corridors 102, 102A, 1, 1A, 98, and F98. 

Last year we had a banner year riding season.  I personally logged my 2nd highest mileage year ever and had my single best riding day EVER with the big dumping we got during one storm.  Our ‘Cookout at the Roost’ club event was the biggest ever.  Sure, we had a couple weeks of rain, we always do, but it was a great season overall. 

Equipment-wise it wasn’t a great year.  A major breakdown of our PB400 (a spun crank bearing, and one about to spin) caused us to lose precious grooming time, but our neighbor club, the Lunenburg Polar Bears, helped us to keep our trails open and maintained during that time.

We’ve re-decked two bridges this fall and have plenty of prep work still to do for the 2018/2019 season, but with Mother Nature’s cooperation we’ll have some great trails this winter.

We are a very small club and are always in need of new ‘active’ members that want to attend meetings, help out with the trail work, groom, and hold elected or appointed positions within the club.  If you are interested, please go to one of our meetings or give me a call.  If you like us on Facebook you’ll get updates of club activities, etc. 

Even the smallest amount of help can aid us greatly.

Including our trails, Vermont has over 5,500 miles of some of the best snowmobiling around.  Most are on private land, with the balance being on state, and federal lands.  These generous land owners, in cooperation with VAST, clubs like ours, and many tireless volunteers keep trails maintained, groomed, and ready to ride on.  Our Club members pride themselves on our trails and on signage being second to none in VT. 

Our club generally meets on the third Saturday each month at the Guild Hall, in Guildhall, VT.  We have them on Saturday so that snowmobilers that aren’t local to the area can attend meetings.  Please attend a meeting if you can.  Generally, they are an hour or less.  You can even ride your snowmobile to the meeting as the Guild Hall is right on the trail when you go through town.

Visit our web site at http://ctvalleysnoriders.com or our facebook page for up-to-date club information, activities, trail conditions, weather conditions and more!! 

See you on the trail, 

John Orlowski    President CTVSR