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Slope and Trail Report for Northeastern Vermont

A Reminder of the Spring 2015 Season

"Monday, April 13, 2015.  Folks, with the temperature at 65 degrees, the snow is now melting at a good pace.  Most of the VAST Trail was open through this past weekend, however, as of today, the season appears to have drawn to a close.  Thanks for a great year and see you next winter!!"

 

The VAST Trail Report for  the NEK
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Caledonia County

Coles Pond Sledders in Caledonia County Snowmobile Club

Caledonia County Snowmobile Trails Club

Essex County

Brighton Snowmobile Club

Canaan Border Riders

NEK Snow Blasters

Canaan Border Riders

Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders

Lunenburg Polar Bears

Brighton Snowmobile Club

Orleans County

Country Riders

North Country Mountaineers Snowmobile Club

For more information visit Source: www.vtvast.org

 
The Trail Report at the Jay Peak Resort

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Tuesday March 21st, 2017 | Updated 12:31 pm

Snow starting falling just before 9:00 AM and we already have about an inch on the ground. The radar looks pretty good for the rest of the day, hopefully, our forecasts are fulfilled and we pulled 3" out of this. even more would be accepted too, Ullr. 

The mountain will be in great shape today; our Groomers have been out all night putting a fresh corduroy surface on nearly all of our trails. Expect to see large moguls form on our non-groomed terrain, and if that's your thing, head towards Northwest Passage or Poma Line for the burly bumps.

Today, we hope to ski and ride on all 78 trails serviced by all 9 of our lifts, AKA 100% open. Upper mountain lifts are scheduled to start at 9:00 AM, just after lower mountain lifts start the day at their scheduled time of 8:30 AM. As always, last chair for all lifts is at 4:00 PM. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Join us in the Tower Bar (2nd floor of Tram Haus Lodge) for Trivia Tuesday. It's free to play, family friendly, and the winner walks away with a prize. More info HERE.

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Jay Peak Resort Conditions & Weather Report

The Trail Report at the Burke Mountain Resort

                              

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Today's Mountain Report

Updated Tue Mar 21st 7:07

Today is silver streaker Tuesday where ages 55+ can ski/ride for just 55+. In opposite fashion, yesterday we enjoyed a picture perfect first day of spring and as we roll into day two - doesn't appear winter is over just yet. Temps will reach in the mid 30s but then drop and stay there for the remainder of the week. We'll see increasing clouds as the day progresses with a chance of snow in the forecast throughout the day and into tomorrow morning. Surfaces make for some quick turns on the groomers with 18 trails being tracked overnight including Powderhorn, Carriage Road, Deer Run, Upper/Big Dipper, Upper/Lower Warren's, Upper/Lower Foxes, Lower Bear Den, The Shoot, Upper/Lower Willoughby, High Meadows Pass, Binney Lane, Bunker Hill, Carter Country and Dashney Mile. REMINDER: Mid Burke Express will see an early lift load this morning of 8am to support the BMA SG Training. Big Dipper, middle section of deer run and flaming eddy's will be closed this morning and tomorrow morning until 11am. Lot's to look forward to this weekend including another front arriving sometime on Friday which has the potential to deliver more new snow accumulation in addition to the biggest party of the season with our annual pond skim competition and festivities. Party gets started already Friday evening in the Tamarack with Electric Sorcery jamming from 8-11pm. Be in line by 10am Saturday morning up in the Mid Burke Lodge if you plan on competing as participation is capped at 50 with 1st place male and female winning a 2017/18 winter season pass. Apres will follow at 4pm in the Hotel Day Lodge with the Starline Rhythm Boys dancing us right into the evening hours. It's going to be a blast and a great way to pay homage to the fantastic winter season. We'll look forward to seeing you at Burke Mountain!

Burke Mountain Resort Weather & Conditions

 

 

Rails to Rails Moves Forward

Travelers May Enjoy The Connect

Here, in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, green goes mobile as the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail extends its reach from St. Johnsbury to Danville, VT. 

A project designed to revitalize the economy by way of recycling an existing rail trail into a four season tourist trek for hikers, bikers, horseback riders, snowmobilers, cross country skiers and the like, is picking up steam.

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail organization oversees this effort and the combined work of the VAST organization and VT Transit Authority who made this project possible.

This October 11th a 75 foot bridge was lowered over Vernon St. in St. Johnsbury that connects the town to West Danville via trail. 

The trail is currently available to non motorized travelers who may walk, bike or horseback ride its .4 gradient elevation south to West Danville. Those who enjoy a long walk might appreciate the trail's modest slope that will encompass most of its length.

This winter, snowmobilers, cross country skiers and snow shoe-ers may travail this path for the first time.

In west Danville, another bridge is expected to be completed this month. This spring, the work will continue its reach towards Hardwick, VT.

Construction began this spring with these two bridges, as the LVRT received its ACT 250 permit for the first phase of this three phase project. 


The project, when completed, will allow a 93.2 mile trek from St. Johnsbury to Swanton, VT. It’s $9.5 million cost is funded, in part, by the VAST Organization and a 5.2 million Federal grant with supporters covering 20%.


The project is expected to bring business to towns and businesses via the connect as travelers will enjoy the hotels, inns and restaurants along the way.

This effort is a part of a country wide effort to revitalize regions by way of existing rail trails no longer in use.

Marcia Horne 10/20/2013

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