WELCOME TO THE WOODFORD SNOBUSTERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB!
The SnoBusters will be getting back on the trail for this season’s trail work, beginning September 24th. We meet at our maintenance facility, 9288 VT Route 9, Woodford, VT at 8:00 am. If you are interested in volunteering contact Stacey on facebook (link is in FB post at bottom of page) for more details. Think Snow!
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NO MORE VT FREE WEEKEND!
NEW THIS YEAR Jan 27, 28 & 29 WILL BE A $25 WEEKEND:
You will be required to buy a $25 TMA, you will need to sign-up for the weekend and carry the TMA with you with your contact information on it that matches each snowmobile. This registration for the $25 TMA will be available online on the VAST website beginning after Dec 1st.
IMPORTANT: You also must have:
A snowmobile legally registered in at least one state or province.
Liability insurance for the snowmobile (and carried with you)
If you were born after July 1, 1983 then you also much have proof that you have taken a snowmobile safety certification class. Note: Vermont recognizes other states and provinces safety education certificates.
The Woodford SnoBusters would like to thank Bill Garrison from the Green Mountain National Forest for his dedication, stewardship, and career long commitment to maintaining and improving access to our Forest We all wish Bill the best in the next chapter of his life!
Several members of the SnoBusters presented Bill with a plaque, thanking him for his service and wishing him well in his retirement, recently at a Green Mountain National Forest Meeting.
Members from other snowmobile clubs and user groups were also present
Woodford SnoBuster Trail Report, March 30, 2023: Groomer was out last night and we have a scant coating of fresh snow. Good news is that it is not forecast to get very warm today. Bad news is that Friday and Saturday are predicted to be both warm and rainy. Today will be the best conditions for the rest of the week (maybe season). We do have a snowmobile related activity on Saturday for anyone interested. The Woodford SnoBusters Annual Meeting and Elections will be held at our maintenance facility, 9822 VT Route 9, Woodford, VT beginning at Noon, April 1st. Merchandise will be available for sale and we provide an incredible meal (at no charge) to follow. This is a great opportunity to meet our volunteers, see how a snowmobile club operates and to get involved. All are welcome, hope to see you there! Think snow! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodford SnoBusters Trail Report, March 27, 2023: We have had warm temperatures and rain, but groomers went out throughout the weekend to keep trails in good shape as long as possible. Expect soft snow with some water bars and exposed hazards. Ride safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Please join the Woodford SnoBusters for our Annual Meeting and Election next Saturday, April 1st at Noon. A club sponsored meal will follow. SnoBuster merchandise will be available. Come out and meet our volunteers and get involved with your local snowmobile club! All are welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodford SnoBuster Trail Report, March 24, 2023:Unfortunately, the weather has taken it's toll. We are now getting reports that there are soft conditions throughout, with some open water bars and thin areas. Our groomers were out on Tuesday night and again Wednesday, during the day and the trails are falling apart faster than we can smooth them out. They will send all four machines out again tonight, but the rest of the weekend will be above freezing. Putting Lipstick on a Pig was the description one of our guys gave. Be cautious out there, expect late season conditions. Think snow! ... See MoreSee Less
Glen Radner sent these photos from his mid-week ride where he - started from Pine Valley parking lot- 7S to Heartwellville junction- 7N past Glastenbury Mountain- 7N to Jenk's Oasis for grade A maple syrup- over to Prospect Overlook- back to Pine valley for a 95 mile round trip- the trail to Glastenbury Mount was the smoothest- 7N above Kelly Stand Rd was the bumpiestoverall very good spring conditions, midday the snow was soft/loose, after dark the snow got crisper for a bit tighter handlingat Propect Rock the snow was close to 3' in the wood s with a branch to hit solid ground. ... See MoreSee Less
Woodford SnoBusters Trail Report, March 21, 2023: We have been getting great feedback about the trails holding up, despite the crazy conditions and the warm weather. However, there are also the expected reports of some snow melting. Peter Taber said "half the trail has fallen into the stream on corridor 7, about a 1/4 mile south of RT9". Get out and ride while the snow is still here, but look out for the usual exposed hazards and running water. You know our crew battles the conditions for as long as they can, to stretch the season for as long as possible, so take advantage of that before the warm weather wins. Ride safe! Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less
Help a fellow snowmobiler out... Denny Hackett stopped to get lunch at the Valley View Saloon in Dover, while riding in the area at about 3:00 this afternoon and someone accidentally took his Klim jacket that also had a ski doo dess key in the pocket. Both jackets were hanging next to each other and are nearly identical. If you know who might have taken the wrong jacket please let us know so these guys can get their respective jackets back. We appreciate any help. Be safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Von Shultz shared these photos and said he ran his personal drag from Prospect lot in FR273 and over Stage trail to FR 391. He said it didnt fill the bigger dips, but definately made it better. That's awesome, thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less
Check this out! A-Z Snowmobile is having a free Hot Dog Event! You can find them at the Adam's Parking Lot in Woodford. The map or app at www.vtvast.org can show you where, precisely. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodford SnoBuster Trail Report, March 17, 2023, Part 2: We have to amend our plan, groomers will still go out tonight to track pack, but without drags. The machines on the trail today are encountering extreme difficulty in maneuvering and it is clear that they will be unable to use drags. Additionally, if you are out there on a sled and you encounter a grooming machine, you will have to turn around. This is proving to be very difficult for the snowmobiles that have come across our machines today. They are getting stuck, which is no fun and it is adding extra time to the grooming efforts. There is no place for the groomers to go and getting a groomer stuck is far worse than a snowmobile. Again, this will cause huge delays and divert our resources. The best bet is to stay off the trails until we can make our passes. Whatever choices you make, do not harass our groomer operators!!! They are volunteering their time and efforts so snowmobilers may ride the best conditions possible. They do not have to be there and if they continue to get grief, they probably won't. Let's all work together so we can make the most of this snow! Be safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodford SnoBuster Trail Report, March 17, 2023: Yesterday had our groomers out track packing, and today another will be going out to Harriman Dam to pack without drag. All groomers will be going out tonight with drags. The snow is very wet and heavy and if we get warm temps and rain, it will be all that much heavier. If you encounter a groomer on the trail, you will need to turn around and go back to a spot where you can pull off. Our machines will not be able to move over, it is almost certain they will get stuck with this amount and this type of snow. We are making good progress on this mess to get you all out there to ride! Enjoy! Be safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Please be advised that Prospect Mountain will be unable to accommodate any trailer parking this weekend. They are expecting a lot of skiers and their lot is much smaller with the plow mounds. Please respect the posted notices! Be safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodford SnowBuster Trail Report, March 16, 2023: Progress report on trail clean-up: they did pack with drag from Jenks to Kellystand Tuesday night, cleaned out road crossings at 11/30 parking north of Jenks yesterday. The building was dug out to access machines in Woodford yesterday and they went without drag to clear RT 9 road crossings last night. The goal for plowing the parking lots is this afternoon. It is a huge job, but our volunteers are chipping away at it. I will post updates as they come in. Be safe! ... See MoreSee Less