While some feel the best things in life are worth waiting for, others attack their sports with wayfaring gusto. Vermont's snowmobilers prefer to enjoy winter and the great outdoors at high speeds.
The non-profit Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) has led the development of 3,600 miles of finely groomed and well-marked trails. Signs warn action lovers to stay on the trails and beware of sharp curves, as well as designating areas to eat and refuel.
The trails run statewide, making almost every nook and cranny accessible by snowmobile. White church steeples, covered bridges and an abundance of wildlife await along the way. Depending on the amount of snow available, VAST's 150 community-based clubs hit the winter white highways in mid-December and the season generally lasts through March.