In the fall of 1967 in South Burlington, Vermont, a small group of snowmobilers formed an association called the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST). Not long after that, the first laws pertaining to snowmobile operation were passed.
There are approximately 145 local clubs that form the VAST organization and more than 35,000 members. VAST and its local clubs are volunteer organizations.
Due to VAST and its local clubs, Vermont snowmobilers can experience some of the best snowmobiling available anywhere.