By The Charlotte News

Vermonter, Chris Myers

Vermonter Chris Myers, 32, comes from three generations of snowmobilers. He was recently appointed president of the Shelburne Charlotte Association of Snow Travelers (SCAT) Snowmobile Club and Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST).

SCAT is one of the oldest trail systems created by VAST for snowmobile enthusiasts, Myers said. It’s one of the original snowmobile clubs established in the state, and it’s currently looking for volunteers to keep the club in operation.

Please consider attending an informational meeting about the trail system on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dutch Mill Family Restaurant.

From the age of nine Myers has taken snowmobile trips with his father, mother, brothers and friends, leaving from his backyard on a trail they made to connect to the VAST system. He remembers trips to the Dutch Mill and embarking on long stretches through Mr. Farrington’s property to Dorset Street, followed by “mystical woodsy trails leading to and grazing Shelburne Pond.”

He spoke of childhood memories of snowmobiling open fields leading to the crossing at Palmer’s Sugar House. “The quaint rides through tree lines covered with snow led to the home of dedicated groomer Norm Thibault, whose commitment to our club is priceless,” Myers said. “Norm dedicates his own time and machine to allow us to enjoy fresh, safe trails. He is a thankless hero to me and the rest of our group, along with the Denton family who also live a lifestyle of constant work.”

When the snow hits, Myers and his crew are firing up the snowmobiles, ready to take advantage of the gift of snow. “Following Norm’s property is another scenic mix of woods and wide-open fields leading to Marble’s store and onward past the Nichols farm to the flats leading to the great ascent to the top of Mt. Philo,” he said.

Myers would like to invite all who utilize the trail, from cross-country skiers, snowshoers and all who enjoy walking them with pets, neighbors, friends and children to get involved and help preserve this system to bring memories and stories to future generations.

“We have a long list of loyal landowners who we cannot express our gratitude enough to,” Myers said. “It is these kind individuals who support what we do that makes all of this possible. They are true Vermonters in my book.”

When he’s not on the trails, Myers is inspecting homes and conducting radon testing with his business, Myers Vermont Home Inspectors, in Charlotte. “My passion for real estate is equally as strong as my enthusiasm for the available trail system for all to enjoy thanks to our loyal and much-appreciated land owners,” he said.

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