December 2022
Next Meeting: Wednesday, 12/14/2022 , 7 PM at the Beehive.  All are welcome
We all saw 5 feet of snow in the Buffalo area and we were jealous.  Well, that has all melted and we are now waiting for cold and snow to come our way.  It will come and we all need to be ready! Thanks to everyone who participated in our successful fundraisers this year which has funded our ability to get our trails ready once we are ready to ride, baby, ride!! Special thanks to Matt and da boys for some crucial trail relocations and those businesses that donated resources to make this happen.  We are very fortunate to have the support we have as a Club! THANK YOU!

Please come to the meeting Wednesday night. It's always an exciting time; plus you get to see the live drawing of the $ 20 raffle. We would love to see everyone there.  Our Bee Hive is located right next to the Bailey Airport off Sunset Road in Barre Town.

President's  Message

So many great things happening over the past month thanks to our dedicated group of volunteers. From trail re-routes to trail maintenance to groomer maintenance to great events like the annual Dinner Raffle; a ton of work got done .....and now it's time to ride!  The forecast calls for a possible Nor' Easter toward the end of this week. Let's hope we get some decent snow out of it!

Thank you to all our volunteers. We're always looking for more to join; please come to a meeting or reach out to me if you would like to get involved.

Our 52 miles of trails are located on 179 parcels of land involving approximately 150 landowners. Please thank a landowner whenever you can. Without them, we have no trails.

- Steve "'Project SRV Resto is almost ready to go" Avery


Early-Bird TMA sales got off to a slow start in October but November sales surpassed November 2021 sales.  We have some ground to make up in sales from the low October sales but our new and past membership doesn’t disappoint.  Our trail masters are busy improving our trails and getting ready for the snow season.  Our membership outreach will continue to move forward to keep our Bee Hive alive!  A big THANK YOU to all who have purchased Early-Birds and gave our club the financial boost to get an early start on projects.  
Early Bird sales end Dec 15.  Save some $$ and buy early.

Go to our website to purchase your TMA. 

- Francine Perkins, Membership Chair

$ 20 Monthly Raffle

We have had our first drawing of the Year!!  We have three lucky people who won TMA’s! They are:

Justin Johnson, Phil Demers and Ben Evans!

Here are the rest or your winners!

  • Our first-time canine pet winner.  Congratulations “Ruger”
  • Dave Rouleau
  • Tim Gochey
  • Spruce Mountain Granite
  • Paul Giannoni
  • Jay Perkins
  • Scott Lange
  • Theo Valsangiacomo
  • Billy Kane
 Thanks to all who have supported this special fundraiser!  Good luck next month!

- John “Thank you all” Plante – Dave “Got it done” Watson

Sno-Bees Dinner Raffle

Thank you to all involved with this year's dinner raffle. We had a great turn out. Check out a complete account here, including prize winners.

- Bob Campo

Trail Support Signboard

We finished up our work at the signboard and the new flag and lights are looking good! Be sure to stop by and check it out this season.

Check out all of our great sponsors. Keep them in mind when shopping for goods and services in the area. Let's keep it local and support those who support us 

Contact us if you are interested in purchasing a space. The cost is $ 250 for a single 1’x2’ sign and $ 500 for a double 2’x2’ for the duration of the season.

 Click here to learn how to reserve your space!

- Bruce “old sleds rule" Rancourt, Director


I want to thank all our Official Sno-Bees Trails Trustees for their efforts in working their butts off opening our trails, putting up trail signs and providing positive interactions with our landowners.  Without you all, this would not happen! Thank you!

We have had some great reroutes of our trails.  Special thanks to Steve Avery for quarterbacking a major trail relocation on Phelps Rd.  Thanks also to the Team that he put together to make this all happen. Special thanks to Dan, Jim, Scott, Tim, Joe, Logan, and Paul.  Paul also deserves mention for equipment and time for our new road crossing to the Country Club of Barre trail.  Thanks to LD Safety Marking for the new metal posts and F.R. Layfayette, Inc. for use of a blessed, time saving post pounder that helped sign the trails.

We have also improved have reconstructed a unique stone culvert in the Valley to Groton trail and replaced the bridge spanning this area.  Special thanks to Mark for his help is getting this done. Very special thanks to Dave for use his excavator for culvert replacements and improvements to this vital area.

Big thanks to Mike and Lionel for their time and effort with cleaning up the Lobster Pot turnaround.  They also did some much-needed cutting and de-brushing of this vital area.

When trails open, please report any trees or other obstructions that may be out there.  We are looking for safe passage and a clean opening of our trail system.

Remember, the earliest trails can open is Thursday December 16, 2022, and that is subject to adequate snow cover, ground conditions, grooming, getting gates opened up etc...  Be sure to check the VAST online trail map for trail status before riding. 

- Matt “Fishing be done” Marsh, Trailmaster

Club Merch

Check out our online store for your Sno-Bees merch. If can't find exactly what you are looking for online , feel free to reach out at the staff at Granite City Graphics and they can set you up.

Let's Ride!

In closing, for those that are planning their estates now or in the future, please consider including Sno-Bees in the mix if you are looking to leave some of your assets for the community. Please mention this to your friends and family if they are in this process as well. If there are questions on how to do this, feel free to reach out to me. Thank you!

Respectfully submitted,

John “Got it in the House” Plante


Sno-Bees of Barre

(802) 249-0666

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