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New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine Reciprical Snowmobile Weekend This Weekend

Concord, NH, January 27th, 2012 – Snowmobile riders from Vermont and Maine will have a chance to enjoy New Hampshire’s trail system this weekend.  The three states are holding a New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine Reciprocal snowmobile weekend from January 28-29.

“We are excited to welcome riders from Vermont and Maine this weekend to experience New Hampshire snowmobile trails,” said Chris Gamache, Bureau Chief for the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails. “Riding conditions in the northern part of all the states are good to great,” he added.

All snowmobiles legally registered in Vermont and Maine will be able to operate on New Hampshire trails during the three-day open weekend.  All other New Hampshire laws and rules regarding the operation of snowmobiles must be adhered to, such as speed limits, youth operation standards, etc.

Snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire will be able to operate in Vermont and Maine during the reciprocal weekend.  All other Vermont and Maine snowmobile laws and rules must be complied with, including Vermont mandatory liability insurance, youth requirements, and safety card requirement for those born after July 1, 1983.

In addition to a law that passed in 2010 for the Vermont/New Hampshire reciprocity weekend, a new law passed in 2011 includes Maine in the three-day weekend, which will occur annually on the fourth weekend in January (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) provided that our neighboring states continue to participate.

For information and conditions on snowmobiling in New Hampshire visit www.nhtrails.org, for information and rules for Vermont, visit www.vtvast.org/VAST/VT-Snowmobiling/Vermont-Laws.html and for Maine, visit www.maine.gov/ifw/laws_rules/snowlaws.htm.