Recent conversations with NHSA officials indicate that the only reciprocity with anyone is with Maine and only on one trail around North Conway. We all wish that this rumor was true, however, but I'm afraid its not.
You are correct on the point of Vermont. They will readily accept your New Hampshire Registration. However, you have to buy a TMA pass from a Vast affiliated club to use the trails legally! The trails program is not funded by the State of Vermont but thru the Vast, non profit group. This is very different than Nh and Me. as these programs are administered thru state agencies.
which is still more than an out of state nh or me reg costs. But these guys need to have the money to maintain the trails, I think it's worth an extra 100 per season to be able to ride where you want. I send the groomer fund the money I saved from registering as a club member in NH because it's worth it to have good trails.
I should clarify that my cost would be $208 total for two sleds. I like driving both sleds but not at once obviously. I will, as in the past, spring (snow?) for the registrations in NH, VT, and Maine eventhough I may get to ride each one once at worst. Just whininhg.
Just to clarify a bit. For the 2004-2005 season, VAST TMAs for non-residents were $95. You also have to join a local club which will increase the cost. I paid $120 per sled 3 years ago from the club I joined. I have not gone to VT the last 2 years due to the costs and number of weekends I had available.
I also believe you need to have proof of liability insurance these days. This was a new rule in the last year or so.
Here is a link to the VAST website that explains what is needed and how to get a TMA, . . .
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