General Information About the Club, Trails and Groomer
The Shrewsbury Sno-Birds Snowmobile Club maintains 36 miles of trail with a Tucker 2000 Groomer in a mountainous region of Rutland County. The club was formed in 1971, one of the first clubs established in the state. Our founders organized the Shrewsbury Sno-Birds with these goals in mind:
- to promote and encourage better relationships between snowmobilers and land owners
- to promote and encourage the preservation and protection of our natural environment
- to educate snowmobilers, young and old, in safe and proper snowmobile practices
- to develop snowmobile facilities and provide information regarding such facilities
- to represent snowmobilers and landowners in matters concerning their common interest
A 2006 Tucker 2000 Terra was purchased in 2010 and has produced an even better quality of groomed trail as well as making grooming more efficient. It is outfitted with long tracks and front and rear air lockers for better traction when climbing our steep terrain. Behind the Tucker, an eight foot Mountain Drag works exceptionally well in all weather and temperature conditions at smoothing trails. The former machine, an LMC 1500, was an older machine and it needed to be up graded to a class one machine and with early and late season grooming with low snow conditions the steel track unit was not as good on the trails as the new Tucker machine. We are fortunate because our trails are relatively high in elevation so receive more snow when lower regions may have none or less.
The club is very dedicated to keeping our trails open and safe. In 2011, after tropical storm Irene wreaked havoc on the area, Sno-Birds put in 240+ hours of equipment time to rebuild our trails and repair or replace 7 bridges. To get an idea of the extent of the damage please see our Irene Damage Gallery, our SmugMug gallery devoted entirely to Irene damage and the repairs our dedicated members made. Many thanks for all their work.
The Shrewsbury Sno-Birds meetings are every month from August to April, with summer meetings as needed. Check the blog for announcements. Meetings are the second Tuesday, 7:00 pm at the Southside Restaurant on 117 South Main Street in Rutland. Come and join us! As a nonprofit organization, it has become our tradition to donate money to a needy individual or organization. We hope that you find our website useful and informative. We greatly appreciate your participation with comments and photos.
Officers of Our Non-Profit Organization
Shrewsbury Sno-Birds Snowmobile Club
PO Box 375
Cuttingsville, VT 05738
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Location of Shrewsbury, Vermont