Winter has arrived! And as we hit the trails for dog sledding, skijoring or fat bikejoring, some tips and tricks to get there and run safely in Vermont.
NOAA Snow Depth Map
To check the area you’d like to run in for the current local Vermont snow depth, try the NOAA Interactive Snow Depth Map. The map isn’t a 100% accurate, but It gives a good general idea of how much snow is in the area where you are planning on running.
VAST Trail Map
If you are planning on running the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers trails, VAST has an interactive map that can help you plan your adventure on the trails. You can zoom in, figure out mileage, see where the nearest parking is, places near the trail to stop and get a bite to eat, etc.
To aid you in getting to the parking lot where you plan to run, check out New England 511 for current road conditions. The map, during the summer, has useful road construction notices as well. Remember, when driving in Vermont, the posted speed is more for summertime dry roads, sunny skies and warmer temperatures. So play it safe and drive appropriately for winter road conditions.
Remember, no matter where you are running in Vermont, pack gear accordingly so you can stay safe and have a good time while you run your dogs on the trails!