Club Mission

The purpose of STAB is to advocate for continued accessibility of low-impact, local trails used for multiple non-motorized sports in the Vermont towns of West Windsor, Hartland, Reading, Weathersfield and Windsor.  We will achieve this through mutual cooperation with landowners, other local organizations, state and local officials and conservation groups.  STAB seeks to educate all parties involved with respect to environmentally sound methods of responsible trail building, use, and maintenance. STAB seeks permission from private and public landowners to create and maintain sport trails.




Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) is an association of volunteers, dedicated to local trails for foot-powered recreation.  In the area towns, there are many miles of private trails built by, maintained by and shared among members. 

STAB also built and maintains a network of public trails at the base of Mt. Ascutney - at the Ascutney Mountain Resort and at the Mt. Ascutney State Park.  These multi-use trails, along with hiking-only trails to the summit are open to the public, free of charge, as ASCUTNEY TRAILS.



  Trails are open for the winter!  Expect closure for mud season late March to early May.  Check the above link and for more info.



JOIN for 2015




Dues are Due!

This year we are building about 2 miles of new trails on Ascutney.  We need volunteers and money for materials.  We also need to purchase some tools as well as put away some funds to build the 'connector' trail to Ascutney State Park, starting in 2016

This year, as last year, memberships are through our parent organization Vermont Mountain Bike Association(VMBA).

Then you choose STAB/Ascutney Trails as your primary chapter.  Half of your membership dues come back to STAB the other half to VMBA.  VMBA uses the other half to fund a Trail Grant Fund that we as a club are guaranteed to get a piece of each year.  So the more people that join VMBA the larger the Trail Grant we as a club will receive!  So as a small to mid size club we will benefit by the pooled resources from larger clubs in the state.  You may also 'join' multiple clubs throughout the state by choosing secondary clubs that you'd like to support.   As a member you will receive many benefits, including  2 for 1 passes at 9 ski areas, free downhill and XC MTB passes, Dirt Rag subscription, and many, many discounts at vendors here and across the state.

Our plans for new trails and plans for maintaining them need your support through volunteer efforts and Membership.  Please join VMBA and choose STAB/Ascutney Trails.  Happy Trails!

TO JOIN for 2015 go to


Support Our Effort

Please consider supporting Sports Trails of the Ascutney Basin, without becoming a member.  A donation (in any amount you choose) can be made by clicking the button below.  To become a member, please go to "Join Us" under the "Membership" tab above.  Thanks so much!

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Click Here to watch some videos of people on our trails and pump track!


VMBA/STAB Membership New for 2015!

Click the banner to see all the new VMBA/STAB member benefits!

Then Join VMBA and pick STAB as your primary chapter.


Thank you for your support!



ATVs are not allowed on Ascutney Trails

The Town Selectboard did not approve the request to ammend the Act 250 permit to allow ATV's in  the town forest


Ascutney Trails are open for Skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking and running as well as biking (fatbikes on packed snow or studded tires when frozen.  Please stay off the trails with bikes during periods of thaw.).

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