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.






JOIN for 2016




Dues are Due!

This year we begin construction on the 'connector trail' to Ascutney State Park!  This is a very exciting project that we've been working toward for several years. We will also be conducting a lot of maintenance and rehabilitation on our existing older trails. We had a great year in 2015 and are looking forward to new projects and events for 2016. Of course, we'll need your help! Volunteers on trail days and at events will be be handsomely rewarded (with lots of good karma)! We will also need to raise money to purchase materials and additional tools. The best way you can help us fund our goals is to join as a member, and in doing so you'll get your own rewards that more than pay off the membership dues (with real $ value savings!).

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 2016 go to


Thank you!!


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 and choose STAB as your primary or secondary membership.  Thanks so much!

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


STAB Board of Directors


Office Name
President C. Michael Bell
Treasurer Lorinda Button
Secretary/Communications Erin Kershaw
At-Medium Leah Gartner
At-Medium Laura Stillson
At-Large Chris Leister
At-XLarge Colin McKaig
At-XXLarge Jason Merrill
Trail Manager Jim Lyall

We welcome your feedback and input.  If you are a member, you can contact us directly through the website message service using our user names.
If you are not a member, email us at

VMBA/STAB Membership New for 2016!

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

Then Join VMBA and pick STAB as your primary chapter.

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