Vermont's snowmobile season ends with warm-up

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Snowmobile season typically runs through mid-April in Vermont, but not this year.

The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers and the Forest Service have officially closed all snowmobile trails after a winter of little snow and nearly a week of summer-like temperatures.

VAST has posted an historic photo of a car traveling through mud on its website saying the season has ended.

The Forest Service said Friday that it works together with VAST to maintain 472 miles of national forest system trails that are part of the statewide snowmobile trail system. Many of the Green Mountain National Forest trails also are used for snowshoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing, as well as snowmobiling.