About Us

Advocating sustainable multi-use trails and glades in the vicinity of Central Vermont. “Like” us on Facebook for updates on trails, meetings, work days and group adventures.

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First Annual Vermont Backcountry Ski Forum

Mission
The Mission of Rochester/Randolph Area Sport Trail Alliance is to provide safe and sustainable multiple use trails for the enjoyment of area residents and visitors.

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Description
Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA) was founded during the winter of 2013. The initial efforts of RASTA centered around developing ways to promote backcountry skiing access on public and private land. Before long, RASTA members realized there was additional local interest in trails for other forms of non-motorized multi-use year round outdoor activities as well, not only back country skiing. Local interest quickly grew around the idea of creating a sustainable trail and glade network that extends through public and private land and can be used for various non-motorized activities such as hiking, running, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and mountain biking. The proposed trails and glades would encourage non-motorized activities for locals and visitors alike.

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 RASTA volunteers building a multi-use single track trail

Today RASTA is a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) and a pilot chapter of the Catamount Trail Association (CTA).  The 501(c)(3) status allows RASTA to receive tax-deductable donations and the chapter status allows RASTA to qualify for publicly funded trail grants.  So join RASTA today as a “RASTA Winter” member or as a “RASTA Summer” member or better yet – both!