A dispute over snowmobile trails in the Calvin Coolidge National Forest is headed to federal court. Vermont Snowmobile Tours of West Bridgewater is claiming it was unfairly denied access to trails in the forest by the other groups.
The lawsuit claims that Killington Snowmobile Tours and the four clubs denied the group access to their trails. State law requires commercial snowmobile companies operating on public lands get permission from the state agency regulating that land and any snowmobile club responsible for trail maintenance.
Vermont Snowmobile Tours attorney John Ruggiero says his client was given no reason for being denied access to the trails.