Trail Conditions
November 30th: Update on Club #1 Activities
(06:00 AM, Nov 30, 2020)

Monday, Nov 30th, Club #1  
     There isn’t much sign of any snow this week with a lot of rain in the immediate forecast. The ground is barely frozen and this week will not help matters. We had well mover a foot of snow at this time last year. The groomers are all ready and trail signage is near completion.
      Shelters are ready with wood and the None Mile Shelter situation is ready with a new stove and pipe fittings. ((By NBFSC directions the shelters will remain closed)). We want to thank all the volunteers to help make this happen. The Nepisiguit Lodge will be open this year with food beverage and gas.
       Due to the Coved situation all fund raising by the club will cease. These fundraiser events are absolutely necessary to subsidize our grooming costs. To replace these events we have decided that the only way that we can replace these fund raisers is by having a lottery. Here are some details on the lottery: We are planning on selling 1000 tickets at $100 per ticket and we feel that with over 1400 member this would not be a hard sell plus the fact that we will be selling to the local public as we have a very loyal base here in the vicinity of Bathurst. Thank you in advance for your support in purchasing these tickets and a big thank you to those who have already purchased. You can purchase them in from these sellers or on line by clicking here: https://www.lottery.bathursttrails.com/ 
Kerr's Chainsaw Ltd. Bradley Kerr. They have 9 of our tickets given away free on a designated purchase over a 3 week period.
City Center. Claude Doucet
West End Sports. Guy Hache
Brunswick Powersports. Yves Mazerolle
Patterson Sales. Chris Young / Andrew Carroll
3-Step Contracting. Marc Poirier
Theriault's Groceries. Jennifer Tardif
Glendenning’s Convenience 
Curt’s Auto Repair
Eugene Frenette
Mike Skerry
Marco Leblanc
Marc Hannan
Clayton Chamberlain
Bryan Harris
Denise Lebreton Pokemouche 727-8398
Micheline Basque
David Carroll
Bob Comeau
Don Kenny alankenn@nbnet.nb.ca 
Dave Brewster 



Update Nov 23 Club #1
(06:00 AM, Nov 23, 2020)

     Just a little update for all our snowmobile friends. We don’t have any snow yet except for traces here and there (mostly there). There will be precip most of the week and there are chances that we may have some white stuff in the high ground Rogers Lake to Serpentine, but we’ll have to wait and see.
     Our groomers are 99.99% ready to go and we are still plugging away on last minute trail signage and maintenance. Remembering last year we had many inches of snow and people were out sledding, but this is White Gold Country and it is just a matter of time. 
     Have you purchased your ticket for The Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile Club lottery fundraiser yet? Tickets are $100 a piece, and our goal is to sell 1000. The prize structure will be a 50/50 draw, with half of the prize money being distributed amongst the winners and the club receiving the other half. The draw will be held on February 14th, 2021. 
      This lottery fundraiser will replace our famous Wednesday Night Suppers, and other various fundraising events, which we unfortunately will not be able to host for the 2021 season due to COVID-19 regulations. In previous years, these supper fundraisers subsidized our grooming and trail maintenance costs. We groom for well over 2000 hours each year, so these funds are extremely important to the upkeep of our trails!   
   Purchase your tickets and find more details here https://www.lottery.bathursttrails.com/ 
We thank you for your continued support and can’t wait to see you at the lodge this winter (we will still be open for regular service; however, it will be under Covid guidelines)! 
Here are some of our outlets for purchasing tickets
Kerr's Chainsaw Ltd. Bradley Kerr. They have 9 of our tickets given away free on a designated purchase over a 3 week period. 
City Center. Claude Doucet 
West End Sports. Guy Hache 
Brunswick Powersports. Yves Mazerolle 
Patterson Sales. Chris Young / Andrew Carroll 
3-Step Contracting. Marc Poirier 
Theriault's Groceries. Jennifer Tardif 
Glendenning’s Convenience  
Curt’s Auto Repair 
Eugene Frenette 
Mike Skerry 
Marco Leblanc 
Marc Hannan 
Clayton Chamberlain 
Bryan Harris 
Denise Lebreton Pokemouche 727-8398 
Micheline Basque 
David Carroll 
Bob Comeau 
Don Kenny alankenn@nbnet.nb.ca  
Dave Brewster 




Lottery Tickets and Trail Permits
(06:00 AM, Nov 10, 2020)

Tuesday, Nov 10th, Club #1  
     Have you purchased your ticket for The Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile Club lottery fundraiser yet?   Tickets are $100 a piece, and our goal is to sell 1000. The prize structure will be a 50/50 draw, with half of the prize money being distributed amongst the winners and the club receiving the other half. The draw will be held on February 14th, 2021. 
This lottery fundraiser will replace our famous Wednesday Night Suppers, and other various fundraising events, which we unfortunately will not be able to host for the 2021 season due to COVID-19 regulations. In previous years, these supper fundraisers subsidized our grooming and trail maintenance costs. We groom for well over 2000 hours each year, so these funds are extremely important to the upkeep of our trails!       Purchase your tickets and find more details here                          https://www.lottery.bathursttrails.com/ 
Purchase your tickets and find more details here 
We thank you for your continued support and can’t wait to see you at the lodge this winter (we will still be open for regular service)! 
     On another note: our trail permits are on sale right now at Service NB. For all of our New Brunswick members this is the only way to purchase your permits. All other Maritimers can do the same, but we offer you some options for buying your “Early Bird Permit” up until Dec 15th and here they are: 1. You can download our form from our “Permit Page” on our website 2. For your convenience we have outlets in PEI and Nova Scotia where you can directly buy your early bird permit and they are: Winslow, PEI at Toymaster and in Dartmouth, NS at Full Throttle Power Sports as well as West Pubnico at the Petro Canada Service Center.  

     Ron Scott and crew were out most of last week on trail inspection and signage. The boys are making sure that all is well with trails in which we anticipate a busy season.  



Buy Your Tickets On Line Or From These Sellers
(04:00 AM, Oct 31, 2020)

https://www.lottery.bathursttrails.com/?fbclid=IwAR2wcvA836J5eyq8eXTHX_IwWOh6dxaqOFGJV7K6mKI-f4HXnhn6AX5hpU8 

Here are some of our outlets for purchasing tickets

Kerr's Chainsaw Ltd. Bradley Kerr
City Center. Claude Doucet
West End Sports. Guy Hache
Brunswick Powersports. Yves Mazerolle
Patterson Sales. Chris Young / Andrew Carroll
3-Step Contracting. Marc Poirier
Theriault's Groceries. Jennifer Tardif
Glendenning’s Convenience 
Curt’s Auto Repair
Eugene Frenette
Mike Skerry
Marco Leblanc
Marc Hannan
Clayton Chamberlain
Denise Lebreton Pokemouche 727-8398
Micheline Basque
David Carroll
Bob Comeau
Don Kenny alankenn@nbnet.nb.ca 
Dave Brewster 
Chris Primrose Nova Scotia
Note: If you want to sell a book/books of tickets you will have a chance to win a free trail permit for the 2021-22 snowmobile season. There will be two such prizes which will be drawn after the lottery.


Volunteers did a Big Job at Red Pine Shelter on Wednesday
(08:00 PM, Oct 28, 2020)

Wednesday, Oct 28th, Club #1 Another big job done by our beautiful volunteers. Thanks Guys and Gals. Much appreciated.
        Craig Lindsay, Bonnie Boucher, Adam Russell, and Jake Vienneau finished up another big job today at red pine shelter! All the wood that was delivered before restrictions were put in place has now been split and piled!! They also brushed all around the shelter! A big thank you to Ace leasing aswell for the wood splitter!! We have a great group of people involved in our club, all the help is appreciated!! We still have a bit of clean up + stove installation at Nine Mile. See previous post for lottery tickets.






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Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.

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The club has two Lamtrac LTR 5200 Quad trail groomers

We take pride in ourselves to offer one of the most friendly atmospheres in the system and tourists just love the product that our club puts out.

Location

The lodge is conveniently located at the junction of trail 23 and 52.

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For any part of the New Brunswick's Trail sytem at a nominal charge.

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Nepisiguit Club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile  club #1, which is the oldest snowmobile club in the province, has the largest membership in New Brunswick with 949 registered last season (826 for 15/16),  (849 for 14/15), (794 for 13/14), (809 for 12/14), (765 for 11/12), (579 for 07/08) with a strong Nova Scotia and PEI contingent and maintains a trail system about 400 Kilometers in length. The club started in 69/70 with one small groomer with membership fees of $10 and groomed  about 175 Km in the area between Brunswick Mines (Old Theriault Rd), Highway 430 (Nine Mile East Rd), and the now Caribou Mines.

Trails were designated and signed by such names as Caribou, Bear, Fox, Rabbit and Beaver. Log shelters were built along the trails and were also designated with animal names. One unique feature at the beginning was that all traffic was in one direction. It made for safer trails as the drags were only so wide. The trails were made in a series of 5 loops and one could vary their trip in any combination of loops as they so wished. We only use a small percentage of these trails today in our present system< namely: Nine Mile East, Nine Mile North, Rio, and the Forty Four. As time progressed  the trails expanded closer to Nepisiguit Falls where the Bathurst Fish and Game Ass. had built a lodge which is currently the Nepisiguit Sports Lodge. Then it progressed into Bathurst to the Atlantic Host Motor Inn.  Then the trail system blew up into the Chaleur area ( we were all one club back then) and down to the Miramichi to the Belfont area where there was a thriving club house.

Of course everything was dependent on the volunteer. Some of the founders were Howard Doucet , Bud Kenny, John Labonville  and there were a few more, plus loads of volunteers.  
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Our club employs 7-10 employees each winter in order to provide a level of service that can meet the expectations of our members and guests...

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The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.

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