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Groomers are out.
(05:35 AM, Mar 24, 2018)

Saturday, March 24th, Club #1       We had a great turnout of sleds and a great visit with Tara Slone. Not sure how many minutes of a two hour shoot you would see during the intermissions of the Nashville / Winnipeg NHL game on Sunday night but it will be a great exposure for Bathurst in the Hometown Hockey segment of the intermission.
      The groomers were out last night and with the temperatures near + 5 yesterday we just got out around 8 PM. The #1 was out of Rogers Lake on 23 East down towards Nepisiguit as far as the highway 430 where it met the #2 from Bathurst. made the return trip plus up t the 507 at Red Pine Shelter, and is currently on the 22 as far as the 301/22 intersection. It will turn there and run  back to the Nine East Shelter. The #2 was out from Atlantic Host to Nepisiguit and up the 23 as far as Nine Mile mile East road, turned when it met the #1 and is on its way back to the Host.  It also did the 505 back by the Lodge. Will try and update around noon today.
    Just a little interesting stat for you. The #1 groomer has traveled 11,000 Km this season and the #2 groomer 8,100 Km. We still have a ways to go yet. That is a lot of lonely hours in the groomer in the middle of nowhere. 

Rogers Sportsnet and Hometown Hockey in Bathurst this Weekend
(07:00 AM, Mar 23, 2018)

     Today,  at 10:am Rogers Sports Net will be filming a special segment on Snowmobiling in Bathurst for broadcast on Sunday March 25th, This special will be shown during the NHI game Nashville Predators Vs Winnipeg Jets.
     The filming will take place starting at the Atlantic Host Property at the back entrance and will feature a short training session with Tara Sloan of Rogers Sports Net and then a short drive of 2-3km to get some footage of Tara enjoying our trails.
      We would like to see as many local and any visiting snowmobilers as possible join us for this taping. It will only take about an hour or so starting at 10:00am and will offer us an opportunity to showcase our wonderful winter tourism treasure which is known throughout Atlantic Canada.
     Dress in your best gear and bring your snowmobile and all your friends to the Host and be part of this special TV Program. Do it for your Home Town!!
Dave Brewster VP Nepisiguit Sport Lodge Inc. 

Jonathan Ochoa with Rogers Sportsnet and Hometown Hockey are heading to Bathurst New Brunswick during the weekend of 23-25. They usually film a feature with Tara Slone called the Hometown Must and are also interested in filming a feature where we teach Tara how to operate a snowmobile and get her to ride the trails of Bathurst. It would air on March 25, 2018 during the pre-game broadcast of the Nashville Predators Vs Winnipeg Jets on March 25. Through the efforts and coordination of our VP Dave Brewster we will make this happen. We will also have one of the groomers on hand. This will give Bathurst a unique recognition on what snowmobiling is all about and what it means for the Bathurst community and indeed the surrounding areas here in the north.

Rogers Sportsnet in Bathurst this Morning
(05:45 AM, Mar 23, 2018)

     Jonathan Ochoa with Rogers Sportsnet and Hometown Hockey are in Bathurst this morning 10 AM at the Atlantic Host. Please see the 7 AM post coming up at 7AM for all the details. Everyone with a snowmobile is welcome to attend this “shoot” by Rogers and it will air during the NHI game Nashville Predators Vs Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.

     Just under 5 cm last night, which was great. Groomers were idle last night but not before grooming Piston Alley and half way towards Serpentine plus the 507, Trail 19 between East Bathurst and the Host and the 500 down to Riverside Drive. Trails are in very good shape and groomed up well yesterday. Traffic was down to a minimum.

Update 4 PM
(04:00 PM, Mar 22, 2018)

The #1 just at the Meridian Brook turnoff on Trail 23 and is heading back to Rogers Lake. The #2 is back at Atlantic Host until late tomorrow . It came from the Shop in East Bathurst on Trail 19 west.

Last Wednesday Night Supper at the Lodge
(08:00 AM, Mar 22, 2018)

      It was another great Wednesday night supper at the lodge, unfortunately for most, it will be our last supper at the lodge this year. It was a delicious Bar-B-Q strip sirloin grilled up by master chef Lee Stever served up by our sponsors and Nepisiguit staff and volunteers. It was again sponsored by Tim Hortons and Stotharts Automotive and thanks to Brent and Darryl the rep sponsors for being on hand with loads of great prizes. We had a wonderful contingent from outside the Bathurst with people from NS, PEI, Moncton, as well as our faithful sledders from the Miramichi.
     At this time we would first want to thank all of our supper sponsors who make these suppers happen and lastly to all attendees who I’m sure are counting the days where we will start back again next season. A big thank you from or executive.

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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.


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

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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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Over the years the annual membership has kept pace in the Bathurst area because of the support of the out of town snowmobilers. ...

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Deep snowfalls are carved some of the best snowmobile trails you will find anywhere. The trail leading from Bathurst to the Apalachian Range ...

Bathurst Trails - Nepisiquit Sports Lodge

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


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