Trail Conditions
Trails are Still Closed. Drive with CAUTION
(06:00 AM, Nov 20, 2018)

Tuesday, Nov 20th, Club #1
       As everyone knows, the trails are still closed to the snowmobile federation. Having said this a word of caution to all who are riding. Please drive with care and attention to hazards. There have already been two fatalities in Quebec. If there is ever a mishap on any of the roads you are snowmobiling on, the chance that an immediate rescue may be short coming. Just take your time and have your family know where you are off too and roads you are sledding on. Drive with multiple friends and have ample tools with you to take care of any mishaps. 

Great News on 503.
(07:00 AM, Nov 19, 2018)

Monday, Nov 19th, Club #1
    We have secured the approval of the new route for trail 503. Much work has gone through the pipes to get this done. We want to acknowledge the work from Kyle Good, Trails Manager NBFSC, Ron Scott and Don from the Nepisiguit Club for making this happen. This trail will replace the TV Tower Trail, which has been giving us many logistical problems over the past few years. If anyone is familiar with the Popple Depot area, there is a pit just up the road on Trail 23. The trail will start there and run through Upsalquitch Lake across Highway 180 (Road to Resources) and terminate at Simpsons Fields on Trail 19. Sign posts at Trail 23 and 19 are being constructed and have yet to be positioned. There will be signs to be installed as well. The shelter in the pit near Popple Depot has been placed and some wood has been procured for the shelter (thanks to local camp owners).
    This trail will offer spectacular views in the area of Popple Depot and I’m sure the sledders familiar with this change will be anticipating a great ride. We’ll do our best to keep this groomed, which I’m sure will be a task in itself. See map attached. 
    This is one of many non stop issues so far this pre season.

More Snow
(06:00 AM, Nov 17, 2018)

Saturday, Nov 17th, Club #1 -4 C
     With the storm that came on Tuesday (it settled by about by about 6 cm) and the 20 + centimeters we got in the last 18 hours, Bathurst has a minimum of 35 to 40 cm down and there could be more in the high ground. With this snow down, we could use some soft weather to get the snow settled to a little harder base. So far so good. Haven’t seen this since the 70’s and 80’s. Like I said earlier 7 months of winter .
    Spoke with Alyre last night 9 PM and he said at that time he had about 18 inches down. Whatever the number is there will be tons of snow up in the Christmas Mountains and Serpentine areas.

Weather System Coming Today
(07:00 AM, Nov 16, 2018)

Friday, Nov 16th, Club #1  -14 in Bathurst
     I was checking on last year’s trail reports to see when we had rideable snow. It was mainly near the end of November when Serpentine was booked for the 28th with around 12 inches of snow. Although sleds were out in that Oct snowfall this year, it basically disappeared until we got about 20 cm this Tuesday. If we get this snow forecasted for another 15 to 20 cm today, this would put us ahead of last year. 
    It has been cold with high winds most of this week. But as I had the conversation about where we live here in the Maritimes, we should be thankful for the little hardship of shoveling a bit of snow compared to other parts of the continent with all the environmental weather related disasters. There is nothing much we can do about the weather except be environment cautious . 
   We have some good news coming and waiting on more. If you are out riding this weekend, please ride with extreme caution. Also a mention for anyone in the Popple Depot area, we are looking for people to add to the wood pile for the new shelter. Someone has stocked the shelter with about a 3 week supply of wood. We just got the new shelter last week, so with this weather, it kind of put us behind the 8 Ball on this one. Any help would be appreciated.

For NS and PEI Sledders
(07:00 AM, Nov 15, 2018)

       REMINDER   Take advantage and sign up for the early bird Trail Permit, a savings of $75 +HST prior to Dec 16th. The Trail permits are available now at Service NB and for people wanting to sign up for our Club #1, Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile Club just make sure you designate Club #1 on your permit. We urge the slogan “Buy Where You Ride”. For your convenience our members and anyone in Nova Scotia you can pick up your permit at in Dartmouth. For our members and anyone in Prince Edward Island you can pick up your permit at in Charletown. For all other out of province members or want to be members you can use the application form mailed to you or download the form in the “permits” section of our web site (save $15; the mailing fee by doing so with our club). Substantial savings for everyone by signing up before the “Early Bird Date” of Dec 15.

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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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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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Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

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Professional Employees

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...


Flexible Membership

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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Excellent Trail

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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