Trail Conditions
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 http://www.fullthrottlepowersports.net/ in Dartmouth. For our members and anyone in Prince Edward Island you can pick up your permit at https://www.toymaster.ca/ 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.


Update 10 AM
(10:00 AM, Nov 14, 2018)

Well it is only Nov 14th and I’m already into updates with a big correction this morning. I found this out when I walked out this morning and seen a minimum of 8 inches down, 20 CM for the younger folks. It could be more in the immediate outskirts. 25 CM at Nepisiguit Falls. More coming Friday.


Winter Wonderland
(07:10 AM, Nov 14, 2018)

Wednesday, Nov 14th, Club #1 -6 C
    It is a winter wonderland here in Bathurst as we get ready for another 7 months of winter. We may have about 6 to 7 cm down around the city, and a little more in the highlands. I was speaking with Alyre from Serpentine and he has about 3 to 4 inches down and a lot of wind. He has lots of fuel and food, but still has a lot of work to be done to get ready for the coming season. It was wet and heavy and should make for a good base if it stays. There were remnants of snow down in the highlands from previous snowfalls and this addition will help the hard core plus there is more coming on Friday. 
    Tyler has all the wood procured for and installed at all our shelters (thanks to the many volunteers that helped him get this done) except the new one at Popple. This snow could put a damper on that so we’ll see what happens with that. I’m sure it will be taken care of as we have a lot of good members in the Dry Gulch Camp Cluster that can get that done. 
    We could see an early start again this year. Remember to try and sign up before Dec 15th and pick your club location. It is very important as that particular club receives a good portion of your permit fee. In our case it is Club #1. 
    Note that all trails are closed until Dec 15th and anyone riding is at your own risk. Drive safe if you venture out.



Lest We Forget
(07:00 AM, Nov 12, 2018)

Monday, Nov 12th, Club #1 -4 C
    We remember the fallen and honour those who defend.
    I was talking with Alyre at Serpentine. There is about 4 inches down from the Friday precip. Not enough to try running. There is a lot of wind fallen trees down just about anywhere and if anybody is traveling the woods, make sure you have a cutting tool on board. 
     Our shelter director Tyler is making sure we have solar powered lighting in our shelters. We`ll see about the new Popple shelter, which is now in place. He said wood will be handled for the Red Brook Shelter on Trail 19 towards East Bathurst. I`m sure we have volunteers lined up for that. Ron, Denis, and Don have been busy with the 501. Things are progressing smoothly with a few bumps here and there. 
     Looks like we could have some snow this week and with the highs near zero and below and some ice forming, you never know; we could see an early start again this year. Remember to try and sign up before Dec 15th and pick your club location. It is very important as that particular club receives a good portion of your permit fee. In our case it is Club #1. 



New Shelter at Popple Depot
(06:00 PM, Nov 7, 2018)

Wednesday, Nov 7th, Club #1 
     It has been non-stop on numerous issues. We are closing in on the Dec 15th deadline for early registration. Looks like possible snow in the near future so when you’re signing up remember your location of club preference is very important as that particular club receives a good portion of your permit fee. 
     We have 90% of all trail brushing completed and likewise with signage. There are a few issues left with signage, but this may only happen with the groomer once it is out on the trail. 
     The new shelter at Popple Depot is in place. This was done today with a big Thank You to Kyle Good of the NBFSC and our own Ron Scott. The location as previously mentioned is near the intersection of Trail 503 and 23 close to Governors. Wood has yet to be procured. A reminder as well that this shelter is only on loan from the NBFSC and we are responsible for it’s well being. 



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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.

Location Details

Maps

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

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Weather

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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...

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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 ...

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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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