Trail Conditions
We're Still on our Feet. Just Barely
(06:00 AM, Dec 15, 2019)

Sunday, Dec 15th, Club #1
    + 2 in Bathurst. Well folks we can relax as we r’cd 25 mm of rain and it is over + C since last evening and we have wind gusts in the 30’s. We were a bit fortunate when the rain was coming down as the temperatures remained at +1 so we did not lose much snow and the high today of +7 will be short lived as it will be negative by early evening. Not looking great for next week, but Ron is going to take a hard look at what is doable grooming wise. We have our groomers in position at Rogers Lake and Nepisiguit and if there is a chance to run groomers it would be out of Rogers Lake going west on 23 and north on 22, but as I said we’ll wait for Ron’s prognosis on Monday. If it is anywhere near doable we may shift Big Blue to Rogers Lake as well. This week doesn’t show any snow so we might as well complete the last minute Christmas shopping and wait to see what Santa brings after next weekend, which looks promising for the whole week unless the Grinch shows up and steels Christmas. Have a good day. I just realized this is my 16th year doing these reports, which are very important to all you folks from PEI and NS. Not to nice if you load up for a 300 to 600 Km drive and not knowing what is in store for you. will update later today.

Update 7 PM
(07:15 PM, Dec 14, 2019)

+ 1 and Raining Heavy in Bathurst at post. It is supposed to slow down dramatically in the next hour or so. My rain gauge says 20 mm.
Plus they're calling for +9 tomorrow. Could be the knock out blow.????

We're not throwing in the Towel Yet
(06:00 AM, Dec 14, 2019)

Saturday, Dec 14th, Club #1
    We’re i the second round of the prize fight and we’re not doing so good; not as much snow as they said and more rain than forecasted. Yup they’re fighting dirty, but we’re not throwing in the towel. We’ll see what takes place at mid afternoon when it looks like we may get our @$$ kicked. Check back then. 

A Little Update for you to Chew On
(06:00 PM, Dec 13, 2019)

    6 PM:  Well here we go again with the guessing game. This is just like a Prize Fight; us against the weather, but you know who is always the eventual winner. Snow starts out tonight with about 3 to 4 cm by morning then comes the rain starting around noon and we could be in the 20 mm range here, but if we can get the temperature down near zero we could have a mix of snow and rain. Let’s hope for the latter, then we could call this fight a DRAW.
    Ron will have the groomers in place today or tomorrow and if there is any decent grooming to be had, we could be on the move early Monday. I’ll use what is becoming my worn out phrase “Lets wait and see”. 

We're Teetering on the Edge
(06:00 AM, Dec 13, 2019)

Friday, Dec 13th, Club #1  -17 at post
    We’re living on the edge with this weekend’s weather. WN is calling for +2 in Bathurst with 15 MM of rain, then if you look towards Popple Depot they are looking at -1 with 20 cm of snow. Basically Bathurst is at sea level and Popple Depot is at 800 feet so there in lies the difference. Given that Rogers Lake is basically at the same elevation as Popple Depot we can hope the at least we can get some snow there. At Nepisiguit we are at around 550 feet. So with all this being said lets hope we can get some snow up in the high ground. All trails are very rough due to the heavy pre season traffic then the thaw plus the freeze. Okay; chew on that info for a while. LOL 
    BTW Last business day to pick up your early bird permit. Check down a few posts maybe we can help you.

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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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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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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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