Trail Conditions
Update 9 A8
(08:00 AM, Dec 19, 2018)

      The #1 has doubled back from Nepisiguit on Trail 23 and is currently on trail 22. It will be doing the California Lake Loop 22  507  23. 
       On the serpentine run Ron reported "what a miserable run on the 10 Km of ploughed trail" from Governors up to the River Road. Big chunks of frozen snow left by the dozer. He managed to do some good and it turned out ok on the return trip. Caution still required on that stretch.
      Good news: No more wood operations on Nine Mile East. We now have the whole trail for grooming.

UGH for the weekend
(06:00 AM, Dec 19, 2018)

Wed, Dec 19th, Club #1
     Arrived at Rogers Lake from Serpentine at about 12.30 AM and Roger jumped in and ran down to Nepisiguit Lodge. He is still on the trail at post. We are waiting for the new groomer to get back to Bathurst after more adjustments with the programming. 
    We had about 15 cm of new snow Monday night, but there is a possibility of this being short lived as there is the potential of a major soft period with rain this weekend. We’ll see what happens. 
     I'm not sure what is wrong with the provincial map grooming updates. We've been through the Popple Depot area 3 times (6 times if you consider the return route) and it still shows the ugly brown. Must be a glitch in the system. Heaven forbid. Not another glitch.

Off to Serpentine this Morning
(06:00 AM, Dec 18, 2018)

Tues, Dec 18th, Club #1 6AM
    We completed the Host run yesterday and into the night groomed back to Rogers Lake. After that run, Ron and Jack are tackling the Serpentine run. They left at 5.30 AM. Note that they are faced with a shared section from Governor’s up to the River Road. This section has been ploughed up by a drilling company. From there to the four corners should be ok. 
     Ron wants to wait for more snow before doing the 503 to prevent any groomer damage to the crossing on Tower Brook. Speaking of more snow we are in need of more white stuff in many areas. We are noticing that some trails are “wore” out due to traffic and minimal snow, All trails are very passable and they seen decent traffic over the weekend. We’re 95% there with clearing of windfalls, which was the most ever encountered on start-up. My God, I’m starting to sound like the ‘Donald”. 
     All trails leading to Nepisiguit Lodge have been groomed. Trail 23 from Tracadie, Caraquet on the 19, 52 from the Miramichi. Headpond very safe to cross. 

Update 3 PM
(03:00 PM, Dec 17, 2018)

    Groomer left Nepisiguit this AM and has now turned at Atlantic Host and heading back. Should be back to Rogers Lake after midnight.

Better Day on Sunday
(06:00 AM, Dec 17, 2018)

Monday, Dec 17th, Club #1    6 AM
   It was a little better day on Sunday. We managed to break through to the 22/301 intersection on Trail 22 did the 507. The new groomer went from Bass River to Nepisiguit lodge and back. Today we’ll make another attempt to get to the Host. Read yesterday’s post on the Beaver Pond. We have a dirty bypass for it now. 
    We will be repairing the Beaver Pond Groomer today. We still have a lot of tuning on the trails so be patient. There isn’t a lot of snow in places where the underground is rough. 

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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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