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Aug 3rd, Club #1
 (08/03/2015)

      Nepisiguit Snowmobile club is looking for a supplier of 8 foot hardwood for this coming snowmobile season firewood for its lodge at Nepisiguit Falls. Of course, we’re looking for a fair price. We need 4 cords for this year, but would take delivery of 8 cords, which would be used over the following winter. Much appreciated for some response. Thanks in advance!


July18th, Club #1
 (07/18/2015)

    We have a new sign post at the Red Pine Knoll shelter. The old one has seen its day. There are a few major issues on the trail system which have to be addressed before fall sets in.
Trail 19:
 1. Bypass around private properties on Little River. Paper work and checque have been submitted to NBFSC & Government

 2. Bridge washed out between Red Brook Shelter and Key Anacon Road (Route 360)
Trail 23:
 1. Nine Mile East Road has to be widened to accommodate snowmobile & wood haulers.

 2. Major wash-out on “The Line” caused by Beavers. The wash is over six feet deep and about 20 feet across. Located just south of the 19/23 intersection from the Key Anacon Road (highway 360)


 

             new                                         old


July 10
 (07/10/2015)

     This is a logging operation taking place on Trail 23 just up from Red Pine Shelter. It is nice to see that the work is being done now and not in our prime snowmobiling season.
      We have our yearly issues with trails and this year is no different. Bridges , bypass issues on Trail 19, "The Line", Nine Mile East Trail widening; just to name a few
Check our FB page for more pics.
Logging on Piston Alley:
Nepisiguit Lodge's photo.


Lodge Signs for Sponsors
 (12/06/2013)

This is permanantly fixed in our Calander of Events page

Fax Number: 
1-506-545-6565

Email:  dontech@rogers.com , hanns@nbnet.nb.ca  and/or info@bathursttrails.com

Phone:  1-506-545-6565

 

To:  Sponsor

 

      The Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile club is responsible for 450 Km of Groomed trails in the Bathurst region. We run two Lamtrac groomers and run these units for 1500 to 2000 hours in a season. With the trail system we have it is near impossible to run this equipment with the expenses they incur on Trail permits alone.

       We would be proud to count on you as a sponsor of a small bill-board on which we can display your advertisement for your business at our lodge.

       We would require from you a bill-board with exact dimensions 12” X 24” at your cost. We can help you in that regard as we have a local business that can do it for $30.00 or you can get it done yourself. Your email, contact person & mailing address is also required.

       From this point on we will then invoice you for a yearly fee of $100.00 + HST. Below are some examples of the signs that we display at the lodge.

 

                                   Don Basque: Advertising Director  545-6565
                                   Marc Hannan: Co- Advertising Director   544-5445

                                   Richard Dobson: President Nepisiguit Sports Lodge


Ten Year Grooming History for Nepisiguit
 (09/16/2010)

Here is a brief history of grooming status over the last 10 years.

Year 13-14   
      Dec 15: Started packing & grooming 
      Dec 21: Lodge opened. Earliest ever. All trails groomed. + snow
      Jan 12: 40 mm rain; 2nd rainfall in a week
      Jan 16: another 40 mm rain
      Jan 17: Some water cuts , but al trails very doable. Lube??
      Jan 20: All trails good to excellent after some trail repair
      Lots of snow from now until end of season
      Stopped grooming Apr 10 after some rain, 
      but trails good to excellent. Some sledding into may
      Best season on record. Over 2000 hours groomed.

Year 12-13       
      
Dec 28: Started grooming right from Bathurst,
            Conditions From Bathurst to the Lodge were doable.
             Grooming all trails above Lodge.
      Dec 27 8 to 10 inches conditions much improved. As time
             progressed towards Jan 12 snow gradually wore out
             between Bathurst and the Lodge where conditions just
             became doable in that stretch
       Jan 13 /14 Mild spell 4 to 11 deg forced to call Everything
           closed from the City, doable from Lodge out to shelter 
       Jan 22 Reopened the trails after 10 to 15 cm Still scratchy
       Jan 31 All Trails closed in NB due to rain & meltdown
       Feb 3-4 10 cm snow open from lodge west but icy no grooming
       Feb 9 Major storm to the south 15 cm in Bathurst
       Feb 17 & 20 Two majors in a row total close to 95 cm Back
           in Business
       Mar 29 All Trails from the city closed. Still grooming Lodge
               going West
       April 8. Last grooming. Trails fair to poor on what is left


Year 11-12       Dec 22 Started grooming from Rogers Lake Conditions
         were not that great. A bit of mild towards Jan 1. People
          running off trail. Limited grooming Jan 4.
         Jan 8 to 9 Broke Trail from Host to Lodge, Not much snow
         + overhanging alders. Great freezing temps with no water.
          Great conditions with not much snow in PEI/NS
          March 18, 19  temperatures near +28 degrees
          Season is toast
        
Year 10-11 Preping Trails Dec 26 . Started grooming on the 28th
        
after Storm on Dec 26 & 27 Extremely mild weather. Lots of
         washouts and wet areas. Conditions much improved by Jan 20.
         Feb 21 over 260 Cm down in Bathurst area with great conditions.
         Mar 14 20 mm rain on 11 & 12 but very manageble. -5 deg
         Mar 31 No trails closed yet with great base depth
         Apr 15 Last day out of the Lodge. Still great up high
         Apr 07 08 09 Last Grooming Days
         Apr 23 Lot s of people still sledding in the golden triangle
         Apr 27 Game over with the rain & mild weather

Year 09-10  Start-up Dec 29 last grooming Mar 28
         Poor year as far as linking trails throughout the Province
         We had a good year except for linking to the City

Year 08-09  Start-up Dec 16 and never looked back.
Year 07-08  Start-up Dec 15 and never looked back.
Year 06-07  Preped Trails on Jan 15 and started Jan 19.
Year 05-06  Dec 25  50 cm storm and started on 26 and 27.
Year 04-05 Start-up Dec 17, Melt down with warm weather
        and 50mm of rain
on Dec 24. Never got any better and
         closed the trails Jan 3 due to ice and
not enough snow cover. 
         Started back up on Jan 10.