Trail Conditions
Event Calendar updated
(07:00 AM, Sep 19, 2017)

       We just released our events list for the upcoming season.  These events are a must for our club to help us overide the cost of grooming. The trail revenue from the trail permit alone does not "cut it". All profis as well as at our Nepisiguit Lodge go right back into the trail system.  A percentage of our income goes into the infrastucture as well. Trail brushing, signage, trail devlopement/improvement all add to the cost of keeping  the system in shape. It takes a """LOT""" of work.


Membership
(07:00 AM, Sep 19, 2017)

      Not much to report with the trails with people on vacation. We have the groomers 90% ready to go except for some issues that will be taken care of over he next few weeks when people are available. We had a big bump in membership over last year and you can read about it in our about us as it has been freshened up. The 3 and 1 day passes were up dramatically as well given that there was not much snow last winter in our neighboring provinces.
      If you are at the lodge this winter and see our membership list on the bulletin board, I would like to point out that this list is for the previous year's membership. It is virtually imposible to keep the current year's membership updated because currebt registrations are ongoing through the season. and those names are only available by late spring at best.


Shelters
(06:00 AM, Sep 15, 2017)

Thursday, Sept 14th, Club #1
    Topic for today is shelters: First we would like a few volunteers to come forward and get some scrap wood for the shelters at Nine Mile East and Red Pine Shelter (no softwood please). We do have a line on some wood but it will have to be prepped to proper size. This wood will likely be placed at either shelter by next week. Need wood splitter plus help. Call Ron Scott as he will be delivering the wood.
     It would be helpful to have a person in charge of either shelter from year to year, then they could coordinate the task of getting the wood plus the electrical/battery operated light system. This is not a demanding job by any stretch, but it would be one less task for our executive to deal with. There are a few camp clusters in the area that have many members of the club. Preferably the people that would offer for the task would come from there. I know there has been a lot of help from there in years past and we thank those who have helped.

In need of Director:  Shelters
Responsibilities :
Responsible to Director of trails and possibly share some of the items for directors in
       your level. Groomers, Bridges, Signage, Trail Maintenance. Share in the team aspect.

Locations: Three Shelters:
                  Red Pine Shelter at Trail 23/507 intersection
                  Nine Mile Shelter at 22/23 intersection
                  Red Brook Shelter on Trail 19 towards East Bathurst.

 Contact: Club #1 Director of Trails: Presently Ron Scott.

Wood Supply: Have a year supply of wood for each shelter by the fall and store only
                 in late fall.

Maintenance: Make sure each shelter is maintained for paint, lighting, windows each year.
                 During the season make sure adequate garbage facilities is supplied and one
                  could have local camp owners help assist in this effort. Groomer operators to
                  check and haul garbage + supply garbage bags. (this is optional)


Mail Out letters to all members of Club #1
(08:00 AM, Sep 13, 2017)

Mail-Outs
    We are ready to do our annual mail-out, which includes our letter to all our members and any snowmobiler that had purchased a daily permits from Club #1. In the package is also our permit registration to Club #1 plus a copy of our club events for the upcoming season. (note: If you did not receive a package, it is because when filling out the permit form it was either incomplete or indiscernible).  In the events schedule is a list of dates for our famous Wednesday night suppers along with our major fund raisers namely the Danny Burger Run and our Wings and Mussel fest.
    The permit registration form for all out of province members only to our club can be found on our site under Permits. Just click on the down load our form. Our Suppers/Events will uploaded shortly.
    We also would like to express our thanks to the City of Bathurst for doing our annual mail-out.
Note: All of our registered members that had a yearly pass in 2017 will have their names posted on our bulletin board at Nepisiguit Lodge. We take great pride in making you feel part of Club #1. Thanks for your continued support.


Brush Cutting Sept 12
(06:00 PM, Sep 12, 2017)

     Back on the brush cutting today. We went from Little River Bridge area on Trail 19 through Blue Mountain across the highway 430 and went towards Highway 360 (Key Anacon Rd) We stopped 5 Km short of 360 due to time restraints. In all, 15 Km covered plus all the signage as well. Denis did a bang-up job with the bush-hog. Not bad for a couple of old cronies.


Welcome to bathurst trails

Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.

Maps / Weather / Location

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.

Detailed Maps

Weather

Covers Forecast for New Brunswick & Bathurst weather.

Weather Stations

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 826 registered last season (849 for 15/16), (794 for 14/15), (809 for 13/14), (765 for 12/13), (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 and Bathurst.

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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Employees

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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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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