10:00 AM - December 12, 2022
Club #1 We have had two good days of -10 to -13 temperatures after going through an extensive soft period with lots of rain, but looking at the short term, we should get back some of the snow we had before the mild spell. I was talking with Ron Scott and all three groomers are ready for the trails. As soon as he has seen significant snow, we’ll be moving two groomers to the Rogers Lake Area. The remaining snow that we do have is in the real high ground and that is rutted with frozen ice. The official opening date for trail use is fast approaching and you have only until Dec 15 to purchase your ”Early Bird” reduced price trail permit.
The Nepisiguit Sport Lodge Lottery is officially on for the purchase of tickets. Thank you so much to all those who have supported the fund raiser to date. This is going to be our third year holding the lottery. The revenue from the lottery is desperately needed to cover costs associated with trail maintenance throughout the winter, especially this year with the high cost of diesel fuel.Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club maintains about 300km of snowmobile trail at a very high level of quality. This requires the use of three groomers and an average of 2000 hours of grooming each season, which is the most by far than any other club in the province. The quality of the system draws snowmobilers from all over Atlantic Canada and results in significant tourism dollars estimated in recent studies to be 50 million per season in NB. A high percentage of this revenue is attributed to the Chaleur Region so this trail system is vital for job creation in our area. During a busy season there will be close to 5000 accommodations booked by snowmobilers in Bathurst and surrounding area. Nepisiguit actually has about 1200 annual members and 400 are from PEI and Nova Scotia. We are asking all members of our club (1000 members still have not purchased their ticket), all corporations, all citizens who can to buy a $100 ticket to support our Tourism industry which we depend on here so much in the Chaleur Region. These make great Christmas gifts for your friends and relatives and you have a 1 in 27 chance to win a prize with just one ticket. The draw will take place on March 19th at the Nepisguit Lodge.
Tickets are available on line at www.lottery.bathursttrails.com