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Trail conditions - Club #4

 

 

Trail From To Status           Conditions/Info
19 Bathurst (Tetagouche river near Atlantic Host) 19/304 jct (danny`s inn) Closed  
19 19/304 jct (danny`s inn) Chaleur Club Closed  
304 Trail 19 Danny's Inn Closed  
19 Chaleur Club 19/301 JCT, Arleau Brook Shelter Closed  
19 19/301 JCT, Arleau Brook Shelter Shelter 19/22 Closed  
19 Shelter 19/22 19/503 JCT (Simpson's Field) Closed  
19 19/503 JCT, Simpson's Field IP Road Closed  
22 22/301 JCT  Island Lake Closed  
301 19/301 JCT, Arleau Brook Shelter 301/22 JCT Closed  
305 Beresford   (hydro line) Pointe Verte Closed
308 19/308 JCT 22/308 JCT (near Island Lake) Closed

April 16th, 2016

Our trails are now closed for the season.    Thank you and til next fall.

 

April 9th, 2016  

Grooming the trails after the rain and warmer temperatures seen these last couple of days would probably do more harm than good to our trails, therefore we have decided to cease our grooming operations for this season.   The more adventurous souls who will want to take in another few rides will have to do so using extreme caution as more and more obstacles are popping up every day.

On behalf of Chaleur Snowmobile Club #4, its Board of Directors and employees, I wish to take this opportunity to thank all our members and visitors who patronized our facilities this year and invite them back to a much improved trail system next season with the possible construction of a bridge over the Tetagouche river as well as several culverts along highway 11 from Bathurst to Beresford.   This bridge and culvert construction stem from a partnership between Chaleur Snowmobile Club, NB Green Trails and Chaleur ATV Club with an understanding that only the bridge and culverts will be shared by both.   All individual trails will be separate.

We wish to remind everyone that in order to become a member of our club, one must checkmark Club #4 on the trail pass application at the time of purchase next season.   Hoping to see you on our trails next year.

Don't forget our last club supper of the season this next Saturday, April 16th, between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.   This will be a steak supper with all the trimmings at $25.00 a plate.   Reserve asap by calling the club at 783-3335.

 

Urgent update, 06:00 pm

I just received a call from our groomer operator, Ron, warning about a large washout on trail 19 between the junction of 19/308 and the jct of 19/22.   We therefore strongly suggest you take trail 308 to Island Lake and go on from there.   These occurrences are to be expected this time of year, so caution is strongly suggested.

 

April 5th, 2016

Dan just returned from grooming trail 301 past the Sugar Shack on to trail 22 as far as the 19/22 shelter last night.   Although the trail is somewhat icy and presents a few holes and washouts in here and there, he feels it is still passable with caution.   Trail 19 West from the 19/22 shelter and Blitzen (IP Road) is presenting a gravel surface on that ploughed section.

Ron is presently on his way to groom 19 West to 22 and on to Island Lake, then 308 to 19 and return to the clubhouse via the same route tonight.   We're hoping that this part of the trail circuit will remain in practicable shape for the rest of the season, so take advantage while it lasts.

 

April 2nd, 2016

After a trail check by one of our directors today, we have no option but to closed trail 19 East from the clubhouse to the Tetagouche river, as well as trail 304 to Danny's.   Melting snow and rain caused flooding near and around the bridges and culverts which makes it impassable.   Otherwise, caution is strongly suggested elsewhere on the rest of our trail system as washouts are popping up fast in many areas.  Colder temps forecast for Sunday, Monday and maybe Tuesday will probably give us a few more days of useable trails, but we cannot kid ourselves folks, the end of the season is imminent.

 

March 30th, 2016

Unbelievable!   Thirty centimetres of snow on March 30th...... This would have been wonderful on Nov. 30th, but at this time of year, it could do more harm than good as melting snow is rather difficult to groom under warmer temperatures and may leave the trails in a rougher shape than before.    Nonetheless, we will continue to groom as usual right up to the end of the season.   In fact, Ron went out to groom trail 19 East from Arleau brook to the Tetagouche river last night and Marc is heading out to the IP road via 308 tonight.

Don't forget that famous chicken and ribs supper this Friday at the clubhouse.   This supper will be generously sponsored by Danny's Inn and Atlantic Host.

Note:   Due to difficulties caused by the heavy snowstorm, we will be moving the Rings & Wings event on Saturday, April 2nd, from Arleau Brook  to the Chaleur Snowmobile Club, same times.

 

March 28th, 2016

Friday's snowstorm dumped over 20 cm of snow over most of our region but this has been a mixed blessing for the trail conditions.   Ron did a run on 19 East from the Tetagouche river to Arleau brook on Saturday, but as it turned out, the melting snow made grooming very difficult leaving moguls in its wake.   Dan ventured out on 19 West last night and went as far as the IP road (Blitzen) and is presently on his way back to the clubhouse via trails 308 and 19.   As the day progresses and temperatures warming up today, proper grooming will be more difficult as he approaches the finish line.

Grooming will be sporadic in the next couple of weeks as the snow continues to melt over our trails.   Nevertheless, barring the possibility of washouts, we remain hopeful that we will reach the end of our snowmobiling season (April 15th) with fairly good trail conditions.

We remain optimistic that trail 19 to Arleau brook will be in good shape for our wings and rings event on Saturday April 2nd.  ENJOY!

 

March 24th, 2016

Dan just came back from grooming trail 19 West to Blitzen (IP road) via trail 308 and said the trails are in fairly good shape.   Yesterday, Marc had groomed trails 301 and 22 which are also still in pretty good shape.   Another storm is now expected from the West which will dump another 10 to 15 cm of snow mixed with freezing rain over our trail system in the next 24 hours.   We don't intend to return the groomer to the trails before this is all over.

Happy Easter weekend.

 

March 22nd, 2016

Fifteen to twenty centimetres of snow on the ground was definitely a welcome sight this morning.   The high winds we're getting today will displace this snow somewhat but we'll make good use of it when grooming.   Snowdrifts will be a common thing on our trails in the next couple of days, so caution is recommended.   Ron is presently grooming trail 19 East from the Tetagouche river to Arleau brook (jct 19/301).   We should be able to send another operator to do the western part of our trail circuit, once Ron gets back.  

There may be washouts appearing here and there at this time of the year, so be careful out there. 

 

March 21st, 2016

Dan just returned from a 22 hour grooming tour of trails 19 West, 308 and 22, at 6am this morning.   After the heavy traffic over the weekend, these trails needed some heavy repairs in order to bring them back up to an acceptable standard.   Three accidents where reported over the weekend, two with injuries and one with property damage only.   Late season snowmobiling always calls for extra caution as inevitably trails deteriorate to the point where obstacles start appearing here and there on the trails at this time of the year.   A little fresh snow will certainly do no harm.

 

March 19th, 2016

Considering the heavy usage of all our trails over the last couple of weeks, we have been able to keep a fairly constant grooming schedule and all in all our trail conditions are still passable to fair throughout the Chaleur trail circuit.   Except for a few holes here and there, our operators did not report any major obstacles throughout the circuit.  Marc just came back from grooming trail 19 from the Tetagouche river to the intersection of 19/301 this morning.  With the large amount of snow expected for Monday, we hope it will give us another couple of weeks of winter fun.  Eat your hearts out snowbirds.

 

March 17th, 2016

Ron was up grooming trail 19 West as far as Simpson's Field via trail 308 last night.   He says the trail is now in fair condition and holding its own for now.   Dan will be back on the trails tonight by grooming trail 22 to Island Lake via trail 301.  This should put the trails reasonably up to par for the weekend.   If these colder temps hold, we should be able to also groom trail 19 East to Beresford by tomorrow night.    Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

 

March 16th, 2016

Just received a report from one of our directors who travelled most of our trails today and he informs us that trail 19 East is holding its own but a few more days like today and bare spots will start showing up.   Grooming is not recommended as it might go through some already weak sections.   Trail 19 West from the clubhouse to jct of 19/22 is getting rough but holding.   He says trail 308 was like a war zone but passable.  It will be groomed tonight.   Trail 19 between the jct of 19/22 and 19/IP road is starting to show bare spot as this portion of the trail is where logging operations were conducted over the winter months.   Trail 301 is in fair condition and holding its own.   Ron will be grooming trail 19 West and 308 tonight if temps go down as forecasted.

Don't forget our Club Supper this Friday March 18th, 2016 BBQ Chicken  -  Sponsored by:   Bayside Group

 

March 14th, 2016

Ron went out last night and groomed trail 19 East as scheduled.   Some idiot went out on trail 19 with a passenger car during the night, got stuck on the Grant's Brook bridge near Lugar rd. and abandoned his vehicle there in a very dangerous spot.  Luckily, traffic was light at that time and no accidents occurred.   The RCMP were called in, the owner was charged and the vehicle towed out. 

Since the trail didn't turn out quite as nice as Ron would have liked, Dan re-groomed 19 East to the Tetagouche river for a second time today.   Later tonight, Marc, who has just returned from the sunny South, will be getting back on the groomer to do trails 19, 301, 22 up to the 19/22 shelter and return to the clubhouse sometime tomorrow morning via the same route.

 

 

March 13th, 2016

Wow!  What a weekend.   I was on the groomer doing trail 19 West from the clubhouse to the intersection of Blitzen ( IP road ) from 9pm Friday night to 6:30pm Saturday night.   I met a large number of very courteous sledders throughout the day and with all that heavy traffic, I'm happy to report there were no serious accidents on our trails.    Heavy traffic combined with warm weather does however take its toll on the trail conditions, so by Sunday morning, all our trails were in a great need of being re-groomed.    We will start by grooming 19 East to the Tetagouche river tonight and back up to the intersection of 19/301, then back to the clubhouse.   We will groom the rest of our trail circuit if and when the weather permits.   Below zero temperatures is needed to effectively groom a trail.  Warmer than this and we risk the chance of doing more harm than good as the heavy groomer may puncture through the already thin trail surface which, if that happens, would ruin it for the rest of the season.   Let's keep our fingers crossed.   

 

March 11th, 2016

Dan is presently on his breakfast break at the sugar shack then will return to the clubhouse.   He informs me that he went as far as the 19/22 shelter and on to the intersection of 19/503 near the Upsalquitch river.  He had to turn around there in fear of running out of fuel.  He said the old trail 503 has not been groomed.  The remaining portion of trail 19 West from the jct of 19/503 to the IP road will be groomed on our next trip to that area.  

Once Dan gets back to the clubhouse, melting conditions will not allow further grooming today, so we'll resume grooming tonight.

 

March 10th, 2016

Our operators Mark and Ron will be away for the rest of the week, so I had to pick up the slack and did the groomer run down from the club to the Tetagouche river this morning.   It was fair going but I met a lot of traffic with everyone giving the thumbs up sign.   That is fine but what operators really like to see is the last sledder's sign (closed fist) by the last sled in a group.   Please remember that and pass it on.

Dan is presently grooming trail 19 West from the clubhouse to the jct of 19/301, then 301 to jct of 301/22.  He will groom North on 22 as far as his energy takes him and return to the clubhouse via the same route. 

 

March 9th, 2016

Great groomer demonstration yesterday at the Atlantic Host by GILBERT RTS System.   Members of three clubs, namely Chaleur, Nepisiguit and Caraquet showed up for this demo and most were quite impressed with the Gilbert new generation of groomers.   Many thanks go out to Yves and Yvan for this demo.

At around 5 pm, Dan went out with the groomer on trail 19 West up to the intersection of 19/22, then down as far as the jct of 22/503 and back North on 22 around Island Lake on to trail 308 and was back at the clubhouse at 11:30 this morning.   He informs us that the trails are now in fair condition.    We would have gone out again tonight but with this freezing rain %$/?&, we'll wait for colder weather to set in.   Grooming in this kind of weather does more harm that good, so we'll wait.

 

 

March 8th, 2016

Ron came back from grooming trails 19 West, 22 and 308 yesterday morning around 10 am and informs us that it will take a couple more runs to repair the moguls caused by heavy traffic over the weekend.  I then made a second run on 19 East from the clubhouse to the intersection of 19/305.   This second grooming in the last 36 hours brought this section of the trail back to a much better condition.   However on the way back, we had a breakage of the front blade's bracket which will put the groomer back into the shop for a short time, but we expect to be back on the trail by tonight.

 

March 6th, 2016

Unfortunately we've experienced a delay of three days between the last posting and this one.   One must understand that these lines are written by a club volunteer and from time to time, he will not be available for a daily update.  Major changes to the trail conditions will however be posted as they occur.

As far as the present trail conditions are concerned, please refer to the box above.   Unfortunately, we must terminate our grooming operation on trail 305 (hydro line) from Dunlop to Green Point as one of the private landowners at the Elmtree river in Madran is refusing to grant us a right-of-way across his land there.   So as not to incite snowmobilers to cross his land illegally we are forced to officially close that trail until a reasonable, practicable and realistic solution can be found.

Elsewhere, the unusually heavy traffic on the weekend is creating a bit of chaos on our trail conditions therefore our groomer will only stop sporadically to give our operators a bit of rest in the coming week.

 

March 3rd, 2016

Ron returned to the clubhouse yesterday afternoon around 3:00 pm after having groomed trail 19 West, from the clubhouse all the way to the IP road and back via trail 308.   Although grooming conditions were less than ideal yesterday, we feel that after a couple more runs on this fresh snow/freezing rain, we should see some improvement on the trail conditions.  We will declare the portion of trail 19 from the 19/22 jct to the 19/IP rd jct, re-opened as soon as our signs are back in place.

Poor snow quality yesterday forced us to wait until this morning before Marc could resume grooming trail 19 East to the Tetagouche river, trail 305 to Madran and just made it back to the clubhouse at 6:30 pm.  Dan will complete the grooming circuit tonight by grooming trails 301, 22 and part of 19.

We find it almost impossible to obtain immaculate grooming results lately with unusually heavy traffic and that crazy weather pattern.   However, we will do our utmost to maintain fair sledding conditions by constantly keeping the groomer on those trails right up to the end of the season, weather permitting.   Happy sledding and be careful out there.

 

March 2nd, 2016

00:10 am:  Fortunately, we were able to repair the groomer ahead of schedule and Ron was back on the trails very early this morning in order to groom trail #19 all the way to the IP road.   Upon his return, we should be in a better position to decide if that closed section of trail 19 can be re-opened after last week's conclusion of logging activities in that area.   Thus, snowmobilers wishing to travel to St-Quentin using this trail will be able to resume their usual route without having to go through the long Prancer/Blitzen detour.   If the weather permits, we should be able to complete the whole grooming circuit on all our trails by the weekend.

We remind our members and non-members, Blanchard Group are sponsoring a delicious lasagna/cesar salad supper this coming Friday, March 4th at the clubhouse.    These suppers contribute greatly at financing the general operations of your club as well as the grooming of the trails and equipment maintenance.   Therefore, enjoying a delicious supper in good company and at a very reasonable price goes a long way in supporting your snowmobile club.

 

February 27th,  2016

Fortunately, despite the rain Wednesday through Thursday and the fact that our groomer was down, our trails remained in fairly good condition.   However, while performing this regular maintenance on our groomer, we discovered another mechanical failure on our track system which has to be repaired before putting it back on the trails.   We ordered the parts required for the repairs and hopefully we will be able to restart grooming on the 4th or 5th of March.   In the meantime, we're praying for Mother Nature to be lenient on us.

 

February 24th, 2016

All our trails have been groomed in the last 36 hours and are considered in good condition, except trail 305, along the hydro line, where it is partially closed due to open water on two rivers.   Weather conditions are not too promising for the next couple of days with rain and abnormally warm temperatures.   We will use this time to do maintenance work on our groomer and expect to be back on the trails Saturday night or Sunday.

 

February 22nd, 2016

09:30 am:   Ron just returned from grooming trails 19 East and 305 (hydro line).   Trail 19 from the Tetagouche river to our clubhouse is in fair condition without any major obstacles.   However, trail 305 is  in rather poor condition as the Nigadoo and Elmtree rivers are now open (water flowing) where extreme caution is recommended.   Trail usage there is at your own risk.

Trail 19 West as well as 22 and 308 will be groomed tonight.   Our trails are basically in the same condition as those on the Nepisiguit side, therefore they are still quite passable.

 

February 18th, 2016

Mother Nature has turned her back on us lately and simply refuses to cooperate.   When have we seen torrential rains in mid-February?  It will be impossible to groom the trails under these conditions.   It will take several days of cold weather and a good dumping of snow before we can venture back out on the trails with the groomer.   As far as the trail conditions are concerned, please refer to the box above.

8:00 pm  Small correction.  Our operator, Dan, tried his luck with the groomer today and did the run from the clubhouse to the 19/22 shelter via trail 301 and back.  Although the groomer went through a couple of water holes just West of the clubhouse, he managed to get through without too much hardship.   We expect this to freeze over tonight, so it shouldn't cause any problems.  In view of this, we decided to send Marc out on the 19/22/308 run tonight which will hopefully improve the presently icy surface to a less slippery condition.   In order to preserve our ice bridges on trail 19 East from the clubhouse to the Tetagouche river, we will not groom there until we're certain they can withhold the weight of the groomer.  Voilà.

 

February 16th, 2016

Trail #19 from Bathurst to St-Quentin !    When travelling from Bathurst to St-Quentin on trail #19 this year, you will have to negotiate a long detour.   As indicated in the box above, trail #19 from the 19/22  shelter to the int. of 19/IP road is closed for the season due to logging activities.   In order to shorten your distance to Island Lake, we suggest you take trail #308 which will reduce your travelling time by approx. 15 min.  then you will have to travel north on trail #22 for approx. 13 kms until you reach a sign post marked PRANCER and BLITZEN which is in a ''Y'' intersection pointing South.   Look closely into the Y and you'll see a sign indicating '' to/vers 19 West ''.  Take this trail named Prancer and travel several kms until you reach a '' T '' intersection.   At this intersection, turn left across a bridge and you will come up to another ''Y'' intersection.  Keep to your right.  Do not go left here as indicated wrongly on the sign as this will bring you away from your destination; stay to the right.   You will then travel several more kms until you reach trail #19 again near highway 180 where your detour will end.   This detour will add several more kilometres to your trip, therefore we suggest you gas up before leaving Island Lake.

For the trip from St-Quentin to Bathurst, it's simply the reverse of the above.

Enjoy your trip.

 

February 15th, 2016

We were finally able to groom trail #305 along the hydro line as far as the Ch. de la Pépinière in Madran where we meet the Jacket River groomer.   We had to detour the Nigadoo river as the ice is still too thin to support the groomer, but will support snowmobiles, therefore this trail is now considered OK.   We wish to remind users of this trail to use extreme caution as it is still shared with ATVs in certain areas.

Marc also groomed trail #19 East back & forth from the clubhouse to the Tetagouche river.    Workers will be brush cutting on this trail this week, therefore we'd ask sledders to be on the lookout and slow down when passing by the workers.

Ron is presently grooming trail #19 West to #22.  He will groom trail 22 back & forth from Island Lake to the 22/503 jct, then #308 before returning to the clubhouse by noon tomorrow.    According to the forecast, Mother Nature will hit us with mild temperatures and possibly some rain tomorrow and Wednesday causing us to suspend grooming until colder weather returns.

 

February 11th, 2916

11:00 pm:   The complete circuit has been groomed as planned.  Ron will be starting the second round of grooming by doing trail #19 East to the Tetagouche river tonight and into the day tomorrow.  He will venture up the hydro line (#305) as far as possible towards Pointe-Verte.     We are running a little behind in our schedule to have the second round of grooming completed before the start of the weekend therefore the groomer will be on the trails again this weekend.

 

February 10th, 2016

10:30 am:  Everything went well on Ron's grooming trip down #19 East to the Tetagouche river.   He also managed to groom past the Millstream River on trail 305 but got disoriented on the unmarked trail and had to turn back halfway to the Nigadoo river.   We will try again on a day trip to that area and hopefully be able to groom the entire trail #305 up to Pointe-Verte at that time.   As I write these lines, Dan is presently leaving the clubhouse to groom #19 West to trail #22, #308 and return.   Trail #301 pass the sugar shack and part of #22 will be groomed upon Dan's return tomorrow.   We are hoping to be able to groom the whole circuit once more before the weekend.  

We wish to remind all snowmobilers to use caution as the groomer will be on the trails day and night all week and into the weekend.   Happy trails.

 

 

February 9th, 2016

23:30 pm:   Our groomer is literally back on track tonight after repairs completed, so our operator Ron will be grooming trail #19 East down to the Tetagouche river.   He will also do trail #304 to Danny's and will go as far as possible up trail 305 towards Pointe-Verte along the hydro line.   A good 8 inches of fresh snow received today should help bring our trails back to an acceptable standard after a couple of passes with the groomer.

 

February 7th, 2016

10:30 am:   Marc has returned from his grooming trip to Island lake and advises that a large hole on trail 19 just West of trail #24 has been plugged.   Hopefully, this will take care of the problem at that spot.   Unfortunately, upon his return, we discovered a mechanical fault on the left rear track causing the track to be out of alignment, thereby wearing the track prematurely.   This will have to be repaired before we send the groomer back out on the trails.  We'll advise.

Note:   Our operators would appreciate seeing the last snowmobiler sign (closed fist) when meeting a group of sledders as this would avoid several unnecessary stops.   Thank you.

 

February 6th, 2016

06:00 pm:     Snowmobilers will be happy to learn that all holes between the Tetagouche river along hwy 11 and Beresford have been filled and repaired.   We wish to thank our operator Dan for the back-breaking work required to complete this task.   However, we advise snowmobilers to use caution as these holes could re-appear with warm weather.

08:45 pm:    Our operator Marc picked up where he left off yesterday and proceeded as planned in our last up-date.   Upon his return sometime tomorrow, our third operator Ron will take the groomer back to the #301 and #22 to complete the circuit.   This should improve our trails considerably from the beating they took from heavy traffic over the weekend.

 

 

February 5th, 2016

04:00 pm.   Our operator Dan has just returned from his grooming trip on trail #301 and 22.   Other than a short portion of icy surface on trail 301 just South of Caribou mine's road, he advises that the trails are in good condition.   Marc will be grooming trail 19 West tonight and will also groom #22 and 308 before returning to the clubhouse.   Upon his return, a third operator will groom #19 East to Beresford which will complete the grooming circuit for an anticipated heavy traffic weekend.  Happy sledding and please be careful out there.

09:00pm.   Due to uncontrollable circumstances, Marc is unable to proceed with tonight's grooming plan.   Therefore, Dan will groom #19 East tomorrow morning instead and Marc will pick up where he left off and groom West of the clubhouse after Dan gets back.

Note:  We wish to advise once again our members and visitors  that it is illegal to ride a snowmobile on a trail other than one designated for snowmobiles only or over private land without first obtaining permission from the landowner to do so.

We also wish to thank our three sponsors - West End Sports, Arseneau Fish Market & Chaleur Building Supplies - for the delicious Cod supper tonight.  A real success!

February 4th, 2916

03:00 am:   Our operator Ronald is presently grooming #19 West up to trail #22.   He will groom #22 down from hwy 180 to Island Lake then back and forth on trail 308 returning to the clubhouse via 22/19.   Upon his return, weather permitting, another operator will go do 301 to hwy 180 on trail 22 and return via the same route.

 

February 3rd, 2016

Our groomer will be on trail #19 East today from the clubhouse to Beresford.  It is not possible to groom that portion of trail #19 along Hwy 11 due to the lack of snow and ice too thin to support the groomer over some of the waterways.   It is still passable for  snowmobilers, however we recommend extreme caution.

Don't forget we're having a delicious salt cod supper Friday night sponsored by West End Sports, Arseneau Fish Market and Beresford Building Supplies.   Reserve your tickets at $12.50 each by calling the clubhouse at 783-3335.

 

January 31st, 2016

Ron, our groomer operator, returned from a grooming trip on trail #19 to Island Lake today and advises that the trails are still in fairly good shape.    Due to abnormal weather conditions on the plus side today and tomorrow, we will suspend grooming operations until better grooming weather returns.   We expect this should happen by Wednesday in order for us to get back to our regular grooming schedule.   Hopefully we will get a little more snow as well.

 

January 29th, 2016

00:30 AM -  All main trails West of our clubhouse have been groomed over the last 24 hrs.  Our operator Marc is presently grooming trail #19 East from the clubhouse to Beresford, therefore all our trails marked open should be ready to take on the weekend traffic.

We wish to remind all snowmobilers that it is unlawful to ride on a trail other than a trail, designated for snowmobiles only, ie: ATV trail.   Anyone caught violating this provincial law will be prosecuted.   Thank you and Happy sledding.

 

January 27th, 2016

09:30 am:   Our operator Ronald will be grooming #19 West today up to trail #22.   He will groom #22 down from hwy 180 to Island Lake then back and forth on trail 308 returning to the clubhouse via 22/19.   Sometime during the night when Ron returns, another operator will go do 301 to hwy 180 on trail 22 and return via the same route.

 

January 24th, 2016  -  7:30 pm

Despite having groomed the trails almost continuously since Friday, we still have a few rough spots and moguls especially on trail #22.   Therefore, our operator Marc has just left the clubhouse and is heading West on trail #19.  He will also groom 308 and 22 before returning to the clubhouse sometime tomorrow.

 

January 22nd, 2916

02:30 am:   Our operator Marc returned to the clubhouse after having groomed trail 19 West, 301 and 22 to Island Lake without encountering too many problems.   He says despite the lack of snow, those trails are now in fair to good condition.

03:30 am:   Operator Daniel took to the trails again from the clubhouse to Arleau Brook (Int. 301) and doubled back to groom #19 East to the intersection of 19/304 (Danny's Inn).   He had to turn around at Peters River and head back to the clubhouse as the open water and lack of snow prevented any sort of adequate repair at that location.    Snowmobilers using that section of trail #19 will do so at their own risks, therefore we advise to use extreme caution.

January 21th, 2016 1pm
Our operator got back from last night’s run around 9am this morning. He didn’t encounter too many problems, but says that the trails are rougher than usual due to heavy traffic and lack of snow. Another operator got back on the groomer this morning around 10 am and will be grooming trail #19 from the clubhouse to Arleau brook, then 301 to #22 and on to Island lake and return via the same route. More snow please, Mother Nature.

January 20th, 2016 - 6:30 pm

We’re back in business. The groomer has been repaired and went out on trail 19 to pick up the drag parked on trail #22 near Hwy 180 and start grooming from that point South on trail #22 down to the new #503, then double back on #22 North to #308 and loop back to #22 and return to our clubhouse via #19. That run should take our operator between 12 and 16 hours depending on the conditions. After this, we will revert back to our Jan. 15th plan. This should bring our trails to an acceptable standard for the weekend.

Please help support the club by attending our roast beef supper this Friday night, sponsored by Hatheway Group. Call the club at 783-3335 to reserve your tickets.

 

January 15th, 2016 10:30 pm

Sorry folks, our groomer broke down again tonight on trail #22 near the intersection of highway 180. We were loosing the left front track, so the operator didn’t want to risk going further and breakdown somewhere where there’s no access by road. We will float it down to our shop tomorrow where it can be repaired. We expect to have it repaired by the middle of next week and advise when we can start grooming again.

Trail #19 has at least been groomed one way today from the clubhouse to Island Lake so, it’s in fair condition.


January 15th, 2016

Finally, we have our groomer running again and our operator got back on the trails at 11:30 am today. He will be grooming #19 West, #308, part of #22 and back on #19 to our clubhouse. Once he gets back early tomorrow morning, another operator will return to trail #19 West to #301 past the sugar shack to #22 and return to our clubhouse in Sormany. Then a third operator will groom trail #19 East as far as he can towards Beresford/Bathurst, so we expect the groomer to be on the trails all weekend.

Unfortunately, trail #305 along the hydro lines cannot be groomed yet due to open water on the Millstream and Nigadoo rivers. This trail will be groomed as soon as it freezes over.

So, we are asking trail users this weekend to always keep in mind the groomer could appear beyond that next bend. Be careful and happy sledding.

January 13th, 2016

Unfortunately, we did not receive the mechanical parts expected today. Therefore at least another day will be required before we can start grooming our trails again as we had planned. We regret this delay.
This new snow cover might be hiding obstacles along the trails, therefore we ask that you exercise extreme caution when riding the ungroomed trails. We will up-date again when the trails are groomed.

January 11th, 2016

The mechanical parts required to get our groomer in working condition are on back-order and they are not expected here before sometime Wednesday. Therefore, we will not be able to return the groomer to the trails before late Wednesday night. We then expect to groom all of our trail system West of the clubhouse before returning to trail #19 East during the day on Friday, weather permitting. If you should venture out on our trails before the weekend, please use extreme caution as there are plenty of obstacles caused by the mild weather these last couple of days.

January 10th, 2016

We were hoping for cold weather and more snow for this weekend, but unfortunately mother nature threw us a curve ball by sending rain, making trail #19 East , from the clubhouse to Bathurst, even less usable. In order to meet the NBFSC trail signage requirements, all necessary signs have been installed along this portion of trail #19 as well as several orange pickets marking obstacles along the trail. Nevertheless, we ask all snowmobilers to use extreme caution while on this trail.

Trail #19 West from the clubhouse to the intersection of #301 --- fair condition except for one marked obstacle.

Trail #301 towards the sugar shack and on to the intersection 301/22 --- fair condition with lots of traffic over the weekend.

Trail #22 North to the intersection of trail #308 --- bumpy due to heavy traffic over the weekend.

Trail 308 to #19 to the intersection of #19/301 --- fair condition with one marked obstacle near trail #24.

Groomer maintenance is presently being done and will be down for the next 24 to 36 hours. If weather permits, we should be able to groom the trails West of the clubhouse overnight Monday into Tuesday. We will do the loop #19 West - #301 - #22 - #308 - and back on #19 to the clubhouse.

Further up-dates will be posted as soon as conditions change.

January 5th, 2016

Welcome back to Chaleur snowmobile club trail updates.

Our grooming crews have been out on the trails for the last week or so filling trouble spots, brooks and crevasses in order to offer our members and visitors alike, a safe and a pleasurable outing on our northern trail circuit.

Notwithstanding the fact that mother nature has not been cooperative in the first part of our season, we are now able to inform our snowmobiling enthusiasts that all trails west of the Sormany clubhouse are now officially open for the season. Unfortunately, trail 19 east of our club, still has trouble spots (open water, unfrozen bogs, etc) which will need cold temperature freeze-ups in order to withstand the weight of the groomer before we can officially open this part of trail 19.

Snowmobilers wishing to use this part of the trail may do so at their own risk, however we warn them to use extraordinary caution as there are no warnings to trouble spots on this part of the trail.

On another note, due to circumstances beyond our control, part of trail 19 from the trail 19/22 shelter to the beginning of trail 503 and (the Ramsay trail ) to the IP road will be closed for the season. Sledders wishing to rejoin trail 19 further west will have to follow trail 22 north for some twenty to thirty kms, then hang a left on a local trail to rejoin trail 19 at the intersection of trail 19 and the IP road. Adequate signing will be in place at the proper intersections.

 

April 20th, 2015

Thank you to Blanchard Group, Boudreau Backhoe, Brunswick Trailer Sales, CSI, Johnson Moving and Vernon Pitre Foundation for sponsoring our steak supper.

 

April 16th, 2015 - 7AM

Trails are closed, travel at own risk. Our final event of the season is this Saturday, steak supper with all the fixings sponsored by Blanchard Group, Boudreau Backhoe, Johnson Moving and Vernon Pitre Fondation.

April 15th, 2015 - 7AM

Today is the last official day of the season as our trail lease expires on April 15th. Be on the lookout for washouts as the snow as we've had allot of melting over the past couple of days.

April 13th, 2015 - 7AM

Trails got beat up a bit over the weekend due to the warm weather. We had small window of below freezing temps last night so we took advantage it and groomed trail 19 from the club to the 19/308 jct.

Thank you to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn for putting on supper at the club this past Friday.

April 7th, 2015 - 9PM

Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to Island Lake.

Club supper this Friday, Chicken and Ribs sponsored by Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335.

April 6th, 2015 - 8PM

Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and trail 305 from the 19/305 as far as the Millstream River. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to IP Road as well as Trail 308.

 

April 2nd, 2015 - 7AM

All of our trails with the exception of the 305 have been groomed over the past couple of days. Trail 305 is considered closed as we can no longer cross the rivers with the groomer.

April 1st, 2015 - 7AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, today we will be doing trail 19 from the club to the IP road as well as trail 308.

March 31st, 2015 - 7AM

The NH is back on the trail. Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to 19/22 jct.

March 30th, 2015 - 7AM

No grooming took place over the weekend as both our groomers are currently down. The New Holland should be good to go tonight. There are reports of a a hole on the trail near the 19/24 intersection, please be on the lookout for washouts.  

March 28th, 2015 - 7AM

Caution the Lamtrac groomer is broken on the trail between the club and the Arleau Brook Shelter. It looks like an electrical issues, we will be working at trying to trouble shoot this today.

March 26th, 2015 - 7AM

Last night we groomed trail 301 and trail 22 from the 301/22 to the 19/22 intersection. We are starting to see some melting please be on the lookout for washouts this time of year.

 

March 24th, 2015 - 9PM

Here are the winners of the Wings and Rings Raffles:

Winner of the 50/50 ($644.50) - Remi Godin

Winner of the "Guerrette Trucking" Basket - Renald Boudreau

Winner of the "Joey's Pub" Basket - Nadine Mallais

Money Raised for for Bathurst SPCA = $880.00

 

March 24th, 2015 - 7AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, today we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP road as well as trail 308.

We are looking for the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw from this Saturday's "Wing and Ring" Event. Red Ticket # 809574 please call 783-3025 (Nancy).

March 23rd, 2015 - 7AM

Wings and Rings was huge success again this year, thank you to all the supporters, sponsors and volunteers.

We received some snow on Sunday and it's been extremely windy since, we will be out grooming once the wind dies down. Drifting will be an issue until al the trails get groomed.

March 21st, 2015 - 7AM

WINGS AND RINGS TODAY 11am to 4PM @ ARLEAU BROOK SHELTER. Yesterday we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and last night we did trail 19 from the club to 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22 Shelter. Thank you the Bayside Group for sponsoring last nights supper.

March 19th, 2015 - 7AM

Yesterday we received 5-10 cm of snow in the lower elevations and as much as 20 cm in the upper. The snow is light and it has been quite windy so drifting will be an issue. Today we will groom trail 19 from the club to the IP Road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 to Island Lake.

Busy weekend on the way, Friday night Bayside group is putting on a BBQ chicken supper at the club. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335.  Saturday it's Joey's Pub wings and rings event at the arleau brook shelter from 11am to 4 PM.

 

March 18th, 2015 - 7AM

Yesterday we groomed  trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 jct, trail 301, trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22, trail 19 from the 19/22 to the 19/308 and trail 308.

Busy weekend on the way, Friday night Bayside group is putting on a BBQ chicken supper at the club. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335.  Saturday it's Joey's Pub wings and rings event at the arleau brook shelter from 11am to 4 PM.

March 17th, 2015 - 7AM

Trails held up great over the weekend, however we are getting reports of small sink holes at various location. It's a sign that spring is on the way, if you encounter an unmarked hazard on the trail please do your best to try and mark the hazard to help warn fellow snowmobilers. Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte. Thank you to Island Lake for helping out with our fundraiser this past weekend.

March 13th, 2015 - 7AM

Last night we did from the club to Bathurst, tonight we may some some grooming west of the club if required. Getting allot of comments on how great the trails are. There is a fun raising event for the club taking place at Island Lake this Saturday March14th from 11am to 4pm, all proceed from the purchases of Mussels and Chicken Bouillon will go to the Chaleur Club.  This event is a collaboration between Island Lake and the Chaleur Club. 

 

March 12th, 2015 - 7AM

We had some above zero temps yesterday, reports are that trails are in great shape however lube may be an issue this morning. There is a fun raising event for the club taking place at Island Lake this Saturday March17th from 11am to 4pm, all proceed from the purchases of Mussels and Chicken Bouillon will go to the Chaleur Club.  This event is a collaboration between Island Lake and the Chaleur Club. 

March 11th, 2015 - 7AM

In addition to the trails mentioned in yesterdays post we also groomed trail 308. All trails have been groomed over the past couple of days. There is a fun raising event for the club taking place at Island Lake this Saturday March17th from 11am to 4pm, all proceed from the purchases of Mussels and Chicken Bouillon will go to the Chaleur Club.  This event is a collaboration between Island Lake and the Chaleur Club. 

March 10th, 2015 - 7AM

Today we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst as well as trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte. Once that run is complete we will change operators and head west do trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 jct to Island Lake.

March 9th, 2015 - 7AM

Groomer has been on the trail since 2am, we are planning on grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 intersection to Island Lake

March 8th, 2015 - 9AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 jct. Thank you to Episerie Frenette for sponsoring Friday's supper.

March 6th, 2015 - 7AM

The New Holland is fixed and back on the trail! Today are out on a drift busting mission, we will be grooming 19,301,22 loop. Club supper tonight, lasagna with cesar salad sponsored by epicerie frenette. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

 

March 5th, 2015 - 7AM

We are currently grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. Reports are that trails are in pretty good shape with the exception of few drifts in open areas. Club supper this Friday, lasagna with cesar salad sponsored by epicerie frenette. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

March 4th, 2015 - 7AM

Lamtrac is out again today, our plans are to groom trail 19 from the club to the IP Road as well as trail 308. Club supper this Friday, lasagna with cesar salad sponsored by epicerie frenette. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

March 3rd, 2015 - 7AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 jct, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 jct to Island Lake. Since we have the track off on the New Holland we decided to take the opportunity to replace some of the worn undercarriage components such as bushing and bogies.

March 2nd, 2015 - 7AM

So for so good with the old Lamtrac. Since Friday we groomed trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/503 jct (Simpson's Field), Trail 301, Trail 303 (Upper Lake), Trail 307 (Rocky Brook), and trail 308. Today we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst as well as Trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte.

 

February 27th, 2015 - 10PM

The track shipping fiasco continues, the track did not show up today. However we do have some good news, our President Valmond has been working at our old Lamtrac Groomer and he got it up and running. We performed some testing with it today and all seems well so we installed the tracking unit on it and sent it out on the trail. We are currently on trail 19 from the club to Bahturst. We will change operators once this run is complete and head up 19 as far as the 301, then up the 301 to the 22. It's Nepisquit's Sport Lodge Danny burger run tomorrow and are grooming the shortest route to their event. Expect the groomer on the trail 24/7 over the weekend, let's hope the old lamtrac can handle it.

February 26th, 2015 - 9AM

Travel our trails with caution as there are reports of drifting in most open areas of our trail system. Looks like the new track for the groomer is on schedule to arrive in Bathurst tomorrow morning. If all goes as planned we should be up and running early in the afternoon. We will be starting with trail 19 to Bathurst, once complete we will head west of the club.

February 25th, 2015 - 9PM

We received another 15-25cm of snow throughout our trail system today, we would love to get out there and groom this new snow but we are still waiting for a new front track to show up. We were hopping to get it for Thursday but it now looks like it's only going to show up on Friday. Groomer will be out as soon as we get new track installed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

February 23rd, 2015 - 8PM

We had a busy week last week with multiple snow events and lots of wind to go with it. Trail 308 is now open, signs were place early last week. After returning from grooming on Saturday we noticed an issue with one of our front tracks, the track is coming apart on the inside and will need to be changed. We have ordered a new track today and we should receive it later this week. Therefore there will be no grooming until we get this fixed.

Thank you to West End Sports, Arseneau Fish Market and Chaleur Building Supplies for putting on supper last Friday night. A special thanks to West End Sports for donating 1000$ do the club.

 

February 14th, 2015 - 8AM

Our day did not go as planned yesterday, we had a hydraulic hose let go on the groomer so our sign crew became our repair crew. We were unable to get the signs placed and we only made one pass on the 308. This new trail remains CLOSED until we get the signs placed. Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. Looks like there is a storm on the way for Sunday, once again forecasted quantities vary depending on who's forecast you look at, they vary from 15-35cm.

There will be no updates on the website until Feb 23rd as our website admin is away for the week. However you can stay up to date by going on our facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/club.chaleur

 

 

February 13th, 2015 - 7AM

Trails are still in great shape. Today we are heading back up trail 19 to the new trail 308 to give it  another pass with the our drag that has the brush bar on it, we will be working at widening the narrower sections of trail that have alders. There is also a crew scheduledg to go up and place the required trail signs on this trail.

February 12th, 2015 - 7AM

We made through the 308  to Island Lake with the groomer yesterday. However this trail closed until we place all proper trail signs on it. We are going to try and sign it and give it another pass with our drag that has the brush bar before the weekend.

February 11th, 2015 - 7AM

Yesterday we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst as well as trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte. All trails have been groomed since Sunday. Today we are heading up to work on the new trail 308, we are hopping to be able to bust through to Island Lake over the next couple of days.

February 10th, 2015 - 7AM

We did an operator change yesterday evening and headed back out west of the club to do trail 19 from club to 301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 jct back to Island Lake. Trails should be in amazing shape.

February 9th, 2015 - 7AM

Today we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road and trail 22 from the 19/22 to Island Lake. If the forecast holds up we will try to complete the required brush work on new trail 308 this week. Anyone interested giving a hand to brush trail please email us a info@chaleur.ca.

February 8th, 2015 - 8AM

Last night we did  a bit of grooming on both sides of the club, trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 jct is freshly groomed.

Thank you to AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation and Kenny's Trucking for sponsoring the club supper Friday night.

February 6th, 2015 - 7AM

Trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte is now open, we made it across the three rivers without any issues. The groomer is currently out on trail 19 west of the club heading for the IP Road.

Club supper tonight, Pork Roast sponsored by AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation and Kenny's Trucking. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

February 5th, 2015 - 7AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, today we will be attempting to groom trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte.

Club supper this Friday, Pork Roast sponsored by AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation and Kenny's Trucking. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

February 4th, 2015 - 7AM

Groomer is still out on the trail, we are currently in the process of grooming trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301jct to the 19/22jct.

February 3rd, 2015 - 7AM

We only received 10cm of snow overnight. The groomer is back on the trail, today's run will consist of trail 19 up the IP Road and trail 22 from the 19/22 jct to Island Lake.

February 2nd, 2015 - 7AM

Yesterday we groomed trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 Jct, we cancelled the shift change because env canada issued another blizzard warning for tonight. We will be back on the trail once this next system is over. Be on the lookout for drifts in open areas.

February 1st, 2015 - 8AM

We received 20-25 cm of snow yesterday. The groomer has been on the trail since early am to do trail 19 from the club to Bathurst then 19 from the club to the 19/24 jct. Once that run is complete we will do and operator change then head back up 19 to the IP Road. Looks like more snow on the way for Monday nigh and once again not one forecast is the same, quantities vary from 5-20cm this time around.

January 31st, 2015 - 7AM

Yesterday we groomed trail 19 from the club to Simpson Field (19/503 jct) then we did 19 from the club to Bathurst. More snow on the way today anywhere from 10-25 cm depending on who's forecast you look at.

The Jacquet River Club is having their annual T-Bone Steak day today at their club house on trail 24.

 

January 30th, 2015 - 7AM

Groomer is still out on the 301 and 22 run. Once he returns we will do as much grooming as possible on trail 19 both sides of the club before tomorrow morning. More snow on the way for Saturday, 15 to 20 cm. 

January 29th, 2015 - 7AM

Today we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, once that run is complete we will head back west of the club to tackle the 301 and the 22 from the 22/301 jct to the 19/22 jct.

January 28th, 2015 - 7AM

Yesterday we received approx 20-30 cm of snow throughout our trail system. Groomer is out on trail 19 west of the club on his way to the Ip Road, we will also be grooming trail 22 from the 19/22 jct to Island Lake.

January 26th, 2015 - 9PM

Since yesterday we have groomed trail 19 between Bathurst and the IP road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 to Island Lake. We have parked the groomer as there is storm on the way for Tuesday, up to 30 cm forecasted. Here are a couple of pictures of the work we have been doing on the new Trail 308.

 

January 25th, 2015 - 2PM

We received 10-15cm of snow overnight, the groomer hit the trail as soon as the snow stopped, we are currently grooming trail 19 west of the club.  We spent the last two days cutting wood on the new trail 308, the major cutting is now complete, the next step is brushing.

Thank you to Hatheway Ford, Nissan and Toyota for the wonderful supper on Friday night.

January 23rd, 2015 - 7AM

Trails are in great shape. Yesterday we placed a cable skidder attachment on the 3pt of our groomer and today we are heading out to start the tree cutting operations on the new trail 308, see jan 15th post for more details.

Our second supper of the season is TONIGHT. Roast Beef sponsored by Hatheway Ford, Nissan and Toyota. The big prize for raffle tickets will be a 32" Flat Screen TV with build in DVD player donated by Hatheway's. Come on out and support as the money generated at these suppers goes right back into the grooming of the trails and we are going to need it as we are on pace for another record setting year. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

January 22nd, 2015 - 7AM

We did an operator swap at 10pm last night and headed out to do trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 22/19, groomer will be back at the club by noon. Trails are flat, hard and now have good lube, please watch your speed.

Our second supper of the season is this Friday January 23rd. Roast Beef sponsored by Hatheway Ford, Nissan and Toyota. The big prize for raffle tickets will be a 32" Flat Screen TV with build in DVD player donated by Hatheway's. Come on out and support as the money generated at these suppers goes right back into the grooming of the trails and we are going to need it as we are on pace for another record setting year. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

 

January 21st, 2015 - 7AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, today we are grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP road and trail 22 from 19/22 to Island Lake. Trails are flat and hard we are just scrapping the surface trying to make some lube for the machines.

 

January 20th, 2015 - 7AM

Looks like we survived our January thaw. Trails should be flat and hard with little lube. We have the groomer in the shop for regular maintenance. Maybe later today we will do a test run to see we cant help make some lube.

January 19th, 2015 - 7AM

Yesterday once the groomer returned from his trip west of the club we decided to send it east of the club to Bathurst. Our trails are in great shape in front this thaw, this will help once it gets back below freezing as the trails will freeze flat.

January 18th, 2015 - 8AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the IP Road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 jct to Island Lake. Forecast is calling for 5 deg and rain on Monday, lets hope it does not cause us too much damage.

January 16th, 2015 - 8PM

Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 jct, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to Island Lake. Once this run is complete we will change operators groom trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 jct. Groomer will be on the trail in the am, be on the lookout. This weekend is the NBFSC's president ride and it's taking place in the Chaleur area. If you see these guys out on the trails give a big thumbs up to thank them for all the hard work they do. Have a safe weekend on the trails.

 

January 15th, 2015 - 7PM

We received some great news today! Last April we had applied for two new local trails in the Tetatagouche Rd area, we finally received our approval today from DNR. See map below; trail 307 will run from trail 19 up to the entrance of the Rocky Brook camp cluster and trail 308 will take you from trail 19 to Island Lake. Trail 308 will help unload some traffic on the on the busy section of trail 22 between the 19/22 shelter and Island Lake, this will eliminate the In/out that you currently have to do if stopping into Island Lake on while traveling east/west on trail 19. Both of these trails need work before we can groom them, trail 307 needs some brush cutting and trail 308 also needs brush cutting as well as some cutting of trees in order to make a new corridor between two existing clear cuts.  Now with regards to grooming tonight we will groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst.

January 14th, 2015 - 10PM

Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club the 19/503 and trail 22 from the 19/22 jct to the 22/301. We have had reports of near misses with snowmobiles and vehicles near some camp road crossings, if there is a stop sign on the trail it was put there for a reason please respect the signs and make your stop.

January 13th, 2015 - 9PM

Today we did trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 jct, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 jct to the 19/22 jct. All trails that are open have been groomed this week. Trail 305 remains closed as the rivers are not safe to cross with the groomer.

January 12th, 2015 - 10PM

Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to the IP Road and trail 22 from the 19/22 intersection to Island Lake. Tonight we will groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst.

January 11th, 2015 - 9AM

Lots of traffic on on trails over the past few days. Last night we groomed from the club up the 19/24 jct then down to Bathurst. Groomer is on his way back from Bathurst and should be back at the club near noon.

January 10th, 2015 - 9AM

Our groomer has been on the trail is since Thursday morning, we are currently grooming trail 19 between the club and Bathurst, keep an eye our for him if traveling this section of trail today. Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 19/22 to Island Lake.

Thank you to Elmtree Resources and Guillevin International for sponsoring last nights supper.

January 8th, 2015 - 9PM

Today we groomed trail 19 between the club and Bathurst, we also spent a good part of the day on the 305 between Dunlop and Petit Roche, we detoured the Millstream and the Nigadoo river via paved roads. The rivers on the 305 are starting to freeze over, if these temps keep up we may be able to cross them sometime next week. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 west of the club up to the IP Road.

Our first club supper of the season is this Friday January 9th at 6:30. Chinese Food sponsored by Elmtree Resources Ltd and Guillevin International. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335. Remember that all the money raised at our club suppers goes back into grooming operations.

 

January 7th, 2015 - 9PM

Reports from snowmobilers are that our trails are in excellent condition. We took today to perform maintenance on the groomer, we already have over 250 grooming hrs to date this season. Our first club supper of the season is this Friday January 9th at 6:30. Chinese Food sponsored by Elmtree Resources Ltd and Guillevin International. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335. Remember that all the money raised at our club suppers goes back into grooming operations.

January 6th, 2015 - 8PM

When the groomer returned form his ovenight trip to the IP this morning we switched operators and headed back west of the club to groom trail 301 and trail 22 from the 301/22 jct to the 19/22 jct. All trails that are open have been groomed since Sunday's snow, other than the potential for drifting in open areas trails should be perfect. Very little traffic and cold temps makes for ideal grooming conditions.

Our first club supper of the season is this Friday January 9th at 6:30. Chinese Food sponsored by Elmtree Resources Ltd and Guillevin International. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

January 5th, 2015 - 6PM

Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, we also headed up trail 305 but we only made as far as the Millstream River as the river is still running wide open. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 jct to Island Lake.

January 4th, 2015 - 8PM

Looks like we are going end up getting about 15cm of snow today followed by a small amount of rain. Lots of traffic on the trails this past weekend, trails held out pretty good. We had the groomer out last night between Bathurst and the 19/24 jct. We will be back out the the trails early tomorrow starting with trail 19 from the club to Bathurst.

January 2nd, 2015 - 10AM

Reports are that our trails are in pretty good shape, with the cold temps we received this week and the snow that is forecasted for Sunday our washout/water issues should be over with by next week. Today we will be grooming trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 jct. This is the final post till Sunday, enjoy your weekend on the trails and sled safe.

 

December 31st, 2014 - 4PM

Trail 19 from the club to Bathurst is now open! We were able to bridge Peters River today and we made it to the North Shore of the Tatagouche River near the Atlantic Host. We also groomed Trail 304 from Trail 19 to Danny's Inn. Snowmobiles have crossed the Tetagouche River, CROSS AT OWN RISK. We will no longer be crossing the river with the groomer after last seasons episode. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 31st, 2014 - 7am

Trail 19 from the club as far as Danny's Inn in Beresford is considered open, from Danny's to the Tetagouche River (near Atlantic Host) is considered closed however this may change by end of today as we will be working at trying to bridge peters river. As always please take your time as we filled allot of holes along the way yesterday, the trail is far from perfect but it is passable, today's grooming should improve things.

 

December 30th, 2014 - 7am

Yesterday we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22. We changed operators at 8pm and we are currently out to grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road and trail 22 from the 19/22 to Island Lake. Once this operator returns we will do another operator change and we head on trail 19 from the towards Bathurst. We are going to try work on the closed section between Dunlop and Bathurst to see if we can make a trail that is passable. Trails still aren't perfect but they are improving every day, travel with care. Check December 26th post to see areas of of our trails that have issues.

December 29th, 2014 - 7am

We spent 3 hrs fixing the ice bridge 10 km west of the club yesterday, lets hope it hold up. We then proceeded up 19 to the 19/22 intersection as we had received word that were a couple more washouts near the 19/22 that needed fixing. Today we are on way up the 301 to work on the problem areas on the north and south side of the sugar shack.

December 28th, 2014 - 8am

Caution  one of our major ice bridges on trail 19 10km west of the club is about to wash away. The groomer is out this morning and is going to try and fix this. If all goes as planned we will fix the ice bridge and work the remainder of the day on trail 19 between the club and the 19/24 intersection at fixing other small problem areas. Temperatures this week are looking favorable for our problem areas to freeze over.

December 27th, 2014 - 8am

Take you time on the trails today, especially in the "areas of concern" mentioned in yesterday's post. Please note that that the club house is not open as of yet, it will open on January 2nd, 2015.

December 26th, 2014 - 6pm

Warm weather and rain over the past couple of days is not what we needed. Temps are heading below freezing this evening so trails will likely turn hard with very little lube. We will have the groomer out tonight west of the club to try and make some lube, we are going to make one pass on the 19,22,301 loop. We will also be grooming the bypass around the large water hole that is located on trail 301 near the 22/301 intersection. Areas of concern:

-Trail 19 from Bathurst to the 19/305 (Dunlop) - CLOSED - Need more freezing - Mudholes and watercourses not frozen

-Trail 305 - CLOSED - Need rivers (Nigadoo, Millstream and Elmtree) to freeze

-Trail 19 from the 19/305 up to the 19/24. Potential for washout.

-Trail 301 north and south side of the sugar shack. Running water in some areas.

-Trail 301 behind caribou mine few km before the 22/301 intersection. Major water hole impassable by the avg snowmobiler. By-pass around this water hole  will be groomed tonight

-Trail 22 south side of route 180 for 4km. Potential for washouts

 

December 23rd, 2014 - 7pm

We worked all night on the trail 19 from club to Bathurst, the section from Dunlop to Bathurst (Tetagouche River) is considered closed as there are too many mud holes and water courses that are not frozen enough to make a decent trail, we are going to need some more freezing before we can open this section of trail. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club out to the IP Road (5km west of the 19/503) as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 up to Island Lake. This is the final grooming run and web update until after Christmas. Merry Christmas!

December 22nd, 2014 - 8pm

It's been an eventful couple of days to say the least, we got the groomer out late Saturday followed by the drag on Sunday. Steamed cleaned the groomer Sunday afternoon and checked it over to make sure everything was ok then we sent it back out on the trail, we've been grooming non stop since.  Last night/today we did trail 19 from the club to the 19/503(simpsons field), trail 22 form the 22/19 to the 22/301 and trail 301. At the moment we are attempting trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. Water is still an issues in many areas, here are some of the know areas of concern:

-Trail 301 north and south side of the sugar shack. Running water in some areas.

-Trail 301 behind caribou mine few km before the 22/301 intersection. Major water hole impassable by the avg snowmobiler. There is a by-pass around this water hole but is not groomed but snowmobiles are using it. We will groom by-pass next time out

-Trail 22 south side of route 180 for 4km. Potential for washouts

-Trail 19 from the club to the 19/24 intersection. Potential for washouts

 

 

December 20th, 2014 - 7am

Yesterday we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 19/22 intersection, trail 22 from Island Lake to the 22/301 and trail 301. Unfortunately on the way back early this morning the groomer got stuck in a swamp 8 km from the club. We are going to have to send an excavator to get it unstuck this morning. Trails we groomed yesterday only have one pass and are far from perfect. Take your time if traveling today.

 

December 19th, 2014 - 7am

We received approximately 40 cm of snow yesterday! The groomer will be heading out shortly on trail 19 west of the club. We will keep you posted on the progress.

December 17th, 2014 - 10pm

Snowfall warning in effect for tomorrow, forecast says up to 25cm. This is a good thing as the snow we are currently working with has turned rock and it would have been difficult to groom. We are going to let this system pass and try to groom as much as we can west of the club on Friday.

December 16th, 2014 - 9pm

The groomer was back out today making ice bridges on trail 19 from the club to the 19/24 intersection, we have one more day of prep work and then we will be heading out with the drag. Our goal is to have the Club, Island Lake, Sugar shack loop groomed for the weekend (trails 19, 22 and 301).

December 15th, 2014 - 6pm

Today is the official start to the '14-'15 season. We had the groomer out without the drag to work on making the required ice bridges between club and 19/24 intersection. There is still allot of water in the forest after last weeks snow/rain and mild weather, add the fact the ground is not frozen it's going to make it a real challenge for the groomer. If this section of trail gives us too much trouble we will bypass it and concentrate on the remainder of our trails west of the club which are mainly on logging roads.

November 27th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM on Tuesday! The season if fast approaching and looks like we may be off an early start as we have a good amount of snow on the ground given the time of year.

November 22nd, 2014

Our annual general meeting will take place Tuesday November 25th, 7pm at the Club. All members are encouraged to attend. Trail permits are now on sale @ SNB; you have until December 15th to take advantage of the early bird price of 175$ +HST (saves 70$ off the regular price of 245$). For more details on permit types and prices please refer to the following link:

http://www.nbfsc.com/html/permits.html

Make sure to indicate Club #4 when you purchase your permit as a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the club.

 

April 22nd, 2014 8PM

All trails are closed, travel at own risk. There is still a crazy amount of snow for the 3rd week in April, snowmobilers were still traveling from the club over the weekend however this will likely change by midweek as the forecast is calling for fair amount of rain over the next few days.

Thank you to our volunteers, groomer operators, sponsors, members and all others who have supported our club this past season!

April 14th, 2014 10PM

Tuesday April 15th is the last official day of our season, as of the 16th all trails will be considered closed therefore travel at own risk. There is still decent snow cover on trail 19 from Bathurst to the club and plenty more on trails west of the club. The issue will be with water courses that have no structures on trails that are not on logging roads, the ice bridges will be washing away as the snow pack continues to melt. The tetagouche river near the Atalantic Host opened up over the weekend and Peter Rivers (between Danny's and the Host) and Hache Brook (between Dannys and the tunnel) ice bridges are likely to give way any day. If you come up on a hazard on the trail you can help warn fellow snowmobilers by sticking branches in the middle of the trail (with flagging tape if you have it) several feet prior to the hazard.

 

April 12th, 2014 7AM

We had the groomer out last night on a short run between the club and the 19/24 intersection. The snow has been melting fast over the past few days, there are reports of standing water in some areas of trail19 between Bathrust and Lugar Rd. Ice bridges between Bathurst and the Morrison Rd tunnel are still in tact but the water is now running on those water courses therefore they can give way any day. Travel with caution. All trails west of the club are in great shape and there are no reports of washouts. Enjoy you're last official weekend on the trails remember there is T-Bone Steak Supper this evening at the club.

April 10th, 2014 7AM

The groomer is fixed and back on the trail. Last night we groomed trail 19 between Danny's Inn and 19/301 jct and also trail 301 as far as the Sugar Shack. We did not groom between Danny's and the Host as we did not what to chance crossing Peter's River as it was showing signs of water on each side of the ice bridge. No reports of washouts as of yet.

Our final event of the season is this Saturday, T-Bone Steak Supper at the club. This event is sponsored by Blanchard Home Hardware and Ready Mix, Brunswick Trailer Sales, Johnson Moving and Storage, Vernon Pitre Foundation and Roland Leclair Construction. Steaks will be served between 4 and 9, call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

April 9th, 2014 7AM

Mother nature has been taking care of grooming for us over the past few days with warm temps and rain. If all goes well the groomer will be fixed today. With the melt starting to occur be on the lookout for washouts.

 

April 7th, 2014 10PM

We dropped a lag on the groomer over the weekend, it is currently in shop getting repaired and should be ready to go by midweek.

 

April 4th, 2014 5PM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Simpsons Field, tonight we will groom trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 jct. Enjoy some late season snowmobiling this weekend, conditions are unbelievable for the time of year.

All our trails have been groomed this week (provincials twice, locals once). We will have the groomer out tonight to groom trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 jct. Enjoy some late season snowmobiling this weekend, conditions are unbelievable for the time of year.

April 3rd, 2014 7AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 305 and trail 305 from Dunlop to North Petit Roche.

Club Supper this Friday, Chicken and Ribs sponsored by Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn. Call the club to reserve tickets. 783-3335

April 1st, 2014 10PM

Tonight's grooming will consist of trail 19 from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 up to Island Lake.

Club Supper this Friday, Chicken and Ribs sponsored by Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn. Call the club to reserve tickets. 783-3335

 

March 31st, 2014 9PM

We received another 40cm of snow over the past two days, that brings the total snowfall for the month of march to approximately 125cm. What a winter, January was the only month that we received less than 100cm. Groomer has just left the club to groom trail 19 to Bathurst, once he returns we will change operators and head west to do trail 19 from the club to IP Road and trail 22 from the 19/22 to 22/301.


March 29th, 2014 9AM

All trails with the exception of trail 305 have been groomed since Wednesday's mini blizzard, we were hopping to get to the 305 yesterday but we had to go back and knock down some massive drifts that occurred post storm on trail 19 west of the club. Enjoy your weekend on the trails. More snow on the way Sunday.

March 27th, 2014 9PM

The groomer is currently on it's return trip back to the club from Bathurst on trail 19. Once he gets back we will change operators and head back west to do trail 19 from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to Island Lake.

March 26th, 2014 8PM

Forecast is saying that the storm is supposed to be over at approx 2am this evening, at this point in time it does not look like we are going to get the forecasted amounts. We will be hitting the trails at 4 am and we will head west of the club on trail 19 up to the IP Road. Once that run in complete we will do trail 19 east of the club to Bathurst.

March 24th, 2014 9PM

Since Saturday we have groomed trail 19 between Bathurst and the IP Road and trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301. Tomorrow we will groom trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 jct and trail 301. The groomer will be parked on Wednesday as we will be waiting for the next system to pass, at this point in time it looks like we will be getting 15cm.

March 23rd, 2014 8PM

Our wings and Rings event was a huge success, thank you to our sponsors Joey's Pub, Sysco, McCain's, Clovis, MLA Brian Kenny, Guerette et Freres Trucking, Ace Leasing, North Shore Welding and Elmtree Resources Ltd. Also thank you to all the volunteers who worked on this event. And a final thank you to Bayside Group for putting on supper on Friday Night.

Remember 100% of the money raised at these events goes right back in our trail system. We are on pace to groom over 1100 hrs this year where typically groom 750hrs, without the extra money raised at these events we would never be able to groom this many hrs.

Trails took a beating yesterday with all the traffic, we had the groomer out last night and we groomed trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 intersection. Early tomorrow morning we will be back on the trails do trail 19 from the club to the IP Road. Look's like there is another storm on the way on Wenesday, we will work at getting all trails flat in front of the next system.

March 22nd, 2014 8AM

Joeys Pub Wings and Rings Today! 11am-4pm @ Arleau Brook Shelter All trails except 305 have been groomed since Thursdays storm. Enjoy the day and drive safe. There will also be a live band playing at the club this evening.

 

March 21st, 2014 5PM

We received close to 20cm of wet snow yesterday, the groomer has been on the trail since 7PM yesterday. So far we have groomed trail 19 from Bathrust to the IP Road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 19/301.  We will be back on the trails tonight once the temp drops below freezing, we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 and trail 301. Be on the lookout for the groomer if you are on the trails early tomorrow morning, we should be off the trails by approx 10AM.

Club supper tonight 7PM, BBQ chicken sponsored by Bayside Group. Tomorrow 11am-4PM  we have our 2nd annual Joey's Pub Wings and Rings event at the Arleau Brook Shelter (trail 19 at the 19/301 jct).

March 19th, 2014 10PM- More snow on the way

There is a snowfall warning in effect for Thursday, up to 20 cm of snow. This is the second Thursday storm in as many weeks. Trails at the moment are in great shape, we will have the groomer out on the trails as soon as this system passes, starting with trail 19 from the club to Bathurst.

We have a busy weekend ahead starting with a club supper on Friday night, BBQ chicken sponsored by Bayside Group (call 783-3335 to reserve your tickets) then on Saturday we have our 2nd annual Joey's Pub Wings and Rings event at the Arleau Brook Shelter (trail 19 at the 19/301 jct).

March 17th, 2014 8PM

Since early Sunday morning we have groomed trail 19 from Bathrust to the IP road (from club to the 19/24 was groomed twice) and trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301. Groomer is back on the trail this evening to groom trail 19 from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22. Tomorrow we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and trail 305 from the Dunlop to Pointe Verte. Thank you to all our operators for their hard work over the past few days.

 

March 16th, 2014 10AM

Temperature went above freezing for approximately 12 hrs yesterday and we also received a bit a rain, this was good as it has put some much needed moisture in the new snow. Groomer returned on the trails at 4am, trail 19 from the club to Bathurst is complete and we are currently on trail 19 west of the club.

March 14th, 2014 8PM - LOTS OF SNOW

We received 45 to 60 cm of snow throughout our trail system. Since the storm we have groomed trail 19 between Bathrust and the IP Road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22.  The groomer will be on the trails until noon tomorrow, we will have to park it for a few hours as temps will be above freezing. All trails will need to be groomed a few times before the trails start to set.

 

March 13th, 2014 10AM

The storm should be over later this afternoon, looks like we will end up with close to 35cm of snow. The groomer will be heading out early this evening to groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, once that run is complete we will change operators and head west to do trail 19 from the club to the IP Road and trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301.

March 12th, 2014 7AM

Looks like we are going to get close to 30cm of snow starting tonight into Thursday evening. We will hit the trails as soon as the storm is over.

March 11th, 2014 7AM

Groomer is back on the trails west of the club this am to groom trail 19 from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22. Looks like there is a storm on the way for Wednesday Night into Thursday, all trails will be flat in front of this storm, this will help us get the trails set up post storm.

March 10th, 2014 12PM

There was lots of traffic on our trails last week due to march break. Our groomer has been out on the trail since 6pm Sunday, we started with trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, we also did 305 from Dunlop to the Nigadoo River. We are currently on the trails west of the club where we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301.

FYI trail 19 from the 19/503 to the 19/149 (trail to St Quentin) is not re-opened, please note there is a small 3km stretch of plowed near the park.

 

February 28th, 2014 8AM

The groomer is currently grooming trail 19 west of the club, tonight we will do trail 19 between the club and Bathurst. Trails should be perfect for the weekend. Our sister club the Nepisiquit Sport Lodge is having their annual Danny Burger Run on Saturday at a private camp on trail 22 approx 10 km south of the 22/301 jct.

There will be no post our website until Sunday March 9th, however trail updates will be posted on our facebook page. The link to our FB page is on the upper RHS of this page.

Our next supper is Friday March 7th. All you can eat spaghetti sponsored by Epicerie Frenette. Call 783-3335 to reserve your tickets.

February 27th, 2014 7AM

Reports from snowmobilers who were on the trails yesterday are that all trails are in great shape. Over the next couple of nights we will groom trail 19 between Bathurst and Simpsons Field.

February 25th, 2014 7AM

Once the groomer returned yesterday afternoon we changed operators headed headed back out west of the club and groomed trail 19 from the club to jct 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22. Today we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst as well as trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte. By this evening all trails will have been groomed at least once this week.

February 24th, 2014 7AM

The groomer has been out the past two nights, by midday today we will have groomed all provincial trails that we maintain (19 from Bathurst to Simpsons Field and 22 from 22/19 to 22/301).  Reports are that trails are in great shape.

February 22nd, 2014 8AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and trail 19 from the club to the 19/24 intersection. Below is the trails groomed this week along with the amount of times they have been groomed:

     
Trail From To Groomings this week
19 Bathurst (Tetagouche River near the Host) Chaleur Club 4
19 Chaleur Club 19/301 JCT (Arleau Brook Shlelter) 6
19 19/301 JCT (Arleau Brook Shlelter) 19/24 JCT 3
19 19/24 JCT 19/22 JCT (Shelter) 2
19 19/22 JCT (Shelter) 19/503 JCT (Simpson's Field) 2
19 19/503 JCT (Simpson's Field) MT Carleton Park CLOSED - Logging
22 301/22 JCT 19/22 JCT (Shelter) 3
301 19/301 JCT (Arleau Brook Shlelter) 301/22 JCT 2
305 Beresford Pointe Vert 1

Thank you to West End Sport, Arseneau Fish Market and Chaleur Building Supplies for sponsoring Friday nights supper. And a special thanks to West End Sports and Yamaha for donating 1000$ to the club.

 

February 19th, 2014 9PM

The groomer will be departing shortly to groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst as well as 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte. Tomorrow we will be grooming trail 301 and 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22.  Snowmobilers who were on the trails today said that the trails coming around nicely.

Club supper this Friday February 7th, Salt Cod sponsored by Arseneau Fish Market, Chaleur Building Supplies and West End Sports. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

February 18th, 2014 10PM

This evening the groomer is on trail 19 between the club and Bathurst. Tonight we will groom trail 19 from the club to Simpson's Field and tomorrow we will be back on trail 19 to Bathrust and also the 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte. Our goal is to have the majority of the trails groomed 2 to 3 times before the weekend.

Club supper this Friday February 7th, Salt Cod sponsored by Arseneau Fish Market, Chaleur Building Supplies and West End Sports. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

February 17th, 2014 10PM

All trails mentioned in yesterdays post are complete. The groomer is back on the trail, on this current run we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22.

February 16th, 2014 7PM

Storm #2 is now over, we have received 80cm of snow since Thursday. Groomer has been on the trail since 3PM today, we are currently on trail 19 between the club and Bathurst. Once that run is complete we will change operators and head west to do trail 19 from the club to Simpsons Field (19/503 int) as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301. By midday tomorrow the provincials trails that we maintain will be complete.  With all this new snow it's going to take multiple passes for the trails to set.

February 15th, 2014 8AM

The Groomer has been on the trail since 4pm yesterday, trail 19 from the club is complete and we are currently on the trail 19 heading back from Simpson's field, we will be on trail 22 shortly. The groomer will be on the trail until mid afternoon, we will then park the groomer and wait for the next storm to blow by.

February 14th, 2014 3PM

The storm is nearing it's end, the groomer will be on the trail shortly starting with trail 19 from the club to Bathrust, once that run is complete we will change operators and head west to do trail 19 from the club to Simpsons Field (19/503 int) as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301. Once these trails are complete will likely have to stop grooming as it like there storm on the way for Saturday night into Sunday, another 20-30 cm. Be on the lookout for the groomer as it will be on the trails during daytime hrs this weekend.

One of our sister clubs, The Supervillage Trailblazers are having their annual steak barbecue on Saturday, Feb.15 from 1pm to 7pm at their clubhouse on Trail 24. Event sponsors are Port of Belledune, Hatheway Ford/Nissan, Elmtree Resources, Canadian Tire Atholville, Lounsbury Dalhousie and Lounsbury Bathurst,Stothart Toyota, Bayside Chrysler/Dodge, Ace Leasing, and Sports Max.

 

February 13th, 2014 9PM

Forecast is calling for 30-40cm of snow over the next 24hrs. Once the storm is over we will be back on the trail, we will start with trail 19 from the club to Bathurst then west of the club on 19 out to Simpsons Field.

February 11th, 2014 8PM

All trails with the exception of trail 305 have been groomed at least once since Saturday. Tomorrow we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst as well as trail 305. Looks like there is a storm on the way for Thursday night into Friday.

February 9th, 2014 9AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathrust then we headed west up as far as the 19/24 intersection. Looking at this weeks forecast looks like it's going to beautiful weather for snowmobiling. Groomer will be back on the trail tonight.

February 6th, 2014 11PM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 19/22 and trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301, today we headed back west and groomed trail 19 from the club to Simpson's Field (19/503). Our old lamtrac drag with brush bar is doing a great job a widening narrower sections of trail. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. Trails are in great shape.

Club supper this Friday February 7th @ 7PM. Pork Tenderloin sponsored by AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation, Kenny's Trucking and Joeys Pub. Call 783-3335 to reserve your tickets.

This weekend is also free permit weekend across the entire province. Visit the following link for more details:

http://www.nbfsc.com/html/freepermit.html

 

February 5th, 2014 9PM

All of trails have been groomed at least once this week. We will be back on the trails west of the club tonight, we have hooked onto our old lamtrac drag that has a brush bar. We will be grooming trail 19 west of the club, their may be some debris caused by the brush bar on the trail, if your not in a rush and you come across some give us a hand and throw it off the trail.

 

February 4th, 2014 8PM

The trails are in great shape, the groomer has been out everyday for 7 consecutive days and tomorrow will make it 8. Plans for tomorrow are to groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst as well as trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte.

 

February 3rd, 2014 8PM

The operator who groomed last night said that the trails held up exceptionally well over the weekend. Early tomorrow morning we will be heading back up 19 as far as the 19/301 then onto the 301.

February 2nd, 2014 10PM

There was a lots of traffic on the trails over the weekend, our trails held up pretty good. We had the groomer out last night on trail 19 between the club and Bathurst and tonight we are grooming trail 19 from the club to Simpsons Field (19/503 int) as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 22/301.

January 31ST, 2014 9PM

The groomer is currently on its way back from the run on trail 24 for the Jacquet River Club, once he gets back we will change operators once again and then groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. The groomer has been going steady since 11pm Tuesday night. Enjoy your weekend on the trails!

January 30th, 2014 8PM

The groomer has returned from run on the trails east of the club, we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst as well as trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte. We will be back on the trail tonight to groom trail 19 from the club to Simpson's Field, once that run is complete we will switch operators head head over to trail 24 as far as the Jacquet River club, their groomer is down so they ask us to give them a hand.

Reminder that trail 19 from Simpson's Fiel (19/503 int) to the Mt Carleton Park (19/149 int) is still closed due to logging activities. If you plan on traveling trail 17 or 19 east west you're shortest detour around this closed section of trail can be seen on the map below.

 

 

January 30th, 2014 7AM

 All trails with the exception of trail 305 have been groomed this week. The groomer is still out on the trails, we are back on trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, we will also attempt trail 305.

January 29th, 2014 7AM

Looks like our groomer made through the tetagouche river episode with minimal damage. We have been back on trails since 11PM last night. We are in the process of grooming trail 19 from the club to Simpsons Field (19/503 int). Once the groomer has returned from that trip we will change operators and go groom the 301 and the 22 from the 301/22 int to the 19/22 int.

 

January 27th, 2014 10PM

Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. We crossed the Tetagouche river for the first time this year with the groomer, we made it across without issues but while crossing on our way back the groomer broke through the ice. We were able to get the groomer out of the river however there is a big hole with open water where we broke through. The open area has been marked with flagging tape. The groomer will be thawed out tonight and we will look over it tomorrow to make sure there is no damage from it being in water.

 

January 24th, 2014 7AM

Trails are in great shape, please watch your speed as trails are flat and hard. Start the weekend off the right foot by coming up to the club for supper this evening, see details below.

Club supper this Friday, roast beef sponsored by Hatheway Ford, Hatheway Nissan and Stothart Toyota. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335. Come out and support these suppers as all proceeds go right back into the grooming of trails.

 

January 22nd, 2014 9PM

We did not get the snow that was forecasted for today so we decided to do some trail maintenance. We put our old Lamtrac drag that has a brush bar on it and we went and groomed/brushed trail 19 from Beresford to the 19/24 intersection. Tomorrow we will be grooming trail 19  from the club to the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22.

 

January 21st, 2014 10PM

We groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst today, the trail is not perfect but it's definitely an improvement over the weekend. There are still a couple of icy spots here and there. Looks like we may get a bit of snow on Wednesday, we will let that snow fall before we head back out on the trails.

 

January 19th, 2014 10PM

Trail 19 from the club to Bathurst is now good to go, all the major ice bridges along the way have survived last weeks thaw. Please be cautious as there are a few minor holes as well as some ice patches on this section of trail. We are going to give this trail more time to freeze up before we attempt to groom it. Reports from snowmobilers who were out on the weekend said that trails west of the club were in great shape. Trail 305 from the Dunlop to Pointe Verte is still closed, we are going to need more snow before we attempt to groom this trail again.

January 17th, 2014 6PM

Our groomer is currently out on trail 19 fixing the washouts that needed to be repaired between club and the 19/24 intersection. Trails west of the club are now open, please drive with caution as these freshly repaired washouts are fragile. We have no other reports of washouts west of the club but be on the looked regardless. Trails east of the club are still considered closed, we will try to send the groomer east of the club on trail 19 tomorrow if possible.

Lodging activities in the Simpson's Field area are now complete however logging on trail 19 (3km of tetagouche rd) is still taking place, bad weather has caused delays in the wood hauling in this area. We were told that activities in this area should be completed sometime next week.

January 16th, 2014 11PM

Trails Closed. Our groomer is repaired and will be heading out tomorrow to fix the washouts, if all goes as planned trails west of the club should be open by tomorrow evening.

 

January 15th, 2014 8PM

Trails Closed. Our groomer is still broken down, if all goes well we may have it repaired by tomorrow night. We need the trails to firm up and the running water to settle down before we head out and try to repair the damaged areas.

January 14th, 2014 11PM

TRAILS CLOSED. Reports of wash outs and water on the trails in certain places. Our groomer is currently down, and hopefully will be fixed in the next day or two. As soon as the temperature drops we will be out grooming and working on the wash outs. Please stay off the trails for your own safety. Thank You.

 

January 13th, 2014 8PM

Our snow pack took a bit of a hit over the weekend, however we still have a decent amount snow. Forecast is calling for 6 deg on Tuesday and another 5-10mm of rain. The potential for washouts exist throughout the system please be cautious if traveling. Please email us info on trails conditions if traveling over the next couple of days so that we can post it on the website. Our email is info@chaleur.ca

 

January 10th, 2014 7AM

Our groomer is parked as trails are in excellent condition and traffic has been light over the past couple of days. Trail 19 to Bathurst may see a groomer tonight if there is a need for it. The forecast is not looking favorable over the weekend as they are calling for freezing rain and rain along with some warmer temps, we'll have to wait and see what kind of damage this causes to the trails.

Our first club supper of the season is tonight, Chinese Food sponsored by Elmtree Resources and Guillevin International. Call 783-3335 to reserve your tickets.

January 8th, 2014 9PM

We are currently in the process of grooming trail 301 and we will also be grooming trail 22 from the 19/22 to the 19/22 intersection for the second time in as many nights. Other than a couple small icy patches on trail 19 east of the club all the trails that we have groomed this week are in top shape.

Trail 305 from the Nigadoo River heading north to Pointe Verte is considered closed as the Nigadoo River is currently impassable after this weeks rain.

The logging operations that are taking place on our portion of trail 19 (tetachouche lakes rd and simpsons field) are supposed to be completed early next week.

Its looking like trail 19 from the 19/503 intersection to the MT Carleton Park will be closed for the remainder of the season as there is a 10 km section of trail 19 that is being plowed on the north side of RTE 180 near Mt Carleton. The detour route from 19/503 back to trail 19 will be trails 503, 23 and 149. In other words you have to head south to governors then west to four corners (near sepentine) then back up north to the Park. We will post a map showing this detour shortly.

 

January 7th, 2014 11PM

Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst, the operator reported that the trail is in pretty good condition other then a few areas had some standing water on them. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Simpsons Field, and Trail 22 from the 19/22 shelter to the 22/301 intersection.

Our first club supper of the season is this Friday, Chinese Food sponsored by Elmtree Resources and Guillevin International, call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

January 6th, 2014 8PM

There was a decent amount of traffic on our trails over the weekend. Snowmobilers were reporting that most of the trails were still in very good to excellent condition late yesterday afternoon, the exception being trail 19 from the club to Bathurst which was in good to fair condition. Unfortunately we were unable to run the groomer over the weekend as we needed to perform some minor repairs. We have been receiving rain most of the day with the temps near freezing, forecast is calling for +6 this evening then flash freeze to -8 by morning. Trails should hold up ok however there may be a potential for washouts. Once everything freezes back up we will groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst.

 

January 2nd, 2014 9PM

This evening we are grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and early tomorrow morning we will head west on trail 19 for the IP Road.  Trails should be in top shape for the weekend where the temps look like they will be more reasonable than they have the past few days, we've been a deep freeze since new years eve.

December 31st, 2013 4PM

Happy New Years Eve to everyone! All of our main trails have been groomed since Saturday with the exception of the section of trail 19 mentioned on yesterdays post. Grooming will resume later this week, our plans are to have trail 19 from the Bathurst Sunset Exit to the Ip Road groomed again before the weekend.

FYI we have not groomed down to the bottom of the Tetagouche river as of yet as there is an ice jam on the shoreline where we typically turn around and the river has not frozen over enough for us to venture onto the ice with the groomer. However snowmobile are crossing the river.

December 30th, 2013 9PM

We received another 10 cm over the past couple of days. Since Saturday we have groomed trail 19 from Sunset Exit to the the logging operations near Simpson's Field, we also groomed trail 305 from Beresford to Petit Roche. Early tomorrow am we will be heading out to do trail19 from the club the 19/301 int, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 int to the 22/19 int.

We have not groomed trail 19 from the 19/503 to the IP road as of yet this year as we were waiting to hear word from the NBFSC whether trail 19 between the 19/503 and Mt Carleton was going to be open because of a 10 km stretch of trail is being plowed on the north side of the park. We just got world today that an alternate route has been found and that St Quentin has groomed from the park to the IP road therefore we will be grooming the missing link on the next run up that way later this week.

December 27th, 2013 8PM

The groomer has been going non stop since noon yesterday. Trail 19 from Bathurst to the logging operation near Simpson's Field, trail 22 from the 19/22 int to the 22/301 are groomed and we are currently on the 301.

Please note that there is a potential for washouts on trail 19 between the sunset exit and the tunnel at hwy11 as the operator reported a few soft spots on that section of trail.

Reminder that there are a two areas of our trail system that have logging actives. They are as follows:

- Approx 4km of Trail 19 from the sormany rd (near the 19/24 int) to the upper Tetagoughe lake rd (19/303 int)

-Approx 6km of Trail 19 and Trail 503 from route 180 to approx 4km east of Simpson's Field

Logging activities in these areas are supposed to be completed early in the new year.

 

December 26th, 2013 9AM

Happy Holidays! Santa was very good to us this year by giving us a pile of snow. We received another 30cm since the last post. Groomer will be hitting the trails at midday today, we will start by grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. Once that run is complete we will do trail 19 west of the club then the 301 and 22. If all goes as planned the majority of our trails will be groomed at some point on Saturday.

December 23rd, 2013 7AM

We received 25cm of snow over the past couple of days and the forecast is calling for an additional 5-10 cm today. The groomer is currently out on trail 19 west of the club and will go as far as the logging operations near Simpson's field, he may also groom 22 from the 19/22 shelter to Island Lake if Balmoral has not already groomed it. Once that run is complete we are going to try and groom 19 from the club to Bathurst but operator availably may be an issue.

 

December 19th, 2013 9PM

Last nights grooming of trail 19 from the club to Simpson's Field was a success. Today we groomed trail 19 from the club towards Bathurst; we made it as far far as the tunnel on Hwy 11 in Beresford, we had to turn around there as we nearly got the groomer stuck in Hache Brook, the snow that fell earlier this week is too dry and the ice bridges are not supporting the groomer. Looks like we should be getting more snow on Sunday, hopefully we will be able to groom from the tunnel to the Tetagouche River near the Host early next week.

We will be heading back out on the trails early tomorrow to groom trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 int, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 int to trail 19/22 int.

Please be on the lookout for washouts as newly formed ice bridges can take a few attempts to fill in before they freeze over.

The club will be open on Saturday.

December 18th, 2013  6PM

Yesterday we spent the day building the required ice bridges on trail 19 from the club to the 19/24 intersection. Last night we headed back up 19 with the drag in toe but we only made it 15 km out where drag hit a rock and broke the shear pin along with some hydraulic hoses.  Today we made the required repairs and we are now back up and running. We are planning to groom trail 19 from the club to Simpson's Field as well as parts of trail 22.

Please note that there are a two areas of our trail system that have logging actives. They are as follows:

- Approx 4km of Trail 19 from the sormany rd (near the 19/24 int) to the upper Tetagoughe lake rd (19/303 int)

-Approx 6km of Trail 19 and Trail 503 from route 180 to approx 4km east of Simpson's Field

Logging activities in these areas are supposed to be completed early in the new year.

 

December 16th, 2013  6PM - First Major Snow Storm of the Season

The forecast was calling for 15-20 cm but we received close to 30 cm in the lower elevation and 50 + cm in the upper elevations. The snow is a little on the dry side but we should be able to work with it given the quantities we received. We will start by sending the groomer out  without the drag on trail 19 west of the club, there are several ice bridges that need to be built between the club and 19/24 intersection. Once that is complete we will hook the drag on and head back up 19 up to Simpson's field. Not sure if there is enough snow down to groom from the club to Bathurst however the forecast is calling for more snow on Wednesday, we will likely make an attempt after 19 west is complete.

December 11th, 2013 - THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the members who showed up to tonight's AGM; biggest turnout in many years. We were able to make the required changes to our constitutions.

December 15th is the deadline to take advantage of the early bird price of 170$ +HST (saves 65$ off the regular price of 235$). Note if you plan on purchasing your permit at SNB you must do so by this Friday as they are closed on the weekend. For more details on permit types and prices please refer to the following link: http://www.nbfsc.com/html/permits.html . Remember CLUB #4 when filling out your form.

We have the brusher on the on the New Holland and we will be brushing trail 19 west while waiting for the snow to show up. Trails are freezing up nicely but we only have about 10 cm down at this point in time, looks like there may be a storm on the way this Sunday.

 

 

December 8th, 2013 - Urgent

2013-2014 Annual General Meeting

 7pm Wednesday December 11th

@ the Chaleur Snowmobile Club

 

This is our second attempt in as many weeks, quorum (legal minimum) was not achieved on the first attempt. We are urging members to show up as we need to approve the budget for the 2013-2014 season and we also need to make changes to our constitution in order to allow the current directors to operate within the rules of our constitution. Our constitution currently sates that we need 10% of local members to show at the AGM in order to be quorum, therefore we need approximately 27 members to attend the meeting. We would like to get the AGM quorum changed to 5% or a fixed number say 12-15 members, we would also like to add proxy voting to the constitution. Proxy voting is when a member can appoint a fellow member vote on their behalf. Many of our directors volunteer 100's of hrs per year to the club please support their efforts by showing up to this very important meeting.

 

November 26th, 2013 - Changes to ORVA

Over the off season our government has made some changes to the Off Road Vehicle Act with which may affect some of you riders out there. The changes pertain to the location of the trail permit and licence plate, rear view mirrors and mufflers. The changes are as follows:

ORVA Section 7.1 (1) (a): “a motorized snow vehicle trail permit that is a decal is permanently attached to and conspicuously displayed (i) if the motorized snow vehicle has a windshield, approximately centre at the bottom of the windshield; and (ii) if the motorized snow vehicle does not have a windshield, on the left side of the front of the cowling of the vehicle.”

 

ORVA Section 3 (1) (b): “a valid clearly visible number plate or decal issued under paragraph (3) (a) is securely mounted in a conspicuous position. (i) if the vehicle is a motorized snow vehicle, on the snow flaps of the vehicle;”

 

ORVA Section 22 (1) (b.2): “No person shall drive an off-road vehicle unless it is outfitted with the equipment required under this section and such equipment is in good working order. (b.2) one rear-view mirror mounted on the left side of the vehicle, and”

 

ORVA Section 23 (a): “:(a) it is not equipped with a muffler and exhaust system in continuous operation and in good working order that comply with the manufacturer’s original specifications or, if the muffler or exhaust system was replaced, that complies with the equivalent manufacturer’s specifications of the replacement muffler or exhaust system,”

 

November 25th, 2013

Our annual general meeting will take place Tuesday December 3rd at 7pm at the Club. All members are encouraged to attend. Trail permits are now on sale @ SNB; you have until December 15th to take advantage of the early bird price of 170$ +HST (saves 65$ off the regular price of 235$). For more details on permit types and prices please refer to the following link:

http://www.nbfsc.com/html/permits.html

Make sure to indicate Club #4 when you purchase your permit as a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the club.

 

 

April 16th, 2013 9PM

All trail are now considered closed because as of April 15th we no longer have exclusive rights to our trails. As of Monday trails west of the club still had good snow and there were not washouts however washout can occur at anytime as temps have been high last couple of days and were also getting some rain tonight. Ride trails at own risk. 

The club is now closed for the season. Thank you to our groomer operators, club employees and our volunteers for all their hard work this past season. Also thank you to all members and non members and sponsors who supported the club.

April 11th, 2013 9PM

We had the groomer out last night on trail 19 west of the club as far as Upper Lake. There should be no issues on trails west of the club for the weekend, all trails east of the club are closed. Come out and enjoy some amazing spring riding trail conditions. This will be the final weekend that snowmobilers have exclusive rights to the trails cause after the 15th its open season.

Our final event of the season is this Saturday, T-Bone Steak with all the fixings. 11am to 7pm at the club. This event is sponsored by Blanchard Home Hardware and Ready Mix, Quality Trailers (Polaris) and Roland Leclair Construction.

 

April 8th, 2013 10PM

Trails west of the club are still in top shape, no reported washouts as of yet. We groomed trail 19 from the club to Simpson's field (19/503 intersection) on Saturday night, operator reported that the trail was getting down to ice near Simpson's Field.

Thank you to Danny's Inn and the Atlantic Host for putting on supper last Friday.

Our final event of the season is this Saturday, T-Bone Steak with all the fixings. 11am to 7pm at the club. This event is sponsored by Blanchard Home Hardware and Ready Mix, Quality Trailers (Polaris) and Roland Leclair Construction.

April 4th, 2013 10PM

Trails east of the club are closed, all trails west of the club are still open.

Groomer is on trail tonight do a little touch up grooming, we will be grooming trail 19 as far as the 301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 intersection to the 19/22 intersection. Trails are in great shape given the time of year but please be aware that conditions can change fast and washout can occur at anytime.  If you do encounter a washout please inform our club employees of the location or send us an email info@chaleur.ca we will do our best to repair it in a timely fashion.

Club supper this Friday is Chicken and Ribs sponsored by Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

April 2nd, 2013 9PM

We will wait and see what the reports are from tomorrow's traffic to see if we need to send out the groomer. Snowmobilers who were out on Sunday said the trails were awesome. Trails east of the club are closed all trails west are still open.

Club supper this Friday is Chicken and Ribs sponsored by Atalantic Host and Danny's Inn. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

April 1st, 2013 8PM

All trail west of the club are still open and are in great shape. We received a lot of good comments from snowmobilers who were out this past weekend. We had a couple of small washouts on trail 19 near the 19/24 intersection last week, we repaired these with pallets on Friday night.  Remember that washouts can appear at anytime at this point in the season so please be on the lookout, we will do our best to repair them as they appear.

Forecast was calling for rain today but we received a mix of rain and snow in the lower elevations and mostly snow in the upper. Looks like the temperatures for the majority of this week will be below seasonal, we should have no issues making through another weekend, heck we may make even make it to the the 15th of April if the temps remain seasonal.

March 28th, 2013 11PM

Trail 19 east of the club is now considered closed, reports are that the trail is ok from hydro line in Dunlop to the club but lacks snow as you head east from Dunlop. All trails west of the club are open and still have plenty of snow. Groomer is out tonight doing trail 19 from the club to the 301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 22/19. Tomorrow night we will try to do trail 19 from the club to the 19/503 or the IP Road depending on how many hours of grooming are available to us.

 

March 26th, 2013 10PM

Operator who groomed last night said the conditions were good for grooming and that the trail was setting up nice, he ended up grooming trail 19 from the club all the way to the IP Road. All of our trails except for trail 305 (closed) have been groomed since Saturday. Other than a few bare spots along hyw 11 trails are in great shape. Grooming during the rest of this week will depend on the amount of traffic we see. Here is a couple of pictures from the "Wings and Rings" event that took place at Arleau Brook on Saturday.

 

March 25th, 2013 9PM

Wow what a weekend! It started with a club supper on Friday night, thank you Bayside Group. Then on Saturday morning there was a lot of people who came out to see Yamaha's new Viper, thank you West End Sports. Finally it was the Joeys Pub "Wing and Rings" event at the Arleau Brook Shelter and what a huge success it was. Thank you to Joey Couture, Nancy Guerette and the entire team who put all the hard work and effort into this event. Looks like this is going to be an annual event going forward.

As for Grooming, Friday night we did trail 19 west of the club out to the IP Road, Saturday night trail 19 between Bathurst and the 19/24 intersection, last night we groomed trail 301 and trail 22 from 301 to Island Lake. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to Simpsons Field (19/503 intersection). Forecast is calling for rain over the next couple of days this will probably put an end to being able to cross the tetagouche river.

March 22nd, 2013 9PM

We were able to groom trail 19 east of the club all the way to north side of the tetagouche, sleds are still crossing the Tetagouche but this can change at any time. This trail has good snow except for the small sections of trail near hwy11. All of our trails are open with the exception of trail 305. Grommer is back on the trail tonight doing some touch up grooming on trail 19. Come on out and support us by having some wings and ring at the Arleau Brook Shelter tomorrow. Have a safe weekend on the trails.

March 21st, 2013 9PM

Trail 19 west of the club is groomed and we are currently on trail 19 east of the club heading towards Bathurst. We are hopping to make it to the north side of the Tetagouche river. As of today snowmobilers were still crossing the river.  Once the groomer returns we will do another operator change and head out to do the 301 and also the 22 from 22/301 to 19/22.

Here are the events that are taking place this weekend:

March 22nd, 2013 - Club Supper - BBQ Chicken - Bayside Group. Call 783-3335 to reserve your tickets

March 23rd, 2013 - West End Sports, Yamaha Demo Day - Come test out some of the current Yamaha lineup. There will also be an all new 2014 Yamaha Viper on display. 9am to 1pm at the club.

March 23rd, 2013 – "Wings & Rings"  Joey's Pub and Eatery famous chicken wings and onion rings. 11am to 4pm at the Arleau Brook Shelter. Click on Picture below to go to the facebook event page.

 

March 20th, 2013 10PM

We received close to 25cm of snow today which is great news as we should be able to get trail 19 from the club to Bathurst open for the weekend. We are going to start off by grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP road early Thursday morning. Once that run is done we will switch operators and try trail 19 from the club to Bathrust.

March 18th, 2013  9PM

All trails west of the club are open and still have a pretty good amount of snow cover. Trails east of the club are considered closed, however we may potentially be able to groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst later this week if we get the forecasted amounts of snow. Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the IP Road and tomorrow we will groom trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22.  Be on the lookout for washouts as they can occur at any time at this point in the season.

 

March 13th, 2013  9PM

Looks like worst of the warm spell will be over by tonight however it does not look like we will drop below freezing until Thursday night. We still have an ok amount of snow remaining but our biggest concern is water courses being opened up. Areas for potential washout would be trail 19 from Bathurst to the 19/24 intersection, trail 301 within 2 km either side of the sugar shack and trail 22 between rte 180 and 19/301 intersection. We will likely send the groomer out with pallets west of the club on Friday. There will be no post until Sunday, until then you can call  the club to inquire about trail conditions. 783-3335

March 12th, 2013  9PM

We have one more day of warm weather forecasted before we return to seasonal temps. Wednesdays forecast is calling for 7 deg and15mm of rain. Trails west of the club should have no trouble sustaining this hit but not sure what is going to happen as you get closer to Bathurst. There is definitely the potential for washouts. Groomer will be back on trail once weather permits.

March 10th, 2013  11PM

It was another busy weekend on the trails. Thank you to Cuisine a Roy, Vernon Pitre Foundation and Maritime Refrigeration for putting on supper on Friday night.

Last night trail 19 was groomed from Bathurst to the 19/24 intersection. We headed back out today to groom trail 301, trail 22 (22/301 to 19/22) and trail 19 (19/22 to 19/503). With the warm weather forecasted over the next few days we are trying to get a much trail groomed as possible so that the trails will be flat once we return to seasonal temps.

March 7th, 2013  8PM

Groomer is on on its way back from his run to 301 and 22, we also did the section of trail 22 from the 19/22 shelter into Island Lake. Once back to home base we will change operators and head back up trail 19 west of the club up to the IP Road.

While grooming trail 19 east of the club last night we only went as far as the sunset exit near the Atlantic Host, we will no longer cross the Tetagouche River with the Groomer as it is showing signs of water. Trail 305 from Nigadoo to Pointe Verte is considered closed as the water courses along that route are also showing signs of water and we do not want to chance crossing them with the groomer.

Friday night we plan on grooming trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and trail 305 from the 19/305 to the Nigadoo River. Looks like its going to be a beautiful weekend on the trails.

Club supper this Friday is Salted Pork Rib Dinner sponsored by Cuisine a Roy, Vernon Pitre Foundation and Maritime Refrigeration. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335

March 6th, 2013  9PM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the IP Road, it was slow going as there was lots of snow and some pretty massive drifts in some areas. It's a winter wonderland in the upper elevations, snow is up as high as our trail signs in some areas.

Tonight we will groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and tomorrow we will do trail 301 and 22 from the 22/301 int to the 19/22 int.

Club supper this Friday is Salted Pork Rib Dinner sponsored by Cuisine a Roy, Vernon Pitre Foundation and Maritime Refrigeration. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335

 

March 5th, 2013  9PM

Tonight we are going to attempt to groom trail 19 west of the club. There is over a foot of fresh snow west of the club, this snow seems to have a bit less moisture in it than the lower elevations. The snow we received in the lower elevations is still to wet for us to attempt grooming, there are even reports of slush in some areas.

Club supper this Friday is Salted Pork Rib Dinner sponsored by Cuisine a Roy, Vernon Pitre Foundation and Maritime Refrigeration. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335

We also have another special event to go along with our "Wings and Rings" at the Arleau Brook Shelter on the 23rd of March. West End Sports will be putting on a demo day at the club, you will be able to test drive some of the current Yamaha models and there will also be an all new 2014 Yamaha Viper on display. Click on the following link for more details:

http://chaleur.ca/upcoming_events.htm

 

March 4th, 2013  9PM

It's been snowing on and off and also raining at times for the past few days, approx amounts are 15-20 cm in the lower elevations and 30 cm in the upper. The snow is too wet for us to groom at this point in time, we will likely be back out grooming on Tuesday night once the temp goes below zero.

March 1st, 2013  9PM

Tonight the New Holland will groom trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn then head up trail 19 to the 301 then up the 301 as far as the sugar shack. Our Lamtrac is down with a hydraulic issue, looks like it may be serious. The New Holland will be back out on Saturday night and will groom trail 19 from Bathurst to the 19/24 intersection.

We are anticipating a busy weekend on the trails with march break under way and Nepisquit's Danny Burger Run on Saturday. Our club will be open on Monday and Tuesday during the next two weeks for NB and NS breaks.

 

February 28th, 2013  9PM

The New Holland is out on trail 19 west of the club tonight and is heading to the IP Road. Forecast is looking like a mixed bag of tricks over the next 4 days.

 

February 27th, 2013  9PM

We spent most of today working on trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte , unfortunately we were only able to make it as far as Petit Roche North. There is a river valley there referred to by the locals as "Franks Hill", there was just not enough snow around for us to work with to able to fill in the valley. We will reassess once we get more snow. We may not be able to groom up 305 much longer as one of the branches of the Nigadoo is showing signs of water.

Snowmobilers who were out today are saying that trails are in great shape.

 

February 26th, 2013  9PM

Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 east of the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn, on our way back up we will turn off onto the hydro line and attempt to groom trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte. The majority of our trails are are now in top shape.

February 25th, 2013  9PM

The New Holland has been out every night since Thursday working the trails west of the club and every run has taken 16 to 20 hours. It will be back out west of the club again tonight grooming trail 19 as far as the 19/503 intersection or the IP Road. By tomorrow all trails west of club should be in pretty good shape. Thanks to our operators for enduring some pretty intense grooming conditions as well as long hours since the big one. 

February 24th, 2013  9PM

Trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn is in pretty good shape, it's been groomed three times since the big one. Trails west of the club still need more work. The New Holland will be out west of the club tonight to groom trail 19 as far as 301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 301/22 to the 19/22.

February 23rd, 2013  9PM

We had both groomers out last night, the NH did trail 19 from club to 301/19, trail 301 and trail 22 form the 301/22 to 19/22, the Lamtrac groomer trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. Both groomers will be out again tonight as well, the New Holland will head up trail 19 from the club to the IP Road and the Lamtrac will groom trail 19 from club to Bathurst.  With the crazy amount of snow we received last week it is going to take some time before trails are up to par, west of the club the snow is waist deep in some areas. Reminder that the trails groomed by our Lamtrac will not show up on the nbfsc grooming status website as it does have a gps unit. We should have a gps for it shortly.

Thanks to AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation, Kenny's Trucking and Joey's Pub for sponsoring last nights supper.

February 21st, 2013  5PM

The New Holland has been on trail 19 west of the club since 11 am, he is making slow but steady progress. The Lamtrac will be heading from the club to the Atlantic Host and Dannys Inns within the hour. Once operators become available we will groom trail 301 and 22 (Hopefully Friday Night). We received a call from camp owners that are stuck in the Rocky Brook cluster, they have short track machines and could not even make it out of the camp yard. The backcountry boys are their way to rescue them. Estimates for snow quantities over the past day and a half would be close to 60cm in the lower elevations and god knows how much more in the upper elevations.

We were unable to open to club today do to the storm. If you tried reaching us for supper tickets please try back tomorrow.

Club supper this Friday night, BBQ Roast Pork sponsored by AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation, Kenny's Trucking and Joey's Pub. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

Next post will be Sunday.

 

February 20th, 2013  8PM

As of 8PM there is 14" of snow down and the forecast is calling for another 8" from now until midday Thursday. Once the storm is over our plans are to send the Lamtrac on trail 19 from the club to Bathurst and the New Holland will go west and groom trail 19 from the club to the IP Road. If all goes well we should have the majority of our trails groomed for the weekend.

Club supper this Friday night, BBQ Roast Pork sponsored by AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation, Kenny's Trucking and Joey's Pub. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

Once again the backcountry boys were back out playing in the fresh powder. Waist deep snow in the upper elevations.

 

February 19th, 2013  9PM

Trail 19 from the club to the Danny's Inn and the the Atlantic Host is complete, we crossed the Tetagouche River for the first time this season and turned around in the back parking lot of the Host. We did another operator change and we are now out west of the club grooming trails 19 from the club to the 19/301 intersection (Arleau Brook), 301 (sugar shack trail) and 22 from the 22/301 intersection to the 19/22 intersection.  Operators  reported that trail 19 west of the club has well over a foot and  trail 19 east of the club has good snow cover with the exception of a small stretch near the power line which is wind swept.

Looks like another foot of snow on the way for Wednesday. We will hit the reset button and be back out grooming once storm is over.

Club supper this Friday night, BBQ Roast Pork sponsored by AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation, Kenny's Trucking and Joey's Pub. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

 

February 18th, 2013  7PM

We received our first big snow storm of the season on Sunday, approx 25 cm in around town and reports of more in the upper elevations of our trail system. We headed out to groom trail 19 from the club to the IP Road midday today, once the groomer returns we will change operators and groom trail 19 down to Danny's Inn and the Atlantic Host. Drifting will be an issue until the winds subside. Looks like more snow on the way for midweek.

Click on the following link to see an interactive trail status map of all NBFSC trails:

http://184.73.246.136:8008/nbfsc/client/index.html

Click on trail status on the lower right hand side to see when the trails have been groomed, map is only updated once per day at 8 am.

Here is a picture taken by snowmobilers who were playing off trails west of the club today.

 

 

February 12th, 2013  10 PM

We have received approximately 10 cm of snow over the past 24hrs, this snow is perfect for packing as it has some moisture in it. Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 19/24 intersection, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22. All trails west of the club are open. 

Snowmobiles have been traveling Trail 19 from Bathurst to the Club, this section of trail has no bare spots but it is in rough shape near town and there are of a couple of trees down on the trail. We will groom this trail on Wednesday with our old Lamtrac and it will be considered open once grooming is complete. Please note that this section of trail will not show up as groomed on the NBFSC groomer site as the groomer does not have it's gps unit installed.

 

February 11th, 2013  9 PM

Last nights run on trail 19 west of the club went rather well, the operator said that the snow was panning well and seemed to be sticking to the icy sections of trail. However there were three open areas between the Arleau Brook shelter and the 19/24 intersection that were wind swept and remain hard and icy. Trail 19 west of  the club to the IP Road is considered open, please drive with care. There is more snow on the way tonight, depending on which forecast you look at it's going to be anywhere from 5-15 cm's. We will be back out grooming tomorrow, depending on the snow amounts it will either be trail 19 to Bathurst or trail 301.

 

February 10th, 2013  11PM

We received 15 cm of snow on Saturday, once again this snow was on the light side. There was traffic on the trails today which is good because it will help pack the snow to the iced sections of trail. We will be attempting to groom trail 19 from the club to the IP Road tonight.

Thank you to West End Sport, Arseneau Fish Market and Chaleur Building Supplies for sponsoring Friday nights supper. And a special thanks to West End Sports and Yamaha for donating 1000$ as well as an event tent to the club.

 

February 6th, 2013  9PM

All trails are still closed. We need snow!

The club supper this Friday is Salt Cod sponsored by West End Sports, Arseneau Fish Market and Chaleur Building Supplies. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335

February 4th, 2013  8PM

All trails are still closed. We received 10-15 cm of fluffy snow overnight, we headed out this morning with the groomer and tried to pan this new snow down before the winds picked up, we only made it 9km west of the club and we had to turn around as we were unable to make it up one of the hills.  The entire trail system is either rock hard snow, sheer ice or  bare spots. There are also reports of washouts and downed trees.

 

January 31st, 2013  10PM

The temperature today reached a record high of 13.5 degrees in Bathurst. Add high winds and heavy rain at times to the equation and this is what were left with.

All trails are considered closed until we have a chance to asses the damage.

January 30th, 2013  8PM

Forecast is calling for 5-10mm of rain, 9 deg and high winds for tonight into Thursday. We will have to wait and see what kind of damage this does to the trails. Looks like there may be some snow on the way for Sunday.

We have a new event planned for this season for Saturday March 23rd at the Arleau Brook Shelter. "Wings and Rings" sponsored by Joey's Pub and Eatery. Click on our Upcoming Events tab for more details.

January 28th, 2013  8PM

Special thank you to Hatheway Ford, Hatheway Nissan and Stothart Toyota for sponsoring supper Friday night. We sent the groomer out today on trail 19 west of the club as far as the 19/503 (Simpsons Field). Looks like that may be it for grooming for the foreseeable future as the forecast for midweek is calling for rain and temps nearing double digits.

January 24th, 2013  10PM

Trails should be in great shape for the weekend, temps have been very cold all week and there has been very little traffic. All of our trails are open with the exception of trail 305 which needs more snow. Trails are hard and flat which makes it easy to get carried away with speed. Please take your time and drive cautiously.

The club supper this Friday is Roast Beef sponsored by Hatheway Ford, Hatheway Nissan and Stothart Toyota. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335

 

January 22nd, 2013  10PM

We took our old Lamtrac on its first big trip of the season today from the club to Bathurst. We went as far as the Tetagouche River near the Host and also did the trail into Danny's Inn. On our way back this evening while going up a hill the drag slid off the trail and we did not have enough traction or the proper rigging to get it out so we had to leave the drag behind. We will heading out first thing in the morning to rescue the drag and finish grooming the trail.

Trail 19 from the club to Bathurst is in good condition from the club to Robertville, from Robertville to Bathurst the trail is lacking snow in some areas but it is safe to travel on. All trails west of the club are in great shape.

The club supper this Friday is Roast Beef sponsored by Hatheway Ford, Hatheway Nissan and Stothart Toyota. Call the club to reserve your tickets. 783-3335

January 21st, 2013  8PM

We received 10-15 cm of snow on Sunday, we could have used more but at least this new snow has covered up some of the bare spots. Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to the IP Road, tomorrow we will groom trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 int to the 19/22 int. Tuesday night or Wednesday we will attempt to groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst.

 

January 16th, 2013  10PM

The groomer just returned from it's run from the club to the IP road. The ice bridges have been repaired and the trail is in good shape except for a few bare spots between the club and the 19/24 intersection. Some of the brooks are unfrozen and have running water so the potential for washout is still there so please drive with care. The groomer will be back on the trail early Wednesday morning to groom 19 as far as the 19/301 int, the 301 and the 22 from the 22/301 int to the 19/22 int.

 

January 15th, 2013 , 9PM

Reports are that multiple ice bridges on trail 19 from the club to the 19/24 have collapsed but are still intact we will be sending the groomer out early Wednesday morning to try to repair this trail. The remainder of the trails west of the club should be ok with the exception of sections of trail 301 on the north and south side of the sugar shack and potentially a 5km stretch of trail 22 on the south side of RTE180. Trail 19 from the club to Bathurst is considered closed as there is not enough snow to groom.

January 14th, 2013 , 8PM

Temperatures over the past couple of days have been well above normal (+6 Sunday and +10 Monday), the snow pack around Bathurst has taken a pretty good hit. We will assess the trails on Tuesday but it is unlikely that we will be able to groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst. Given the temperatures we just received  there is the potential for washouts all throughout our trail system.

Special thanks to Elmtree Resources and Guillevin International for sponsoring the club last last Friday.

January 10th, 2013 , 8PM

Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road. On Wednesday we were able to groom trail 305 as far as the Elmtree River in Petit Roche North, there was not enough snow to build the proper approaches for this crossing. We will not be grooming trail 305 again until we get more snow.

Friday night we will likely be doing some touch up grooming on trail 19 east and west of the club. Trail 19 from the club to Bathurst could use more snow as base is very thin.

 

January 8th, 2013 , 10PM

All trails in the chaleur system with the exception of trail 305 have been groomed at least once this week. Tomorrow we are going to attempt trail 305 from the 19/305 up to Pointe Verte. There are multiple river crossings along this run, we are unsure at this point in time if will be able to make it across all of them. We will let you know the status of this trail once the groomer returns.

Please be on the lookout for moose as multiple sightings have been reported all throughout the trail system.

 

January 7th, 2013 , 9PM

We groomed trail 19 from the club to Bathurst today and we are currently grooming trail 19 west of the club to the IP Road. Once the groomer returns tomorrow we'll change operators and head back up trail 19 as far as the 19/301 intersection then onto trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22.

Our first club supper of the season is this Friday. Chinese Food sponsored by Elmtree Resources Ltd. and Guillevin International. Call the club to reserve your tickets, 783-3335.

Click on the following link to see an interactive trail status map of all NBFSC trails:

http://184.73.246.136:8008/nbfsc/client/index.html

Click on trail status on the lower right hand side to see when the trails have been groomed. Please note that the map is only updated once per day at 8am.

 

January 6th, 2013 , 9PM

We had pretty good traffic on our trails over the weekend given the cold weather. Monday we are going to groom trail 19 from the club to Danny's Inn and the north side of the Tetagouche River (Atlantic Host). Once that run is complete we will change operators and groom trail 19 from the club to the IP Road.

 

January 3rd, 2013 , 10PM

Today we groomed trail 19 as far as the 19/301 intersection, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 301/22 intersection to the 19/22 intersection. Temps have been on the cool side last couple of days and the trails have been setting up nicely, however there are areas that could use more snow. Tomorrow we will groom trail 19 from the club to Bathurst (North Side of the Tetagouche River).

January 2nd, 2013 , 9AM

Trail 19 from the club to Bathurst was groomed yesterday, operator says that the trail could use more snow in some areas but it is good to go. We are currently in the process of grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road, this trail should be complete by midday today. Tomorrow we will be grooming trail 301.

 

December 31st, 2012 , 11AM

On Saturday we groomed trail 19 from the club as far as the 19/22 shelter, it was extremely slow going from the club to the 19/24 intersection as multiple ice bridges had to be built. On Sunday we received a surprise snow storm and got close to a foot of new snow and it has been blowing ever since. This is great news as the trail 19 from Bathurst to the 19/24 intersection needed more snow. This evening or early tomorrow morning our plans are to groom trail 19 from the club to Danny's Inn as well as the north side of the Tetagouche River near the Atlantic Host. The Groomer will not be crossing the Tetagouche River yet. Grooming over the next couple of weeks may not be as frequent as you are accustom to seeing because we are in the process of training two new operators. We are also in the process of putting our old Lamtrac Groomer back in service, once up and running this new grommer will allow us to get the trails groomed quicker after snow falls and also get more km's of trail groomed on Friday's prior to the heavy weekend traffic.

 

December 28th, 2012 , 7PM

We received approximately 20-25cm of snow over the past 24hrs. We will be sending our groomer out on the trails west of the club early Saturday morning. It is going to take us more time than normal as we have to build ice bridges along the way.

 

December 24, 2012 - Happy Holiday's

There is still not enough snow down for us to start grooming, all trails as well as the clubhouse are closed until there is enough snow. There were some snowmobilers traveling in the upper elevations of our trail system last week. Picture below was taken on trail 301 last Friday.

December 10th, 2012 - First Snowfall of December

There is nothing like taking a spin around the yard on a 1981 Moto Ski Spirit to get you in the mood for the up coming snowmobile season!

 

Remember that you have until December 15th to take advantage of the early bird permit price of 165$ +HST (saves 60$ off the regular price of 225$). For more details on types and prices of permits please refer to the following link:

http://www.nbfsc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=22&lang=en

Make sure to indicate Club #4 when you purchase your permit as a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the club.

 

November 22nd, 2012

Our annual general meeting will take place Sunday December 2nd at 2pm at the Club. All members are encouraged to attend. Trail permits are now on sale @ SNB; you have until December 15th to take advantage of the early bird price of 165$ +HST (saves 60$ off the regular price of 225$). For more details on types and prices of permits please refer to the following link:

http://www.nbfsc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=22&lang=en

Make sure to indicate Club #4 when you purchase your permit as a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the club.

 

March 27th, 2012. 9PM

All trails are closed for for the season. See videos below of what remains after last weeks melt down.  We still have two suppers remaining this season; Chichken and Ribs this Friday (March 30th) and T-Bone Steak on Saturday April 14th. Call Pauline at 350-0378 to reserve your tickets for these events as the club is now closed.

                                                            

 

 

March 21st, 2012. 8PM

Mother nature is in the process of given us snowmobilers a real beat down. Temps have been nearing the mid twenties the past two days and tonight's low is 10 deg and tomorrow's high is 17 deg. Half of dozen days in March have set daily records for highest temp. Craziness!

One of our directors went for a drive today on the trails west of the club and the report is not good. Most of the ice bridges have collapsed, some have water running over them and others are completely washed out. Most open areas and hills facing south were down to dirt or completely ice covered and there is standing water and slush all over.

All trail are considered closed, travel at own risk.

 

March 19th, 2012. 8PM

Temperatures were in the teens over the weekend and it has melted quite a bit of our snow and the worst thing is that the forecast for the next three day is calling for the same. For the time being we have decided to close all of our trails as washouts have formed throughout our trail system and we cannot send the groomer out to repair these washouts until nighttime temps go back below freezing. Once temperatures return to normal we'll see what we have left for snow and go from there.

 

March 15th, 2012. 8PM

This evening we are grooming trail 19 from the club as far the Tetagouche River and later tonight we plan on grooming trail 19 from the club the the IP Road. Trail 305 from Dunlop to Pointe Verte will no longer be groomed as there are too many water courses along the way and we do not want to risk breaking through with the groomer. Be on the lookout for washouts, we already had to repair some on trail 301 near the sugar shack earlier this week.

Club supper Friday night, seafood pasta sponsored by Maritime Refrigeration, Vernon Pitre Foundation, Micon Equipment and Cuisine a Roy. Call 783-3335 to reserve your tickets.

 

March 13th, 2012. 6PM

Trails held up ok after the thaw we received last Thursday. Since the thaw we have groomed trail 19 west of the club to the IP Road twice and trail 19 from club the Tetagouche River once. We are in the process of grooming trail 301 as well as trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 22/19.  We will no longer be crossing the Tetagouche river with the groomer as is starting to show signs of water, however snowmobiles are still crossing with no issues. Forecast is calling for 10-20 cm of snow over the next couples of days.

We are starting to see warmer weather so please be on the lookout for washout on the trails as they can appear at anytime. 

 

March 6th, 2012. 8PM

Tonight we are grooming trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 intersection and trail 301.

Click on the following link to see an interactive trail status map of all NBFSC trails:

http://184.73.246.136:8008/nbfsc/client/index.html

Click on trail status on the lower right hand side to see when the trails have been groomed, map is only updated once per day at 8 am. The site is extreme slow if you are using internet explorer as a browser. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome, it can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: https://www.google.com/chrome

 

March 5th, 2012. 8PM

Trails took a pretty good beating over the weekend. Our groomer was back out last night doing from the club to Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn. Tonight we are grooming Trail 19 from the club the IP Road as well as Trail 22 from the 19/22 intersection to the 19/301 intersection.

March 1st, 2012. 10PM

Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club as far as the 19/301, trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 intersection to rte 180. While grooming trail 19 west of the club, last nights operator also groomed trail 22 from the 19/22 intersection to rte 180. Tomorrow night we plan on grooming trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn, that will make it 7 straight days of grooming!

Club supper Friday night, BBQ Chicken sponsored by the Bayside Group. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335. 

February 29th, 2012. 11PM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn (3rd time since last Saturdays storm) as well as trail 305 from Beresford to Pointe Verte. Tonight we are grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road.

Club supper Friday night, BBQ Chicken sponsored by the Bayside Group. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

February 27th, 2012. 11PM

Last night while we were grooming trail 19 west of the club we also groomed trail 22 from the 22/19 intersection to the 19/301 intersection. Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn. Tonight we are grooming trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 intersection (Arleau Brook Shelter) and trail 301. Our groomer as been going steady since since the storm ended on Saturday.

 

February 26th, 2012. 8PM

We received a pile of snow in the Chaleur region since last Thursday, approximately 35cm in the lower elevations and 55 cm in the upper. Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn as well as trail 305. Tonight we are grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road.

 

February 22nd, 2012. 8PM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the 19/301 int, trail 301, and trail 22 to from the 301/22 int to the 19/22 int. All trails have been groomed at least once this week. We plan on grooming trail 19 from Bathurst to the IP Road once more prior the weekend, this will take place Thursday and Friday night.

 

Here is a snapshot from the website of  the Chaleur Trails

 

 

February 20th, 2012. 7PM

Last night we groomed trail 19 west of the club to the IP Road. Tonight we will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn as well as trail 305 from the 19/305 intersection to Pointe Verte.

 

 

February 18th, 2012. 7AM

On Thursday night we groomed trail 19 west of the club  as far as the 19/24 intersection then we groomed trail 24 to the Jacquet River Club. Their groomer has been down for quite some time so we gave them hand. Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn as well as trail 305. Have a safe weekend on the trails. 

Thank you to Arseneau Fish Market, Chaleur Building Supplies and West End Sports for a wonderful supper last night. And a very special thank you to West End Sprorts for their 1000$ donation to our trail system.

 

February 14th, 2012. 8PM

Since Sunday we have groomed trail 19 from Bathurst (Host and Danny's Inn) to the IP Road as well as trail 305 from Beresford to Pointe Verte. Tonight we will be grooming trail 301 as well as trail 22 from the 22/301 intersection to the 19/22 intersection.  Club supper this Friday night, Salt Cod sponsored by Arseneau Fish Market, Chaleur Building Supplies and West End Sports. Call the club to reserve you tickets 783-3335.

 

 

February 14th, 2012. 8PM

Since Sunday we have groomed trail 19 from Bathurst (Host and Danny's Inn) to the IP Road as well as trail 305 from Beresford to Pointe Verte. Tonight we will be grooming trail 301 as well as trail 22 from the 22/301 intersection to the 19/22 intersection.  Club supper this Friday night, Salt Cod sponsored by Arseneau Fish Market, Chaleur Building Supplies and West End Sports. Call the club to reserve you tickets 783-3335.

 

February 5th, 2012. 11PM

Sunday night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn. Tonight we are grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP Road. Tomorrow night we will be grooming trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 to the 19/22 intersection.  Click on the following link to see an interactive trail status map of all NBFSC trails:

http://184.73.246.136:8008/nbfsc/client/index.html

Click on trail status on the lower right hand side to see when the trails have been groomed, map is only updated once per day at 8 am.

 

February 2nd, 2012. 6PM

We received 15 cm of light snow yesterday.  We groomed trail 19 from the club the the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn early this AM and tonight we will groom trail 19 from the club to the IP Road. Tomorrow night we'll try to get to the 301 and 22. Club supper Friday night, Chicken Cordon Blue sponsored by AB Seafood, Jenk's Excavation, Port of Belledune and Kenny's Trucking. Call the club to reserve your tickets 783-3335.

January 31st, 2012. 10AM

Last night we groomed trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn (third time since Friday's storm), we are now in the process of grooming trail 19 west of the club to the IP Road. All of our trails should be in very good condition. 

January 29th, 2012. 11PM

We received 30 cm of snow on Friday, as soon as the storm was over we groomed from the club to Bathurst, it did not take long for the trail to get chewed up on Saturday as once again there was heavy traffic. Saturday night we sent the groomer back on the same run to fix moguls. Today we groomed trail 19 from the club to the IP Road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 int to the 19/301 int. Tonight we are heading back up 19 as far as the 19/301 and then the 301. All trails will be completed by 8am Monday.

January 26th, 2012. 11PM

After a couple of days of above normal temps we were finally able to get back out and groom. The groomer just returned from a 21 hr run, we groomed trail 19 from the club to the IP road as well as trail 22 from the 19/22 shelter to Island Lake. Forecast is calling for 20-30 cm of snow Friday, once this system passes we will most likely start by grooming trail 19 from the club to the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn.

 

 

January 23rd, 2012. 11PM

We received 15-20 cm of extremely fluffy snow on Friday night, there was so much traffic on the trails on Saturday that by mid morning you could not even tell it had snowed. Trails got beat up pretty good over the weekend. Over the past couple of days we have groomed trail 19 from Bathurst (Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn) to Arleau Brook Shelter (19/301 int), trail 301 and trail 22 from the 22/301 int to the 19/22 shelter. Weather for Tuesday does not look good, rain and 7 deg. We will be grooming trail 19 from the club to the IP road once the temp falls back below zero.

 

January 18th, 2012. 8PM

We received 10-15 cm of snow throughout our trail system last night. Our groomer hit the trails this afternoon and is currently grooming trail 19 from the club to the north shore of tetagouche river (near Atlantic Host) as well as the trail into Danny's Inn. Once this is complete we will groom trail 19 from the club to the IP Road.

 

January 16th, 2012. 11PM

Once we got our groomer back up and running on Friday afternoon we groomed trail 19 from the club towards Bathurst, we only made as far as Robertville as it started to rain and snow was sticking in the drag. On Saturday we groomed trail 19 from the club to Arleau Brook Shelter, Trail 301 and trail 22 from the 19/301 to the 19/22 shelter. There was allot of traffic throughout our trail system on weekend, trail 19 is due for another grooming but it will have to wait until Tuesday night or Wednesday as we have mechanics from Soucy Tracks in town tomorrow to perform adjustments on the track that we have been having issues with as of late. 

 

January 12th, 2012. 10PM

We needed to get some parts from our track manufacturer in order to fix our groomer, the parts are scheduled to arrive on Friday morning. If all goes well with the repairs we may be able to get trail 301 groomed for the weekend. Trails are groomed to both the Atlantic Host and Danny's Inn, and reports are that snowmobiles are crossing the Tetagouche river (cross at own risk). Please take your time while traveling trails as there is not as much snow down as we are accustom to this time of year, and be on the lookout for moose.

January 10th, 2012. 10PM

Trail 19 from Bathurst to Ip Road is now considered open, the portion from Bathurst to the 19/24 intersection could use more snow but it is passable. We were hopping to groom trail 301 and 22 today but we have some unexpected repairs to perform to the groomer before we can send it back out, hopefully we will have these trails groomed prior to the weekend. Our club is now open with normal operating hours.

 

January 8th, 2012. 11PM

The ice bridges we constructed last week on trail 19 between Bathurst the and the 19/24 intersection are holding up just fine. We've removed the brush cutter and hooked the drag on and we are in the process of giving our entire trail system a going over. We started today with trail 19 from the club to Bathurst (Tetagouche River), tomorrow we will groom trail 19 from the club to Ip Road. We will let you know the status of the trails once we have a report back from our operators.

January 3rd, 2012. 10PM

Brushing is now complete between club and the Atlantic Host, we also have all the required ice bridges constructed with the exception of the Tetagouche River which is almost completely frozen over. Next we will be working at making ice bridges on trail 19 between the club and the 19/24 intersection, we will also be doing some touch up brushing on this section of trail. All trails are still closed until we get more snow.

Our first Club Supper of the season is this Friday, Chinese Food sponsored by Elmtree Resources and Guillevin International. Email to reserve your tickets: info@chaleur.ca

 

 

January 1st, 2012. 8AM - Happy New Year

Yesterdays forecast was calling for 20-30 cm of snow but all we ended up getting was 5 cm and a bunch of freezing rain. We've completed brushing the section of trail 19 between the Host and Danny's.  We are now working our way back to the club and brushing wet areas that we were unable to get to while we were brushing with the wheels on the tractor, we will also work at building ice bridges along the way.

All trails are CLOSED if you are going to be snowmobiling do so with care as these are unmanaged trails.

 

December 28th, 2011. 6PM

There are still no grooming activities taking place on the Chaleur trail system as there is not enough snow. We received mild weather yesterday along with rain, this did not help our situation. We have decided to continue working on brushing trails, we are now on trail 19 between Danny's Inn and the Atlantic Host.

All trails are CLOSED if you are going to be snowmobiling do so with care as these are unmanaged trails.

 

December 24th, 2011. 2PM

We received 5 to 25 cm of snow throughout our system on Friday. This new snow is not the best as it is very light. Bushing is now complete on trail 301 as well as a 4 km stretch of trail 22 south of route 180.  Our groomer with brusher is currently parked where trail 22 crosses route 180, we will be heading back towards to club early next week via trail 19. If there is enough snow on trail 19 between the club and the the 19/24 intersection we may be able to start grooming trails west of the club sometime next week.  Merry Christmas!

December 18th, 2011. 9PM

We received a mix of snow and rain this past week, there is still not enough snow down for us to start grooming activities. Temps have been very low over the past couple of day and the wet areas are freezing up nicely. We are currently brushing on trail 301 near the caribou mines lake. Later this week we will brush a much needed section of trail 22 between the 22/301 intersection and route 180. Forecast is calling for more snow later this week we'll have to wait till then if we get enough to start grooming.

 

December 12th, 2011. 8PM

We have 15cm to 40 cm of snow throughout our trail system. There have been machines out running on unplowed logging roads west of the club. The wet areas of are trail system are starting to freeze up however we need to let things freeze up some more before we start to build our ice bridges.  We are still working at brushing trails, see picture below of our Groomer with the Brush Cutter attached. This picture was taken at the Sugar Shack after last weeks snowfall.

The December 15th early bird deadline is this Thursday Dec 15th. See previous post for more details.

 

December 7th, 2011. 8PM

We received 5 to 10 cm of snow in the Chaleur region today and there is snowfall warning in effect with a potential for an additional 25cm.  Our New Holland has been brushing trails over the past couple of weeks, we have been working on trail 301 around the sugar shack. We will be continuing to brush trails until there is enough snow down and cooler temp to start building the required snow bridges.

The December 15th deadline for a rebate on your seasonal trail permit is approaching fast, so head on over to your local SNB and get your permit.

If you would like to purchase your trail permit online click on the following link:

https://www.pxw1.snb.ca/SNB9000/product.aspx?ProductID=A001PSNBCatNBFSC&l=e

If you purchase online, the permit will be couriered directly to you however there is a 12$ mailing/service fee.

Make sure to indicate CLUB#4  while filling out your forms!

 

November 21st, 2011 - Getting Ready for 2012

Welcome back folks! The 2012 season is just around the corner and we are busy getting ready.

Our annual general meeting along with a spaghetti supper will take place Sunday, December 4th, at 5pm at the Club. Everyone is welcome, the meal will be free. Trail permits are now on sale @ SNB; as always you have until December 15th to take advantage of the early bird price of 160$ +HST (saves 60$ off the regular price of a seasonal permit). For more details on types and prices of permits please refer to the following link:

http://www.nbfsc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=22&lang=en

Remember if you want to support the Chaleur Snowmobile Club we are CLUB #4.

 

 

Click on link below to see our trail condition archives:

http://chaleur.ca/trail_conditions_archives.htm

 

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