Trail Conditions

Trail Conditions

End of season message

13 April, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Wow, what a season it's been. With this much snow remaining, we should be good for another month of sledding, however, our season and Crown Land usage ends on Sunday, the 15th of April.   Brave souls who choose to venture out on the trails after this date, will do so at their own risks as our insurance liability coverage ends with the season.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, our patrons, our clubhouse managing contractors, our sponsors, our volunteers and last but not least, our groomer operators who spent nearly 2000 hours grooming the trails over the last three months. Hats off to all those who contribute directly or indirectly to our success and enables us to provide this very important service to our communities and to the winter tourism industry in our region.


On behalf of our Board of Directors, I wish you a warm and happy summer with the hope of seeing you back on our trails next season.


Leo Roy, v.p. (retiring)

Trail manager (retiring)

Chaleur Snowmobile Club


Trail update

9 April, 2018 at 7:00 PM

One of our groomers is down for the season as it needs a new track.  However, our old New Holland will be able to finish the runs until the end of the season which is this Sunday, the 15th.   It's been one heck of a season with more snow than we've ever seen in a long long time.   It's been hard on the groomers with a lot of down time on both machines, however we've managed to pull through with a little help from our friends from the Bouctouche and Nepisiguit Clubs .    Unless there's a drastic change in the temperatures over the next couple of weeks, there should be plenty of good sledding left in our trails.

Alain was up the 301 last night and just got back to the clubhouse an hour ago.   He says it was good going with no major obstacles.   Ron will take it down to the Atlantic Host tonight to try and smooth out that part of the trail.  Should be good sledding tomorrow.

We'd like to thank all our local and out of town members for their patronage this year and invite them to continue their support by spreading the wealth and notching #4  when purchasing their passes next year.

Have a great summer and hope to see you back on our trails as early as possible in December.


Leo Roy, Trail manager

Chaleur Snowmobile Club

Trails

31 March, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Trails are still good West of the clubhouse. Both groomers are idle at this time, forced to stay home by Mother Nature. Should anyone encounter sink holes, please report it to our trail manager, Leo Roy at 783-4784. Thanks for your cooperation and happy trails.

Trail 310 closure

28 March, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The ice bridge over the Nigadoo river has now become unstable with the spring thaw, therefore we have terminated the grooming operations on that trail for this season.

FYI

Delay in grooming

22 March, 2018 at 2:00 PM


Our repaired New Holland is now on its way to Island Lake to retrieve the drag and will groom a section of trail 22 to the 19/22 shelter, then return to the clubhouse via 308, 307 and 303. We will then groom trail 19 East to the Atlantic Host and the hydro line asap.


Update

16 March, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Trail 301 leading to the sugar shack has not been groomed yet and will not be groomed before tomorrow night as we must give priority to provincial trails first. Although it was our intention to groom 301 tonight, our operators who were available will need some time to rest. Huge snowdrifts on this trail will be extremely difficult to overcome and will require both groomers to do the job properly. We regret any inconveniences this may have caused. 


Update March 15 2018

15 March, 2018

Our 2 operators are digging up some snow to get ready as soon as possible to do the trails. 

One will go on the East side, the other on the West side.

Be careful and enjoy your ride!!

Incident

1 March, 2018 at 4:00 PM

One minor incident occurred on our trail 19 just East of the clubhouse today where one sled blinded by the front sled's wake missed a turn and ended in the bush causing extensive damage to his sled. Fortunately, buddy was not injured. Word to the wise.... leave enough room between you and the front sled to be able to see where you're going. Extremely heavy traffic expected this weekend and with groomers on the trail, it goes without saying " Caution, Caution, Caution"

Trail update 27 Feb.

27 February, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Our #1 groomer was repaired today and is back on the trail to Bathurst and will make a second return trip to the Host including trail 310 later tonight. Once groomer #2 returns from doing trail 301 sometime early tomorrow morning we will send it up to meet St-Quentin at the IP road and return.

Update Feb.26

26 February, 2018

Temperatures this time of year, often fluctuate in the pluses therefore it becomes more and more difficult to maintain our trails on a daily basis. In order to keep our trails at an acceptable standard, our groomers will have to be on the trails almost 24/7 until the end of the season. We therefore ask snowmobilers to exercise extreme caution when riding on our trails, as a head-on collision with the groomer beyond the next curve could prove to be fatal.
Caution, Caution, Caution and have a great ride.

Our Trails

Trail 19 - East

From: Chaleur Snowmobile Club

To: Rivière Tetagouche

Trail 19 - West

From: 19/301 JCT

To: 19/22 JCT Shelter

Trail 22

From: 22/301 JCT

To: Island Lake

Trail 303

From: Trail 19

To: Upper Lake

Trail 307

From: Trail 19

To: Rocky Brook Cluster

Trail 310

From: Trail 19

To: Up to Cormier Road, Petit Rocher (Hydro line)

Trail 19 - West

From: Chaleur Snowmobile Club

To: 19/301 JCT (Arleau Brook Shelter)

Trail 19 - West

From: 19/22 JCT Shelter

To: IP Road

Trail 301

From: Trail 19

To: Trail 22

Trail 304

From: Trail 19

To: Danny's Inn

Trail 308

From: Trail 19

To: Trail 22 - Island Lake

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