Trail Conditions

Trail Conditions

Update Feb 12 2020

12 February, 2020

Hi snowmobiling friends!

The John Deer has been on the trails since 2pm Tuesday and seems to be going well, thank you for your patience!

We have groomed trails # 19 East and West, # 304, # 308. # 22 and # 301 and he is currently on trails by Samson Field and will be doing trails # 303 Upperlake and # 308 Rocky Closter.

We plan to do trail # 306 '' Wildcat '' tomorrow.

Tomorrow we will test the New Holland towards trail # 19 east and hopefully it can continue on trails # 310 and # 304. We have the supplier's specifications to make the necessary adjustments. Wishing we are on the right track! If all goes as planned, we will be on the trails to make a second pass.

A big thank you to the mechanics who worked on the two broken groomers to make the necessary repairs and Green Diamond for their supports. John Deer is still looking to guarantee defective parts. Thanks to La Matapédia Agricole Coop for their support.

We had a directors meeting on Tuesday evening to take a look at the finance which is still good for now and the activities which are planned for the rest of the 2019/2020 season.

Have a good snowmobile ride!

Your president,


Update Jan 17 2020

17 January, 2020

Hi members and friends

Good news for the trails, they are all in very good conditions! Trails #19 east and west, #304, #301, #22, #308 et #310. The weather is still predicting snow for Sunday, enjoy it! Here it's snowmobile!!

On a little note a bit less positive... The New Holland Groomer is presently down due to the left rear bearing, which will be a good job to repair. ''Coop Matapedia'', our supplier in Amqui is working with us to get us the parts needed, let's hope it won't take too long.

We will be groomer 24/24 with the John Deer to keep the trails in good conditions!

Event to come:

Salted ribs

Sponsored by Brunswick Power Sports and Lucky Dragon

Date: Jan. 24

Time: 7pm

At the Chaleur Snowmobile Club in Sormany

15$ per person


Update Jan. 10 AND 13 2020

13 January, 2020

Hi friends and members.

IN DATE OF FRIDAY, JAN. 10 2020 (Sorry for the delay)

The groomers did the trails twice or even 3 times in some sections this week which made some really good improvements.

From the direction and members of Chaleur Snowmobile Club, we would like to say a big thank you to Group Hatheway for their annual support with an amount of 1500$ for the club. Thank you to David Hatheway and his team! Very appreciated!


Both groomers were serviced in the weekend and will be on the trails today. Trails are VERY icy under the last snow we got yesterday, be very careful and alert!

Have a good week!

Thank you!

Valmond Hachey


Update Jan 8, 2020

8 January, 2020

Update Jan 8th, 2020
Here's a little update on our trails. As you can see on the picture, the repairs have been done on trail #22, around 3km from Rte 180. Let's wish it stays that way! There's a few markers to let you know about that section, be careful. We've groomed all trails twice and at the moment both groomers are on trail #19 East and West. Trails are better than last week!

Update Jan. 5 2020

5 January, 2020

Update January 5th, 2020
Hi all members and friends,
The foot of snow we received was needed for our trails and was much needed, but was not the best snow to work with so the trails were a little rough, which was the case on many trails.

Two little glitch on our groomers:
John Deer had the blade support broken, went to the machine shop Friday afternoon and the repairs were made in the weekend, Sunday afternoon it was ready to go back.
For the New Holland, the Axle/knuckle popped out, we did the repair during the weekend too to have the groomer should be ready for the trails.
Both groomers are scheduled for Monday morning on trail #19 and #308. Tuesday, they will be on trails #22/#301 to try to repair the washout at 3km from Route 180, be careful. There's going to be around 3 hours of work to put there and after a lot of back and forth passes.

Chinese supper January 10th at 7pm
Sponsored by Elmthree Ressourses and Guillevin International
$15 per person
Happy new year to all!

Update December 23, 2019

23 December, 2019

Hi all,

To date the new part of trail # 301 (app. 14.7 km) is open and passable, but there are still places with branches to cut. Most of the signs were installed and the groomers passed twice on Saturday so there is a connection with trail # 22 to get to the Népisiguit area.

We also surfaced from the Chaleur club to Island Lake (note on trail # 19 in two places, app. 7 km, towards the west there is an obstacle marked with orange not very wide 5 "only so be very careful and the "$ 200 hole" also marked with markers.

From Ruisseau Arlo to Sugar shack, trail # 301 is very beautiful, to the West another marked place to watch out for the ice, afterwards , about 18 '' of snow to give us a very nice trail.

Be careful, the trail to the East is still closed, several places very icy, we plan to work there after Christmas.

From the management of the Chaleur Snowmobile Club, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

Thank you!


Update Dec. 20 2019

20 December, 2019


Trail #19 from Atlantic Host to junction #301 (Arlo Shelter) is still closed.

Very icy and stream.

Contactor has finalized the job of cutting and cleaning trees on part of the new trail #301, so this weekend a group of volunteers will go put signs and the groomers will be at work on this section to open it by Monday.


Be careful on all trails as there is a big part of them that are very icy.

Thank you


Update for Dec. 16, 2019

16 December, 2019

Hi all of you members and friends,

With the rain of the last few days, the trails are currently all closed. We will check what damage has been done to certain places (streams and small streams) in the coming days if it is possible to go out with the groomers.
* Permanent closed trail for the 2019-2020 season: departure from trail # 301 of Caribou Mine Road to junction # 22 (Caribou mine operation) new '' pit '' (blasting pit), very important not to venture there. There will be ''closed trail'' signage at each end of the trail. Currently initiatives have been taken for a new trail and a contractor is still in operation to clear this new trail and after that all the signage will have to be done before this trail is re-opened. The closed section is approximately 15 km, we will advise when this section is ready.

Part of trail # 19 west (shelter 19/22 at i.p.) is closed for logging operations, as well as part of trail # 503 (Simpson Field region), closed until approximately January 15.

The Chaleur de Sormany snowmobile club will be open during normal hours:
MONDAY and TUESDAY: closed
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, and FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SATURDAY: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
SUNDAY: 9 am to 9 pm
* Wednesday "WINGS NIGHT" are from 7 pm to 9 pm

Events to come:
“Chinese” supper on Friday, January 10, at 7 pm at the Snowmobile Chaleur club sponsored by Elmthree Resources and Guillevin International.
$ 15 per plate, for reservations: 783-3335 Club or 783-8473 / 543-4246 Valmond.
Thank you
Valmond Hachey


15 April, 2019

Update April 15, 2019

Hi members and friends,

Our last event, the steak supper, from last Saturday was a really great success! Very nice day and nice music! I would like to thank our supporters and sponsors who supported this last supper: Lucky Dragon Restaurant, MPM Trucking, R.H. Frenette Group, Eastside Auto Sales, Leon's , North Coast Roofing , Tire 101 and Tralier Sales, Groupe Blanchard, J.L.Breau Grane, Kerry Chain Shaw, C.T.R. Tire. Thank you!

Also, I would like to thank all the sponsors who supported us all season long this year, whether it was with signs, financing donation and suppers which made our success in our regional community! Thank you!

To resume our season: A little difficult at the start with a lot of storms, trees and branches fell down that gave us some challenges. With only one groomer to start, but with the good will of our volunteers, we were able to be and continue to be a good and nice club. We have close to 550 members for season 2018/2019 that is 10% more than last season, 2017/2018, really good! After having back our 2nd groomer on the trails, we had really good trails and a many positive feedback coming back to us. We have groome around 1650 hours this season. With a positive financial revenu this season, we're planning to clear the undergrouwth from the trails during our dead season and also work in partner with FCMNB on the bridge (Lugar) and prepare the groomers to get them ready for season 2019/2020.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time this season 2018/2019, your precious time was really appreciated!

I'm wishing you a nice time and a good season and hope to see you back on the next snowmobile season at Club #4, Chaleur Snowmobile Club inc.

Please note that the club will be open for it's last ''Wings night'' this Wednesday, April 17, from 5pm to 10pm, special on wings at 0,50$ each. Welcome to all!

Valmond Hachey


Thank you!

Update April 13th 2019

9 April, 2019

Hi members and friends,

We are already at the last week of the snowmobile season and we still have trails in good shape! We have to take advantage of it!

I would like to take this moment to thank members and friends for your support that you gave to the Chaleur snowmobile club all winter long and the interest that you share with us!

If you drive in our trails this week, please take a moment to say thank you to our support team this season such as:

Atlantic Host, Keith Degrace, for your support and your warming greeting.

Jason and Julie, at the Chaleur club for your hard work that makes the club what it is today!

To two good friends, Michel and Yvette, from Auberge des ressources ''Sugar shack'' on trail #301, always happy and really to serve us!

Members and staff of the Island Lake, trail #22, who have giving us what we needed, good service and good food, the possibility to meet new snowmobile friends, after all, exactly what a partner who shares the same passion as us would do, THANKS!

Trails update:

At the moment, Monday night, the 2 groomers are on the trails... One on trail #19 East to Atlantic Host and the other on #19 West, until junction #503. Trail #310 will be done until Chemin Robertville early tomorrow morning. The 2 groomers will stay on the trails, one will to trails #301 until junction #22 *please note trail #22 direction North until junction #19, about 6km from the Island Lake the trail will be closed for the remaining of the season, ''wash out'' around Jo Branch's camp. The other groomer will be on trail #19 West, #308, #307 and #303 to come back to the club and if the weather is good for it, we will redo all trails for the weekend.

Events to come: Last supper at the Chaleur club, Steak supper. April 13th, from 4pm to 7:30pm, $20 per person and follow the supper, music with the Matilda Ride band!

For reservation for the supper, please contact 783-3335 or 543-4246.

Sponsors for this supper are Lucky Dragon, MPM Trucking, RH Frenette Group, Eastside Auto Sales, House of Fixture, Northcoast Roofing, Tire 101 & Trailers sales et Group Blanchard.

Come see us!


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

Do you have more questions?

Contact Chaleur Snowmobile Club for more information

Contact Us
© Chaleur Snowmobile Club. 2020 - All rights reserved.