Central Newfoundland Groomer Details
The central area covers trails from the Baie Verte area to the Lewisporte area.
2016-2017 Season……Grooming has begun in most areas!
The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor is advising residents to stay clear of the Pleasantview Mussel Farm due to harvesting operations.
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February 24th, 2017 – Grooming was done last night Gambo to Gander
February 23rd, 2017 -Groomer went from Gander to Gambo last night!
February 22,nd, 2017 – Trailway was groomed yesterday evening from Gander to Glenwood!
February 19th, 2017 – Groomer went to Glenwood and back to Gander last night
February 17th, 2017 – The Trailway is now groomed from Glovertown to Lewisporte! The Trailway has been fixed and is ready for use where washouts had occurred! Special thanks to the NDSA groomer for helping get this done!
February 10th, 2017 – Trailway from Adam’s Pitt Road to Gambo has been groomed
February 6th, 2017 – Just a friendly reminder that the Trailway from Gander to Notre Dame Junction is still closed until further notice. To report any other damages, please contact the Parks and Natural Areas Division at email@example.com or by telephone at 637-2040
January 25th, 2017 – The Gander Trails and Trailway from Adam’s Pitt Rod ( West of Gander) to Benton were groomed last night.
January 10th, 2017 – Grooming has been done from Gambo to Adams Pitt Road.
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February 22nd, 2017 – Groomed from Middle Arm to Burlington to smiths harbour- to Rambler to La Scie to skippers ridge.
February 13th, 2017 – Baie verte peninsula (dorset) trail update; Groomed from Baie Verte junction to Middle arm
February 3rd, 2017 – Groomed from Middle arm to TCH/BV junction.
January 28th, 2017 – Update from Groomer operator – We will resume grooming early next week, soon as temperatures stay below minus 5 for a while, it is impossible to groom if the snow has any moisture in it, sometimes the first couple inches may feel dry but its damp underneath. The snow in the drag turns into Giant snowballs that eventually the groomer can’t haul the standard in the grooming industry is -5 minimum.
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Public Advisory: The GBSA has reached a agreement with nalcor on the use of goodyears cove road they have given us a designated area on the side of the road between barneys(18km) and the warm up shelter turn off(21km) they have winged off an area for us to use and it has been groomed today. In order for this agreement to work ALL SNOWMOBILES must stay on this designated area if nalcor gets complaints of people not using it and using the roadway on their snowmobiles or driving… recklessly it will be plowed up again and that will be the end of it. SO PLEASE USE CAUTION! Nalcor has strict safety protocols so we are very lucky even to get east and west joined up. There will also be parking areas plowed and 18km mark and the 21kkm mark for those who have to bring their snowmobile up to the trail. We tried to get something in place from 1km to 18km mark but nalcor said it was too much of a safety concern with all the heavy haulers using the road. With this in mind please abide by the rules and may benefit us in the future for other things we are working on. Have a safe ride!! please tell all your friends and share with your friends we need this to get out there!
February 24th, 2017 – The trail is groomed from South Brook to Robert’s Arm.
February 23rd, 2017 – Trail was groomed from Huxter park Springdale to the TCH Baie Verte Jct. and back to Butts Esso. Safe riding
February 22nd, 2017 – Last night the trail was groomed from Huxter park Springdale to the TCH Baie Verte Jct. Safe riding
February 21st, 2017 -Trail behind springdale is groomed. This was only a test run to see the problem is fixed will know more later today. If so she will continue grooming. Thanks for your understanding. Happy trails!
February 20th, 2017 – The trail is now grown from Kings point to Gull Pond and back to Kings Point
February 9th, 2017 – The trail is now groomed from south Brook to Butts Esso
February 8th, 2017 – Trail has been groomed from Roberts Arm to South Brook.
February 3rd, 2017 – The trail is groomed from South Brook to Robert’s Arm
February 2nd, 2017 – Trail groomed from Springdale to bv jtn and back to Butt’s esso
February 1st, 2017 – Trail is now groomed from Kings Point to Springdale ( Huxters park)
January 25th, 2017 – Trail is now groomed from butts esso to kings point.
January 23rd, 2017 – The trail is groom from Barney’s to Butt’s Esso ….caution on the trail there is a few places with little snow and where they were repairing the trail thanks and ride safe
January 18th, 2017 – Trail as been groomed from Roberts Arm to South Brook.
January 14th, 2017 – The trail is now groomed from South Brook to Loon Pond and from Kippens Ridge to Robert’s Arm. Use caution from South Brook to Loon Pond (Transmission Line) because there is some rock showing.
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February 24th, 2017 -Newbay trail to railbed & railbed from redcliff to botwood & back down newbay trail all groomed. Railbed from millertown junction to redcliff; lou bushys; cornfield; out twinlakes to plowed road & back to rocky brook; Powderhorn east all groomed. Trails are awesome right now!!
February 23rd, 2017 – Badger to Millertown junction; back & around skull hill pond/3 culvert road groomed. Newbay road to northern arm & back groomed. Rowsell’s road to 9 mile bog & back groomed.
February 22nd, 2017 – Railbed from badger to powderhorn east; powderhorn west; crooked lake to twin lakes road; twinlakes road out to Maryann; over to cornfield; back to rocky brook; across powderhorn east & back to badger all groomed/being groomed today/this evening.
All other trails including everything in the newbay area will be done for the weekend unless something drastic happens..
February 21st, 2017 – Railbed from badger to redcliff groomed; in lou bushys to 9 mile bog & down as far as cornfield & return to tch/badger groomed tonight.
February 17th, 2017 – Badger to Millertown Junction, back & around Skull Pond/3 Culvert Road & back to Badger all tracked in. All the drifts are cut down & trail is decent. That is the best it can be until temps drop again.
February 16th, 2017 – Badger to gfw (ibex) and back tracked in. Too mild to use the drag, it will just make large snowballs and make the trails worse.. operator said he did leave a pretty nice trail behind him, cut down a lot of drifts.
February 13th, 2017 -Badger to millertown junction via railbed; around skull pond/3 culvert road; Powderhorn east to rocky brook; onward to Maryann brook & return back across Powderhorn east/railbed to badger groomed. Railbed through gfw to redcliff, back through Gfw; through bishops & onward to botwood; back to gfw & then down the newbay trail to groomer building all groomed.
February 10th, 2017 – Railbed from badger to gfw (ibex) & lou bushys to 9 mile bog & return groomed. Still excellent going after the mild.
February 8th, 2017 – Newbay groomer groomed from ibex, through GF-W to Redcliff, back through GF-W to Bishops, through Bishops down the A.N.D. Line to Botwood and Newbay trail to the building. Badger groomer groomed from Badger to Redcliff via railbed, backtracked to Lou bushys, up Lou bushys and out to 9 mile bog, down to cornfield & over to rocky brook, out powderhorn east, around skull pond & out Dawes pond road to railbed, then railbed to millertown junction & is now on its way back to Badger.
February 6th, 2017 – Badger to millertown junction groomed Saturday, onward past the junction towards the gaff a few kms, then back and out the Buchans line a few kms. Then back to badger and onward on railbed as far as lou bushys road, & returned to badger.
NOTE that the railbed is still not yet officially open to the public.
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SAFETY NOTICE FOR LEWISPORTE
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE C.C.G.S. HENRY LARSEN WILL BE TRANSITING THROUGH THE LEWISPORTE RUN AND LEWISPORTE HARBOUR BETWEEN FEBRUARY 5TH AND FEBRUARY 8TH. THE VESSEL WILL BE CONDUCTING HARBOUR BREAKOUT AND WILL LEAVE A WIDE OPEN TRACK IN THE FAST ICE IN LEWISPORTE RUN.
REQUEST YOU TAKE ANY ACTION YOU DEEM APPROPRIATE TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS OF THE AREA WHO MAY BE WISHING TO TRANSIT THIS AREA.
“CCG informs the local communities of the inherent risks of icebreaking activities. CCG cannot have absolute control on the behavior of the ice. Depending on various conditions, the ice can be pushed instead of broken and ice can crack or break far away from the location where the icebreaker is working. This can cause risks for the safety of people and property. The public is warned to act accordingly, i.e. refrain from walking on the ice; remove mobile equipment in advance of icebreaking activities; protect permanently non moveable property, for instance”.
Public Advisory: The Section of T’Railway from Crusher Road east to Glenwood is now open to the snowmobiling public. Please use caution on this section of trail since it has only been groomed once this season. Note that the section of T’railway between Crusher and Red Fox road remains closed and will not be open this snowmobiling season due to the extensive damages. Snowmobilers must exit the T’railway at Crusher Road heading west and Red Fox heading east.
February 23rd, 2017 – NDJCT to Glenwood via Red Fox /Crusher bypass route. A great day to be on the snow! Enjoy.
February 21st, 2017 -Jumpers Brook Road is now open and groomed!! NDJCT to Mt. Peyton and onto the Race Track on Jumpers Brook Road was done yesterday.
February 17th, 2017 – NDSA groomer groomed from NDJCT to Gander yesterday via Red Fox and Crusher Road. Gander’s groomer was down for most of the day and Terra Nova’s groomer is also down. This weekend is Snowfari in Gander so we are all working together to help with this event.
Groomer is planning to groom back to NDJCT tomorrow, grooming into Mt Peyton on the way back. It’s not great conditions for grooming but we are doing the best we can.
February 11th, 2017 – Based on the positive feedback we have received from people on the trails today, we have decided to postpone grooming until next week. Looks like more snow in the forecast. We will focus on getting things in good shape for next weekend.
February 8th, 2017 – Groomer left ND JCT this morning and groomed to Glenwood via T’railway, in Red Fox road and returned to T’railway via Crusher/Pitt Road. Note that the only section of the T’Railway open remains the section from Jct to Red Fox. The groomer operator repaired the washouts on the section of T’railway between Crusher and Glenwood. An assessment will be conducted on these repairs tomorrow and a recommendation will be made on re-opening. Stay tuned.
February 6th, 2017 – Trail from ND Jct to Mt. Peyton via Red Fox Road has been groomed on Saturday. Trail from TCH to Mt. Peyton via Crusher Road was also groomed today. NOTE: 1. With the limited amount of snow and being the first time groomed this year, the trail is far from perfect. Use caution. Get your trail passes, bundle up and enjoy the trails!!
February 1st, 2017 – We expect sections of the T’railway to be re-opened as early as today. This is great news!!!
From our clubs perspective, the first priority will be to groom the T’railway from Notre Dame Junction to Red Fox Road. At the Red Fox Road Exit (green frog), We will leave the T’railway, continue into red fox road and onto Mt. Peyton. Our next priority will be to groom out Crusher/Pitt road, reconnect with the T’railway and continue to groom east as far as Glenwood. Other sections of the trail network will be evaluated and re-opened as conditions allow. Stay tuned.
January 23rd, 2017 – Bridge to Mt. Peyton has been repaired to get us through this Season. Will be totally redecked this summer
January 10th, 2017 – Trail Groomed to lewisporte last night. Perfect conditions. Watch your speed, really smooth.