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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April 6th, 2017 – It looks like the snow has hit our area pretty hard. We want to let you all know our trails have been faced with extreme drifts both east and west of Gander!! Our current groomer can only operate in certain temperatures and conditions and therefore we will not be grooming over the next few days until we can reevaluate the situation on when to proceed again. We understand that everyone is eager to go enjoy all the beautiful snow and we are hoping that we can commence grooming again once conditions improve!! We will advise of any updates as soon as anything changes. It’s been a wonderful season so far and we thank you for all your support!!
March 24th, 2017 – Trailway was groomed from Glenwood to Gander and around Gander trails this morning.
March 15th, 2017 – Trail was groomed to Gambo and back to Gander last night!
March 14th, 2017 -Trailways were groomed from Gander to Glenwood lastnight with plans to go to Gambo tonight, however due to the high winds and snow this weekend it may take a little longer in highly drifted areas. We will advise when they are completed! Happy Riding everyone!
March 8th, 2017 – Trails were groomed from Glenwood to Gambo last night!
March 1st, 2017 – Gander to Glenwood was groomed today
February 28th, 2017 – Groomer went from Gander to Gambo last night
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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April 6th, 2017 – Groomed for halfway bog to baie verte tuesday nite, was terrible , got stuck 4 times had to get my own groomer to pull her out lol, Tried early this morning to get down to rambler rd from halfway bog, got stuck too many times that had to turn back. its the worst I’ve ever seen it , even getting stuck on the level in drifts. the fact that there was no snowmobiles breaking the track made it worst, both trips i was breaking the snow. looks like after this weekend its gonna be too warm to groom anymore this season. Highway crossing are a huge problem now,snowmobilers be careful crossing banks are very high.
March 29th, 2017 – Groomed from black brook to halfway bog, gonna wait till snow is over now.
March 28th, 2017 – BAIE VERTE PENINSULA TRAILS UPDATE: Groomed from skippers ridge to TCH/BV junction
March 27th, 2017 – Groomed from Middle arm to skippers ridge.
March 24th, 2017 – Groomed from La Scie to Burlington, was heading to Skippens Ridge then Baie Verte tonight but the groomer blew out another sprocket.
March 20th, 2017 – Trails groomed from Rambler to La Scie.
March 18th, 2017 – Groomed from flatwaters to Middle arm to burlington/smiths harbour to Rambler rd.
March 17th, 2017 – Groomed from BAIE VERTE JUNCTION/TCH to Town off Baie Verte.
March 15th, 2017 – Groomed from Kings point shelter to black brook, had to float the machine down to my garage for another big repair job, hopefully get going again after the snow Wednesday.
March 8th, 2017 – trail has been groomed from baie verte to kings point shelter this week but groomer has been broke down near KP shelter for past 2 days , just got it moving again tonite. grooming will resume when it gets colder.
March 7th, 2017 – groomed from Baie Verte to skippens ridge
February 24th, 2017 – Groomed from halfway bog to Baie Verte feb 24th
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 Safety Notice for Icebreaking operations in Springdale and Goodyear Cove March 8th & 9th
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ATER TRACKS IN THE FAST ICE IN THE AREA COMMENCING MARCH 02, 2017.
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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!
April 11th, 2017 - Grooming is over for another year with the recent rain and mild weather the bogs are now flooded with water making it unsafe to groom. The GBSA would like to thank our sticker holders for you support this year
April 7th, 2017 – Kings Point to Gull Pond shelter and back to Kings Point
April 6th, 2017 – The trail is groomed from Butts Esso to King’s Point
March 28th, 2017 – Trail is groomed from South Brook to Butts Esso
March 27th, 2017 – Trail is Groomed fro Roberts Arm to South Brook
March 25th, 2017 – Trail groomed from South Brook to Roberts Arm.
March 24th, 2017 – The trail is now groomed from King’s Point to Springdale and down behind Springdale
March 20th, 2017 – The trails from King’s Point to Gull Pond to King’s Point to top of Rattling Brook Ridge and back to King’s Point are now groomed
March 18th, 2017 – The trail is now groomed from Butts Esso to Springdale to King’s Point
March 17th, 2017 – The trail is now groomed from Butts Esso to Baie Verte Jct. and back to Butts Esso
March 16th, 2017 – The trail is now groomed from South Brook to Butts Esso
March 15th, 2017 - The trail is now groomed from Robert’s Arm to South Brook.
March 13th, 2017 – Executive the meeting for March 16 is cancelled until further notice
March 11, 2017 – Trial is now groomed from South Brook to Robert’s Arm.
March 10th, 2017 – Trail is now groomed from Kings point to South Brook
March 9th, 2017 – The trail is how groomed from Kings Point to Rattling Brook to Kings Point to Gull Pond and back to Kings Point
March 7th, 2017 – FELLOW SNOWMOBILERS: as you are riding this week would you mind widening out the trails (especially in hills) with the new 1 1/2 ft off fresh snow on the ground the Groomer is gonna have a tough time climbing the hills. If there is just one snowmobile track in the middle off the trail it don’t help the groomer, but if the hills are widened out to 10-12 ft wide it makes a huge difference. If not we will have to leave the drag behind on all the steep hills and compact the the snow, then go back and get the drag, this is very time consuming and eats up grooming hours. Thanks in advance for your help.
March 1st, 2017 – Washout by west brook. Signage and barrier in place.
February 28th, 2017 – Trail is Groomed from Roberts Arm to South Brook.
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)
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April 11th, 2017 – Grooming has ended for this season. We thank everyone who bought a trail pass & supported us in any way possible, anyone who hopped on the groomer with the operators as a sidekick, anyone that helped nail up signs, fill in washouts, cut alders, etc. We wouldn’t have the success we have without all these people!
April 7th, 2017 – Newbay groomer did railbed to redcliff & then down to bishops in the morning. Then in the evening it went back down newbay trail and groomed newbay road to the causeway & back to the building. There are massive drifts at the causeway that it probably will not go over..
badger groomer tracked railbed to lou bushys, up to 9 mile bog, down to cornfield, over to rocky brook, across Powderhorn east and railbed to badger.
April 6th, 2017 - Badger groomer tracked badger to millertown junction then to gfw (Beothuk park)
Newbay groomer tracked part of newbay trail then went back and got the drag and groomed to Ibex and then is doing to redcliff this evening. …There are drifts near the causeway and one section of Rowsell’s road that may just be impossible to go over in groomer. We will see what we can do
March 28th, 2017 -Rowsells road to 9 mile bog & back groomedRailbed from Badger to red cliff & back groomed
March 27th, 2017 – Badger to millertown junction groomed, back around skull pond/3 culvert road & out Powderhorn east to rocky brook camps & back tracked to badger. Ibex to redcliff groomed; then railbed to bishops & across trussle to tch & back. Then groomed down newbay trail to building.
We are going to try and get everything done by Thursday as there’s a potential storm coming in. …
Fyi water crossing on Powderhorn east is still perfect.. it is just like mid winter out there!
March 25th, 2017 – Correction/update from yesterday. Railbed to bishops falls was also groomed last night.
March 24th, 2017 – Newbay roaed to Northern Arm and back groomed. Rowsells road to 9 mile bog and back groomed. Newbay trail to Ibex still currently being groomed. Badger to Lou busheys groomed, Lou Busheys to 9 mile and Rocky Brook; Rocky Brook to Valard powerline on Powderhorn east groomed.
March 23rd, 2017 – Badger to millertown junction & back groomed. Also in towards the water crossing on Powderhorn & out sandhill road to railbed.
March 23rd, 2017 – We have the badger groomer up and running. Just waiting on weather to cooperate now. Snow has way too much water in it to groom currently.
March 17th, 2017 – Newbay Road to Northern Arm and Back Groomed.
March 16th, 2017 – Newbay groomer left the building and groomed Rowsell’s road to 9 mile bog and back. Badger groomer groomed railbed from badger to redcliff and back
March 15th, 2017 – Badger groomer did railbed to redcliff, Lou bushys road to 9 mile bog, down to cornfield & over to rocky brook, then back to lou bushys & badger all TRACKED in. Trail is still very good and is now perfect for grooming. Too many drifts in these areas to use the drag. Newbay groomer GROOMED Ibex to bishops, onward to botwood & back to Ibex, onward to redcliff then back and down the Newbay trail to the building. … Mild temps tomorrow so we will be out to finish all trails either Thursday or Friday. Maybe early Saturday morning as well if we have to. Mother Nature has been difficult lately so we’re determined to get all trails done for this weekend.
March 13th, 2017 – Badger to Millertown Junction & back Tracked in. Newbay trail to Ibex Groomed.
March 1oth 2017 – No grooming today, with the impending blizzard it is really no point to waste our hours grooming a trail what will be snowed in by early tomorrow morning, no one will get to enjoy them. Newbay trail has a lot of slush/ice on it so it is not ideal for grooming, the operator made an attempt but it wasn’t ideal. so we will reset here with the blizzard coming and get back at it early next week.
March 9th, 2017 – We got the Newbay groomer up and running mid afternoon, our plans were to come out to the Newbay trail to Ibex today but the drag was just making snowballs at that point today so it would’ve been pointless to make the first cut over the trail, it would tear it up. So the plan is to head out early Friday morning and get everything else done for the weekend, as it’s mild tomorrow.
Badger groomer redid the badger/lou bushys/rocky brook/Powderhorn loop… because it was not double groomed like everything else. We were going to go up around Maryann/south twin but again the temps got too warm. Plan is to be out on Friday morning getting everything ready for the weekend.
March 8th, 2017 -Railbed from millertown junction to gfw (Beothuk park) groomed. Lou bushys to 9 mile bog, back to Cornfield, over to rocky brook camps, across Powderhorn east & railbed back to badger. Newbay road to northern arm & back groomed. Rowsell’s road to 9 mile bog & back groomed.
March 3rd, 2017 – Railbed from badger right into gfw & back done today. This area needed a groom so we tried our best with it despite the hard snow. It’s all ice from red cliff to gfw pretty well but everything else is good for a ride this weekend, use scratchers. We know the trails won’t be 100% this weekend but they’re holding up well with the hard snow for the most part. Looks like some snow coming tomorrow night into Sunday, if this happens we will be out in full force next week as long as temps and weather cooperate!
March 3rd, 2017 – Snow in the forecast this weekend, let’s hope we get it so we can get back on track. In the meantime, reports from riders this week is that the majority of trails are still in great shape, which is great to hear. We have a couple more projects we may get working on next week if weather cooperates, will post more if/when they happen. Also may try to take a run from Beothuk park to badger in groomer tomorrow to smooth out some bumps as we know this section is pretty rough.
March 1st, 2017 – 9 mile bog very well marked out now, also there are some signs up on the trails south of the bog.
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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April 7th, 2017 – Trail from NDJCT to Mt Peyton and back to Glenwood was tracked/plowed yesterday. There was too much snow/drifting and temps were too warm to take the drag.
April 3rd, 2017 – It’s been a while since the last update so we thought we would chime in. Once the storms are over, we will assess things and make a decision on grooming. With the large amount of snow and heavy drifting, it will take a while to get the trails back in shape. Everything will have to first be tracked in and plowed with the groomer before the drag can be used. With what looks like a significant mild coming this weekend we will have to decide if we resume or wait and see what comes of that system…..stay tuned.
March 27th,2017 – NDJCT to Mt Peyton and out Jumpers brook road to race track groomed tonight.
March 26th, 2017 – NDJCT to Lewisporte groomed
March 24th, 2017 – Notre Dame junction to Moutn Peyton and onto Glenwood groomed today.
March 15th, 2017 – Glenwood to NDJCT via Crusher and Red Fox Road groomed….2nd pass.
March 14th, 2017 – NDJCT to Mt Peyton and onto Glenwood groomed today…. One Pass.
March 8th, 2017 – NDJCT to Mt. Peyton, Jumpers Brook Road and into Bishop’s Falls Groomed Last Night. Everything is in tip top shape! Get out and enjoy the best conditions in years!
March 7th, 2017 – Notre Dame Junction to Glenwood via Red Fox and Crusher Road groomed last night.
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.