Western Newfoundland Groomer Details
2016-2017 Season……Grooming will commence when snow conditions permit!
The Bay St. George RCMP is advising snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts of dangerous snow conditions in the Lewis Hills are.
A press release from the detachment Thursday evening says possible avalanche conditions exist in the area, as well as in the area known as “The Bowl.”
Aerial views of the location indicate large amounts of overhanging snow. Warm temperatures combined with large amounts of rainfall have drastically changed the snow conditions.
Anyone entering into these areas are advised to use extreme caution.
Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited would like to inform all public that wood trucks are operating in four areas of our province for the 2017 winter months.
The operational areas are;
- Riverside (Birch Ridge) – located off Sop’s Arm highway North of Hampden
- Camp 185 Road – located near Gallants Hill, East of White’s Rd
- Camp 34 Road – located off route 411 near West Port Road on the Baie Verte Peninsula
- Southern Pond – located on the Baie Verte Peninsula
Anyone planning to snowmobile in these areas is advised not to travel on any of the plowed roads on their snowmobile and to park pickups and trailers only in areas designated for public parking.
Corner Brook Pulp and Paper would like to thank all snowmobilers, firewood cutters and general public for their cooperation and remember to drive safe.
Safety & Training Supervisor – Woodlands
Humber WinterLands – White Bay, Hampden Area:
April 6th, 2017 – Groomed to picketts road, Maddy pond and back to the main river trail then on to pollards point ( big hill) .
April 5th – 6th, 2017 Public Notice:
The Warm Up Shelter located on Main River will be closed to the public Wednesday April 5th and possibly Thursday April 6th for interior renovations. Club Volunteers are heading up Wednesday to completely renovate the interior of Shelter and repair the roof.
We appreciate your cooperation during this time.
April 2nd, 2017 – Jacksons arm trail, Main River trail, Pollards point (big Hill) and up as far as Taylors Brook has been walked in and plowed. WOW 2 ft. of snow along with all the drifts.. The temperatures are getting to warm for grooming.
March 28th, 2017 – Groomed from Hampden Junction to Baie Verte Junction.
March 27th, 2017 – Pinksens road has been groomed
March 26th, 2017 – Groomer is here in pollards point..it has been groomed from Taylor’s brook to pollards point ( big hill)
March 24th, 2017 – Taylor’s Brook Road groomed to 24. Groomer ran into some trouble, had to turn around.
March 23rd, 2017 – Pinksens road hampden and clam pond was groomed last night
March 20th, 2017 – Trail has been groomed from Taylor’s brook to warm up Shack on main river trail and back to pollards point branch and down over the big hill into pollards point. Enjoy.
March 18th, 2017 -Groomed from Taylor’s brook to hampden junction and back..reason for that run was to meet JTB groomer and exchange drags.we had their drag while HWL drag was getting a few repairs.
March 16th, 2017 – Taylor’s brook road has been groomed
March 15th, 2017 – Pinksens rd out as far as clam pond has been tracked in . Jackson’s arm and main river trail leading back to Taylor’s brook road has been tracked in.
March 14th, 2017 – Trail from hampden junction to taylor brook has been groomed. Had to leave the drag at Taylor’s brook, crazy amount of snow and drift. The trail from Taylor’s brook to pollards pt has been walked in. Heading out again this morning.
March 9th, 2017 – Groomed from Hampden towards Baie Verte Junction. Made it just pass Shiver Shack, temperatures dropped and groomer had to turn around. Trail is in great condition.
March 8th, 2017 – All Humber winterland trails have been groomed. Left pollards point yesterday and groomed pinksens road, clam pond and hampden. Then over to Taylor’s brook road to fuel up and onward to hampden Junction.
March 7th, 2017 – Jackson’s arm, main river rd, and down over the big hill to pollards point groomed today .Enjoy
March 5th, 2017 - Jackson’s arm and sops arm has been tracked in…holy snow… will be heading that way tomorrow with the drag.
March 4th, 2017 – Travelled( groomed) from Cormack to Taylor’s brook road then groomed Maddy pond and eagle mountain rd. It was a very long day , 18hr to be exact. The groomer will be leaving Taylor’s brook shortly and ALL of HWL trails will be groomed in the up coming day… Please have patience , .. The groomer only travels 5 to 7 kms an hour. It will take a few long days to get ALL tails groomed.
March 3rd, 2017 – Grooming has commenced – Taylors Brook Road being done tonight.
February 21st, 2017 – Groomed pinksens rd .clam pond not groomed. Main river trail groomed to Taylor’s brook.
February 18th, 2017 – Groomer is here in pollards point. Rodney groomed from Hampden junction in only 10 km on Taylor’s brook rd. That trail is in excellent condition.
February 16th, 2017 – Our Groomer as well as the groomer on loan from Pasadena are both out of commission and returned to Deer Lake for repairs. In the interm Rodney Davis (The JTB Groomer Operator), has been secured by NLSF to groom the HWSC trails this week, while our groomer is being repaired. Once our groomer is repaired a new Groomer Operator will be obtained for our club and our trails will be groomed on a regular basis. The HWSC and NLSF are working together to get things back on track asap.
February 12th, 2017 -Groomed Taylor’s brook last night. Thursday Rodney traveled the Pasadena groomer out but to stormy on Thursday night and to windy on Friday night.
February 6th, 2017 – Clam Pond, Hampden , and Riverside warm up shelter all groomed on Friday !!
February 2nd, 2017 – Due to unforeseen mechanical issues the Humber Winterland Groomer has been experienceing issues and currently is broke down. So please bare with us as we try to get these issues resolved. Hopefully we can have it back on schedule tomorrow. We will keep you all updated.
January 31st, 2017 – Groomed from Pollards Point ( Pinksens Rd ) to Clam Pond Rd. Due to mechanical issues drag is dropped at Hampden branch turnoff area !!
January 24th, 2017 – Groomed from Clam Pond Road to Pollards Point ( Big Hill ) Use caution on trails – lack of snow in areas.
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*****Please be advised, there is a massive washout on a section of trail between Buchans Junction and Buchans. Approximately 25ft wide and 20ft deep.
Trail North of the Insectarium in Deer Lake is flooded. Take caution! (March6,2017)
March 21st, 2017 – Attention sledders!!!!!
Dolf Diamonds road is in the process of being ploughed for spring operations by Corner Brook Pulp and Paper. With the cooperation of cbpp and a couple of volunteers with JunctionTrailBlazers there’s an alternate route around the ploughed road . Please follow signs, alternate route will be groomed soon as groomers are able to do it . Mild temps forcasted for next couple days. Please be patient, we are trying.
April 1st, 2017 – Both operators made several attempts to groom tonight but turned back due to conditions. No trails groomed.
March 28, 2017 - Deer lake to Howley via Main Dam. End of Cormack through Big Falls onward through the Dolf Diamond Detour across the TCH and across Mary Ann Bog to the railway intersection between Howley and Deer lake then back across the bog and highway to Hampton Junction. Then onward to Baie Verte Junction and back to Hampton Junction again! A lot of work tonight by the operators! Much appreciated! Be sure to wave and smile when passing them on the trails.
March 27th, 2017 – Deer Lake through the Cormack/Reidville trail to and including White River Road. Happy Trails!
March 24th, 2017 – Deer lake to Wiltondale via Goose Arm then through Jackladder back to Deer Lake (the loop).
March 23rd, 2017 – Hampton Junction to and including White River Road had troubles and could only pan on the way back. Deer Lake to the end of Cormack and Around the town of Deer Lake.
March 21st, 2017 – Both groomers have been down since Saturday morning. One is now repaired but with less then perfect Temps tonight and rain for tomorrow we will not be grooming tonight or tomorrow. If all goes well both groomers will be on the move Wednesday evening. Thanks for your patience.
March 17th, 2017 – Deer Lake to Sandbar Brook warming shelter through Whitewash road and into Wiltondale. Also from Deer Lake to Jackladder. Hampton Junction to and including White River Road.… Another groomer has left Hampton Junction for Pollards Point.
**NOTICE: In the coming days the snow will be plowed off of Dolf Diamond Road due to logging operations. Junction Trail Blazers are working on an alternate route and will post signage where necessary.
March 16th, 2017 – Deer Lake to Howley.
March 15th, 2017 – Groomed trails through the town of Deer Lake
March 14th, 2017 – Deer Lake to end of Cormack via Reidville Bog
March 11, 2017 – Deer lake to Sandbar warm up shelter to Jackladder back to Reidville Bog and 3km into Abattoir Road (Cormack) and back to Deer lake. Hampton Junction to White River Road warming Shelter back to and including Dolf Diamond Road to the TCH and bak to Hampton Junction.
March 10th, 2017 – As of the last couple days there hasn’t been any grooming due to a groomer still being down and also due to weather (warm temps a…nd or rain) but rest assured that grooming will continue. In fact it will continue this evening.
March 7th, 2017 – Deer Lake to Howley and back. The second groomer is still down…PLEASE BE ADVISED There will be Alder cutting starting March 7th in Deer Lake and moving towards Pasadena. We ask all riders to slow down and exercise caution while passing the work areas
March 3rd, 2017 Red Eye Shift – Deer Lake To Island Pond Groomed Tonight with Groomer Heading to Kennedy Lake and returning for refuel to head to Jack Ladder / White Wash Road.
March 2, 2017 – Groomed White River Rd. Deer Lake to Cormack via Reidville. Also around town and Main Dam. Washout headed to Cormack has now been repaired!
March 2, 2017 – If temperature permits, this afternoon the groomer will groom around Deer Lake and also be heading to Cormack.
March 1st, 2017 – Our Deer Lake grooming operators met yesterday and with the pending Mild Weather slated for yesterday into Thursday preceded by last weeks mild weather and loosing a groomer in the bog (in February), that they felt it was best to play it safe, commence grooming once the warm weather moves through and to not waste hours grooming today only to have rain tomorrow. The post on the Facebook page wasn’t directly from NLSF office, we will, however, apologize for the confusion.
February 26th, 2017 – Please be advised trails in Deer Lake area very soft. Grooming will commence when temperature permits. THANKS FOR YOUR CONITUNED COOPERATION.
February 24th, 2017 – Hampden Junction to Baie Verte Junction. Deer Lake to Cormack via Reidville. Pack it in Pack it out.
February 23rd, 2017-Deer Lake to Kennedy Lake, via sandbar warm up shelter, trails joined up in that area. White River Road done, broken groomer retrieved.
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding. Deer Lake to Kennedy Lake via Sandbar warm-up shelter. … Trails in that area joined with WSRtrails.
Beautiful day get out and enjoy.
February 22nd, 2017 – Deer Lake to Jackladder and on to the big hill en route to Wiltondale, had to turn around mechanical issues!! CAUTION
THERE MAY BE SOME RUTS LEFT ON TRAIL IN THAT AREA.… Have a safe day.
February 21st, 2017 – Taylors Brook to White River Road, also as far as approximately km 13. Very narrow …..one pass only!
CAUTION!! GROOMER BROKE DOWN IN MIDDLE OF ROAD , WILL HAVE TO BE TOWED OUT , MAKING PLANS FOR RETRIEVAL
February 17th, 2017 -Hampden Junction to and including White River Road. Trail in great shape. Deer Lake to Kennedy Lake via Sandbar, trails all joined up in that area, caution still some drifting in that area.Also White Wash Road to Route 430 is groomed. Should be a good weekend ride. Ride to the right at all times. Ride sober Ride safe.
February 14th, 2017 – Deer Lake to main dam. Also trails around town are groomed . Have a Happy Valentines day.
February 13th, 2017 – After the 3rd attempt .. White River Road groomed to the end. Lots of drifts at beginning, but in great shape now. Have a safe day sledding .
February 12th, 2017 – Deer Lake to Jackladder. Deer Lake to Sandbar warm-up shelter. Get out today and enjoy these trails! They are in excellent shape!…
*For current grooming information click on ”Western Sno-Riders” directly above and it will take you to the Western Sno-Riders web page with their current information.
April 11th, 2017- Grooming is finished for this season! Thanks to everyone who purchased passes and supported the NLSF. It was an awesome season!
April 4th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Pasadena
April 3rd, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map Groomed.
April 1st, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Gallants Groomed.
March 31st, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map and Mt. Moriah Groomed.
March 30th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Deer Lake Groomed.
March 29th, 2017 – Hughes Brook to Corner Brook and the South Shore Groomed
March 27th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map and Gallants Groomed. Trails down through the North Shore Groomed
March 25th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Deer Lake Groomed. Hughes Brook to Sandbar Brook Warm Up Shelter Groomed
March 24th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Gallants and the Map Groomed. Hughes Brook to Marble and on to Camel Back Groomed.
March 23th, 2017 – Trails down through the North Shore Groomed. Rugged Edge to the South Shore and Mt. Moriah Groomed
March 21st, 2017 - Hughes Brook to Sandbar Brook Warm up Shelter Groomed
March 20th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map Groomed
March 18th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the South Shore and Mt. Moriah Groomed. Rugged Edge to Gallants and back to Hughes Brook Groomed
March 17th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Deer Lake Groomed. Hughes Brook to the Map Groomed
March 14th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map and Mt Moriah Groomed. Trails down through the North Shore Groomed
March 12th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Deer Lake Groomed. Hughes Brook to Kennedy Lake Groomed
March 11, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Shiver Shack and Mt. Moriah Groomed. Hughes Brook to Gallants Groomed.
March 8th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the South Shore Groomed. Hughes Brook to Kennedy Lake Groomed
March 7th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map and Mt. Moriah Groomed. Trails down through the North Shore Groomed
March 4th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the South Shore and Mt. Moriah Groomed. Rugged Edge to Deer Lake Groomed
March 3rd,2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map Groomed, Rugged Edge to Gallants and on to Dhoon Lodge Groomed
March 1st, 2017 - Hughes Brook to Marble and back to Rugged Edge Groomed. Washout on Marble Mountain has been repaired.
February 23rd, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Pasadena Groomed
February 22nd, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the South Shore, The Map and Gallants Groomed
February 21st, 2017 – Trails down through the North Shore Groomed yesterday. Rugged Edge to Kennedy Lake Groomed
February 20th, 2017 – Pasadena to Marble Groomed yesterday. Rugged Edge Marble and City Tire also Groomed
February 16th, 2017 – Deer Lake to Rugged Edge Groomed
February 13th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map Groomed. Rugged Edge to Gallants Groomed. Trails down through the North Shore Groomed
February 10th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map Groomed. Hughes Brook to Kennedy Lake Groomed
February 9th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Gallants and Mt. Moriah Groomed yesterday. Trails down through the North Shore also Groomed
February 8th, 2017 - Rugged Edge to the South Shore Groomed yesterday. Also, Pasadena to Deer Lake Groomed
February 6th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to Marble and Pasadena Groomed Saturday. Rugged Edge to the Gallants and Mt. Moriah Groomed Friday.
February 3rd, 2017 – El pond, Irishtown, Frenchman’s pond area, Pasadena to Deer Lake (one way) and Rugged Edge to the Map groomed.
January 30th, 2017 – Groomer was active over the weekend. Green Tank and up behind Marble and down to Marble.
January 25th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map groomed. Huhges Brook to Kennedy Lake groomed. Bark Hill over El to Clifty tracked
January 24th, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the South Shore and Mt. Moriah Groomed. Down through the North Shore Groomed
January 23rd, 2017 – Rugged Edge to the Map and Massey Drive Groomed
January 18th, 2017 - Hughes Brook to Riverside Drive and City Tire Groomed
January 17th, 2017 - Pasadena to Deer Lake Groomed. Down through the North Shore Groomed
April 6th, 2017 - The groomer left the shed last night to do 38 Trail but was only able to make it near Wheeler’s Run before turning back due to mechanical issues. So 38 Trail was not done last night.
April 4th & 5th, 2017 – The plan is to groom 38 Trail tonight and Cold Brook Road tomorrow night, then the groomer will be parked for the season. There is a warm front coming through with lots of rain and wind this weekend, then sun and warm temps next week, as you know those don’t make for good grooming conditions.
March 28th, 2017 -Railbed out towards Robinsons was groomed Last night.
March 27th, 2017 -The Railbed to Gallant’s and M&F trail were groomed last night
March 24th, 2017 – Corner Brook road to Map groomed today. Roundpot and Kippens Trail groomed today.
March 14th, 2017 – 38 trail was done last night
March 13th, 2017 – Coldbrook road to Map was groomed last night
March 2, 2017 – Rendezvous 2017 is this weekend trails will be perfect and going to be a great weekend. Their is still time to register for this weekend. Please register in person at the Canadian Tire Store in Stephenville at the customer service counter.
February 22nd, 2017 – Just wanted to let everyone know that we had an issue with our groomer Monday night and we are doing our best to get it back on the snow. We have the NLSF mechanic coming down first thing in the morning and hoping to be grooming again in a day or 2.Thanks for your understanding
February 21st, 2017 – Railbed to Gallant’s was groomed last night
February 18th, 2017 – 38 and roundpot were groomed last night
February 17th, 2017 – Groomed railbed out past Flat Bay yesterday
February 15th, 2017 – Kippens trail was groomed last nigh
February 14th, 2017 – Kippens trail was groomed last nigh
February 13th, 2017 – Railbed to Gallant’s is groomed
February 12th, 2017 – Cb road to Map and Roundpot was groomed last night
February 11th, 2017 -38 trail was groomed last night. Roundpot from 38 to bog tracked in as well
February 9th, 2017 – Kippens and wheelers run to Noel’s pond groomed last night
February 6th, 2017 – Coldbrook road to map groomed last night. Roundpot and Lewis hills pass groomed as well
February 3rd, 2017 – M&F trail and the railbed were groomed to Gallant’s last night
February 1st, 2017 -New trail from Hwy down powerline to igloo road was tracked in last night. Kippens trail was groomed last night. Please be on the lookout for the groomer today, as we are leaving cold Brook and heading out towards Flat Bay on the rail bed
January 31st, 2017 – Cold Brook road. Roundpot And Lewis hill pass groomed last night. Tons of fresh powder get out and enjoy
January 30th, 2017 – 38 and roundpot were groomed last night
January 25th, 2017 – Last night roundpot and 38 were groomed as well as the railbed.
January 24th, 2017 – Cold Brook road to Map and Lewis hills pass was groomed last night as well as Round pot.
January 23rd, 2017-M & F trail groomed tonight. Wheelers run from CB road to Noel’s pond tracked in and groomed tonight
January 20th, 2017 – Kippens trail groomed last night and washouts all fixed