Thank You District 4 ,Dufferin Drift Busters & OFSC

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We want to give a Huge Thank You to District 4, Dufferin Drift Busters Snowmobile Club & the OFSC who have lent District 11 & the North Bay Snowmobilers Club a 2011 Husky to utilize for remainder of the season.

With this extra help we are able to keep our trails in top-notch condition for everyone’s riding pleasure.

We’ve been receiving a lot of sledders already this season & are happy to have them ride NBSC & District 11 trails this groomer is a great added asset this season!

We even managed to get District 4 & some Orangeville Snowmobile Club members out for a ride on the trails. We were able to get some pictures of them with their Husky, unfortunately

Steve McCarthy the President of the Dufferin Drift Busters was unable to make the trip but without him this might not of happened.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

From the pictures it looked liked they had fun, even in the cold weather!

Zen Slipenkyj (Governor District 4)

Grant Parkinson (Club President Orangeville Snowmobile Club /Groomer coordinator District 4)

John Miller (NBSC Club President/ Trails Coordinator District 11)

Grant Parkinson (Club President Orangeville Snowmobile Club/Groomer coordinator District 4 )

Zen Slipenkyj (Governor District 4)

John Miller (NBSC Club President/Trails Coordinator District 11)

David Fraser (Treasurer Orangeville Snowmobile Club)

Rob Liegghio (Club Volunteer Orangeville Snowmobile Club)

Grant Parkinson (Groomer Coordinator District 4)

Joe Sammut (Volunteer Orangeville Snowmobile Club)

Frank Cutruzzola (District 4 Treasurer)

Mike O’Connor (Volunteer Orangeville Snowmobile Club)

Zen Slipenkyj (District 4 Governor)

Michael Schuetz (Trail Captain Orangeville Snowmobile Club)

Jeff Corner (District 4 Groomer Operator & Orangeville Snowmobile Club Volunteer)

David Fraser (Treasurer Orangeville Snowmobile Club)

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Jan 19th-27th is Snowmobile Safety Week

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This week is Snowmobile Safety Week in Ontario and local Snowmobile Clubs are urging all sledders to do their part to maintain safety on and off the trails.


Obey Limits and Laws on the Trails

Do Not Ride Beyond Your Ability

Stay on the Trail

Never Ride Intoxicated


In addition:

Know your route

Know your sled

Don’t go alone

Always carry a fully charged phone

Dress appropriately, and,

Take a snowmobile safety course


The OPP are also reminding riders to avoid the use of loud exhaust pipes and not to trespass on private property – these two issues are illegal and are causing us to lose access to trails across our region.


The snowmobile season is off to an amazing start – in fact, the best in several years. We want to keep it that way. Please help us to get the message out that safety is first and foremost.


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Trail Status Update Mon Jan 7, 2019

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We are happy to be updating some more trails statuses today. You can now get to Marten River and make a stop at The Rock Pine. Fuel up, grab some food or stay the night, they’ll be happy to have you.
Keep following us as we hope to have some more trail statuses change later this week 😀 

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Try “Sled A Licious” this season

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As you start planning your sledding trips consider “Sled A Licious” in District 11
Camp Conewango, The Dinner Bell & The Rock Pine have decided to offer you a chance to win prizes after eating at each of the participating locations over the winter season.
Please ask them for the details on this awesome chance to win some prizes …. what the heck you’ve got to eat sometime 🌯🥩🥓🥗🍝🥙🥘

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Thank Your from Club President

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The last 24 hours have been very tiring for NBSC.
Thursday night at approx 7 pm, during a snow storm one of our groomers slid off a bridge approach & landed upside down in a creek.
Fortunately there were no serious injuries to the 2 operators 🙏🏻

We would like to thank
Adrienne Gamble at the OFSC
our OPP contact Marvin Miller
Trans Canda Pipeline Corey Ragan
Robert Mantha – Bruman Construction
Bartletts Towing
The Veltri’s (for allowing us a short cut through their property) to be able to recover our sunk groomer
NBSC volunteers for showing up not only that night during a significant snow fall, but the day after to assist in the recovery effort.
In less than 24 hours we had our groomer out of the creek and delivered to The Shop Industrial for assesment.
A HUGE THANK we couldn’t have done this without your support!

John Miller
NBSC President

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Groomer Incident Update

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Unfortunately there was an incident with a groomer on the A trail just north of the A102Q intersection, north of North Bay, the evening of January 3, 2019. Fortunately the two operators suffered only minor injuries.


Please be patient with our club and our trails as we work to clean up from this event.


Keep in mind that we are working in extreme conditions – in the bush, in the snow, often in the dark, in sub-zero temperatures, with heavy and complicated equipment.


We are so grateful for our volunteers and their families and teams, and are thankful that there were no serious injuries.

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Happy New Year & Ride Safe

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The New Year is a happy one for the North Bay Snowmobile Club! About 50% of our trails are open as of today, with many trails open at our neighbouring clubs as well. Several trails are open underlimited (yellow) conditions. It has taken an excessive amount of work and volunteer hours to get to this point after the wind storms last fall blew so many trees across the trails. However, progress is being made and we expect to see that 50% extend to 75% or 80% of trails over the next 4 – 5 days.


Note that this is still early season riding so we want to stress the importance of safety, low speeds and zero tolerance on the trails at this time of year. And, if a trail is closed – there is a reason for it. Please don’t go.


Thanks! And safe, happy trails for 2019

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Trail Status Update Jan 3,2019

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So happy to say you can now see some yellow trails within the club. We are still working on the rest with some more to open up shortly… please stay on only the trail designated as limited, meaning ride with caution. We still require landowner permission and gates are closed on other trails.
Water access trails are CLOSED…. No water access trails have been staked or deemed safe to open at this time.
Thank you volunteers!

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