Tuesday February 11th
THE TEAM / CLUB PIONNIER DES LAURENTIDES preparing for the 50th anniversary in the 2013/2014 season
From the left: Jean Berardelli, Cecilia Steeper (secretary), Berthold Hamelin, Pierre Daviault ( BR 180 Driver), Stephane Lessard (president). On the right: Daniel Page, Marc-Andre d’Aragon (vice president), Laurent Vaillancourt (BR 160 Driver), Eric Steeves, Allan Katz, Rejean Laurin (patroller)
The BR 180 is fixed and the BR 160 will be fixed tomorrow. Thank you to PIERRE MARNIER, PPIERRE DAVIAULT and LAURENT VAILLANCOURT for their hard work. Grooming will begin Tuesday night. Studs and Snowtrackers should be considered if you feel you need more security on the trails.
PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL
- trail 43 Ste Agathe – grooming Wednesday night. The BR 160 is being repaired
- trail 43 Ste Lucie towards Ste Donat - grooming Wednesday night. The BR 160 is being repaired
- trail 325 P’tit train du nord- groomed Tuesday night
- trail J.A. Ratelle – groomed Tuesday night
- Local Trails – maybe Saturday night - grooming Wednesday night. the BR 160 is being repaired
(Club Pays d’en Haut) STE ADELE/ST ADOLPHE – REMEMBER IT IS A CUL DE SAC THIS SEASON!
Please, during periods of high wind, if you see signage that is crooked and/or has fallen, gently pick it up so as not to break the wooden post and replace it, Thank you!!
Thanks to DANTHESKIDOO for his web video of our most beautiful Laurentian area! Follow this link and check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mGzBA-FQ_0 you can also follow him on Facebook.
If you’ve never been to the summit of Mt. Noire, you must go! Take some snacks for the grey jays. The views are spectacular!
Since the start of the season, we have been trying to keep up with the removal of the falling trees and branches with daily trail inspections. New trees are coming down everyday so please be careful; if you can, take a chainsaw, branch cutters/pruning shears with you and take a minute to remove branches that are in the trail. you can also call our club phone to report downed trees. There are only 8 of us who have been doing the tree and branch removal so we can’t be everywhere at once. So please help out where you can.
As with all of our trails, we are continuing to make improvements also… PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAILS, it cannot be stressed enough especially considering all of the fallen trees. You don’t know what is hiding under all of that fluffy snow; there could be rocks, tree stumps or branches. On our new trail, land owners who have given us permission to use their land have specifically asked that all snowmobiles remain on the designated trails or we could lose the permission to use their land.
To sort out the difficult hills on the J. A-RATELLE trail, the club is going to buy a special hydraulic groomer. That sorts the hills out. We foresee adjustments and modifications to the new trail since grooming seems to be a challenge.
Please be careful and stay on the trails.
Attention: Everything will be sorted out on the trails!!!
Our club is always looking for people to help. Right now our directors are doing most of the heavy lifting. We are asking those who are interested to please contact us if you’d like to help. Come out, have some fun, meet some new friends! We’d love to see you!
We need help with: trail maintenance, signage, trail patrollers, dozer drivers etc.
Club Pionnier des Laurentides would like to extend great thanks to the following people for helping our club during the winter holiday period after the blizzard: FRANCOIS LEDUC, MICHEL CHAMPAGNE, their friends MICHEL and DENIS, RICHARD and ANDRE GILBERT and his gang, CAMIL SYLVESTRE and his gang, STEVE CLOUTIER, ANIK and SYLVAIN and everyone else who helped during the crisis, known and unknown.
Naturally, thanks go to ERIC, MARC-ANDRE, CECILIA, BERTHOLD, ERNEST, and Belle of the club for all of their hard work.
COME AND JOIN US FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL ANTIQUE SNOWMOBLIE SHOW AND RIDE AT FESTI NEIGE STE. AGATHE.
Scheduled for February 2 09:00-16:00 at Place Lagny on the beautiful Lac des Sables in Ste Agathe des monts, which is the heart of the Festi Neige activities.
The Exposition is from 10:00- 13:00 ( free hot dogs and coffee)
The Ride is from 13:00 – 16:00 (about 50 – 60 km on trail with a stop at CONTANT BRP Ste. Agathe des Monts for coffee donuts and special draw)
All antique snowmobiles are welcome, trail passes are not necessary.
Bring your family because we will have 3 mini snowmobiles available for children on a safe and monitored course.
The CLUB PIONNIER DES LAURENTIDES annual fundraising supper at LES DEUX RICHARDS was a great success! Thank you to all of the participants!
THE GROOMERS ARE READY: TUNED UP, PAINTED, ETC…
New Logo in preparation for the 50th anniversary of Club Pionnier des Laurentides
There is some news for trail # 43 from Ste. Agathe toward Ste. Lucie… Coming Soon…
SEPAQ worked all summer long with 5 front end loaders to finish a new trail between GOLF LAURENTIAN and PARC MT TREMBLANT. There have been many agencies and companies involved to make this new trail happen. Thank you to the whole team at SEPAQ for their support!
The Club is preparing for the 50th anniversary in 2013-2014. We have been lucky enough to have financial assistance from the FCMQ and CRE Laurentides. Lots of work has been done to improve our trails between Ste. Agathe towards Ste. Lucie and St. Adolphe. A huge thank you goes out to Excavation R.B. Gauthier, Excavation Real Vaillancourt and J. Clarke Excavation.
We are very proud to have a new sponsor added to our club trailer. Giroux Chrysler Dodge Jeep! Thank you for your encouragement. Unfortunately the trail map publicity was already in production, you will find the previous owner listed. We will fix that problem next season.
I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL OF OUR SPONSORS OF THE TRAILER, TRAIL MAP AND TRAIL SIGNAGE.
Club Pionniers des Laurentides tuques are $20 taxes included, jackets are $160 taxes included and are available at Contant BRP, Thibault Marine, and the Ste-Agathe train station. For more information, contact us.
Title: Every Tuesday at St-Hubert
Start Time: 17:00
Date: Every tuesday
End Time: 23:00
In Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, park your car/truck/trailer at the train station just next to Rona, St. Hubert BBQ, exit 86 at the 15.