Updated - Wednesday Nov. 26th - 7:00 a.m.
A mix of sun and cloud today with temperatures reaching -3. Light snow expected on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures continue to stay below freezing.
Meeting Tonight - 7 p.m. at Gino's Restaurant
A reminder, tonight is the last meeting before Christmas. Locaion: Gino's Family Restaurant on Great Northern Road. Please plan on attending to learn about the latest news and updates.
Seasonal Trail Passes Available Locally
Seasonal Permits are availlable at:
- Hi-Way Variety
- RiverCity MotorSports
- Premier Yamaha
- Goulais River Country Store
- Sault Trailblazers Office (Seasonals and Classics)
- Clubhouse Office open Thu-Fri-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Call: 705 759-0023
*** NOTE: 3 and 7 Day Passes can only be purchased Online via the OFSC website this year. Clubs and local retailers will not have them.
Club Christmas Party - Wed. Dec. 10th
This year's upcoming Christmas Party is scheduled for Wednesday December 10th and will be held at Gino's Family Restaurant. Start time is 6 p.m. There will be a choice of three meals this year and all include unlimited salad and bread. Menu selection includes: #1. Chicken Parm with roast potatoes and vegetable OR #2. 1/2 rack ribs with penne OR #3. Veal Scaloppini with spaghetti. Tickets can be purchased at the next meeting or by contacting Karen Donnelly at Karen.Donnelly@Sympatico.ca. Price is $20 for members, $25 for non members. We will be doing the gift exchange again this year and gifts are limited to $10. One gift per person attending.
Aubrey Falls Trading Post - Open this Winter
Aubrey Falls Trading Post is now under new management. They are open all season and have full service lodging, restaurant, gas, store & gift shop and can accommodate snowmobile's all season. Quote "We are very excited to help create a great snowmobile season for all your members".
Black Creek Outfitters - December Special
Book Two Nights at Black Creek Outfitters, receive one night FREE!!!!!!!!! Details: $200.00 for two nights for two people, third night free!. Each cabin includes Hot & Cold Running water, Refrigerator, stove and propane heater. Cabins 2,3 & 4 have three piece bathrooms included. $50 per extra person per night, $7 per pet per night Valid from November 30th - December 31st checkout http://www.blackcreekoutfitters.ca/ for pictures and more details about each cabin or call 705 841-2555 and chat with Jean, Don and Donnie.
Assistance is always welcome in the Trailblazers Shop on Old Garden River Road. Groomers are being prepared for the 2014 / 15 season and volunteers with mechanical skills are needed. If you wish to help, please contact John Breckenridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Clubhouse at 705 759-0023 and leave a message.
Heyden - Fuel
Will Heyden be getting fuel again? Not to start rumours, but, there's work going on at the former Esso Station on the corner of highway 17 and the Searchmont Highway. This could be welcome news!
A new addition for riders for 2014 / 15 is MountainView Lodge. Located on the Searchmont highway at Northland, this very picturesque lodge will be open for both food and accommodations. Brennan and crew have a trail available that comes in from the Ranger Lake road at the Glendale / ACR tracks intersection. They can be reached at 705 781-3329.
Blueberry Hill Motel - Goulais
Blueberry Hill will be open for business as usual this winter. They offer room rentals, campsites and their property as a Staging location. Breakfast is included with room rentals. Please feel free to contact Diane and Staff for more information. They are available at 705 649 5631.
One More Gas Station Closed
Goulais River is unfortunately down to 2 fuel stations. Regretfully, the Goulais River General Store, located on highway 552 west recently closed, therefore no more fuel. However, Goulais River Country Store on Highway 17 and Timberland also on Highway 17 have fuel.
The club has been informed that Halfway Haven will not be open this winter, therefore, no groomed trail on the top section of the Ranger N/W and Powerline. The Whitman / Domtar trails will be groomed and not affected.
4th Meeting of Season - Wed. Nov. 26th
The Club will be holding the 4th general meeting of the season on Wednesday November 26th at 7 p.m at Gino's Family Restaurant. Everyone is welcome and is open
to the general public.
2015 Season permits are now on sale locally at the Clubhouse or online via the OFSC website. Cost is $210 until December 1st. Price goes up
after December 1st to $260.
Trailblazette Newsletter - Oct 2014
For your enjoyable reading pleasure, the first edition of the Trailblazette for 2015 is now available for download from this website and is located in the News and Info section. A huge thank you to Shawn Greenwood for taking the lead in preparing another great edition of the newsletter. Readers always look forward to the Trailblazette. Very much appreciated Shawn.
Roxy's Lakeside Grill - Haviland
Once the trails are open, Roxy's is offering 10% off any meal to snowmobilers. Roxy's is also offering their parking lot this winter as a Staging area for those who wish to launch from Haviland. Fuel is also available 2 doors over from Roxy's. For more information, please contact Dave, Roxanne and Staff at 705 649-5912.
Shuttle Service - Catalina Motel
Catalina Motel, in Sault Ste. Marie, is once again offering snowmobile train tour packages and shuttle service to and from the staging area. Catalina Motel also provides International Sled Shuttle service into and out of United States via International Bridge. For additonal information, please contact Dean at (705) 945-9260.
Good News! Searchmont now has a store. No fuel at this time though.
Please call the Clubhouse at 705 759-0023 to get your name on the list for Driver Training, leave a message if you are not able to reach the staff. Our first training course date will be announced this fall.
Fuel Availability - November 2014
Fuel is available in Goulais, Haviland, Black Creek, Airport Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Echo Bay and Bruce Mines. There is no fuel available in Heyden or Searchmont at this time. Please plan your trips with fuel availability in-mind.
Goulais to Searchmont is 36 kms (22.5 miles). Searchmont to Black Creek Outfitters is 150 kms (94 miles), Therefore, Goulais to Black Creek Outfitters is 186 kms (116.5 miles), Please plan your trips with fuel supply and availability in-mind.
Join the Club
Are you interesting in joining the club.
The fee is $10 per year per family. Please email us: email@example.com or come out to the next meeting on Wed. Nov. 12th at Gino's Family Restaurant at 7 pm.