March 2018 Newsletter


As this is the last newsletter included in the Sno-Traveler magazine for this season I would like to take a moment and thank all our landowners for allowing us to have a trail over their property. This year we have added new people with the increase of Pemi’s old trails and we welcome them aboard and look forward to many more years.

Our Volunteers have gone above and beyond to get us ready for this season, though we had a few stumbling blocks. But we are more determined than ever to resolve the problems and make the trails better than ever in our area.

This year we had all of our club meetings at Gilly’s restaurant in Bristol, I would like to thank Jill for allowing us to use the restaurant after hours.

Bob has been doing a great job at keeping everyone in the loop on Facebook and the web site, thanks again for all you do.


We will be doing projects this summer, we have a lot of work to do to open the trails that were closed due to landowner problems or weather related issues, and a couple of bridges which need to be rebuilt. We will be sending out work notices and looking for help to get these things done.

The Tucker Sno-Cat had some damage done to it this winter and we will need to fix it in the spring to get it ready for next season. Anyone interested in that can get ahold of Dennis.

We would like to thank Hardy Country Snowmobile Club for helping our guys get the needed equipment into the woods to fix our Tucker and assist fixing it on site. Another great thing about this sport is neighbor helping neighbor.

We hope that all of you were able to get and ride and enjoy this great sport of ours.

Think Snow

Lucy Ford

Posted 3/12/2018

January 2018 Newsletter

Hello All,

Happy New Year! 

This season has been a trying one at best we have had early snow (good) Lots of rain (Bad) now more snow (good and Bad). 

We’ve been working on the trails all season and continue to do so as weather permits, with the recent rain we’ve had to close our trail system until it can be evaluated and secured. I would urge all that are trying to ride please use caution with this new snow fall as it will hide any imperfections in the trail left from the rain and will hide any water, frozen or still running.

Route 11 north form Bristol to Alexandria is closed due to landowner issues and trail problems. The club is working hard to resolve both. There is a huge wash out under power lines on Route 11 south.  Our intention is to fill it with hay bales and groom over it to make a bridge for use this winter. In the spring we will be fixing it and resetting the culvert that has moved.

As most of you know we’ve taken over a significant portion of the Pemi trail system but this is not without problems.

  1. The trail on Hemp Hill Rd is closed. The landowners closed the trail last year and there will not be a reroute until next year, so please stay off the trail. Continued riding will only cause us to lose any chance to get a new trail there next year. Our trail map which is available on our website shows the trails in red which are closed.
  2. The bridge behind Fred’s farm that connects Hemp hill with route 11 N&S is closed. It was moved down stream on the last flood we had and is not safe for people to use.
  3. Do not try to open trails that were used in prior years, they are closed and not groomed for a reason. Riding on closed trails is a fineable offense. NH Fish & Game will be notified if this continues  

We’ve been updating our web site and Facebook page and these are great places to get information. Our web address is and for Facebook you can find us by searching for Alexandria Ledge Climbers.

We are trying to give all of you a fun and safe place to ride and enjoy the sport, please help us by obeying the trail signs and use caution out there due to current weather events.

Event updates:

January 20th turkey dinner at the Weare Fire station  

January 27th Spaghetti Dinner at the Andover Elementary School

February 2-4th Easter Seal Ride In- in Gorham  

Think snow

Lucy Ford

Posted 1/17/2018

December 2017 Newsletter

 Hello ALL

 The past month has been a challenge for the club. As some of you are aware we had a flood come thought which damaged some of our trails and brides. The bridge behind the house on Corridor 11 had the footings eroded due to high fast running water. Luckily it was cabled to trees and this is what saved it from going down stream. Last weekend the guys lifted the bridge and restored the footings quick fix for this year. We will have to put in longer I beams. The culverts on 151 were plugged with gravel and have been temporarily unplugged we will have to fix this better in the spring. We still have two bridges that need work, however one is in an area that we need to wait till it freezes. This was also damage done by the storm.

 We've had different work crews out all over this season, cutting 2 new reroutes, building bridges, staking fields, clearing brush, and putting up signs. All trying to make sure everyone will have a fun and safe winter.

We are still  looking for help on Sundays to do trail work.  Meet at the Ford’s house at 9am, look on Facebook and our web site for more information.

 Most of you by now have heard that Pemi Club had disbanded. Our Club along with Hardy and Andover will be picking up the trails this season. Lakes Region may also be picking up some trails next year. With that there are going to be some trail changes for this season:

  • On the trail into Bristol Village, from the Corridor 11 intersection in Walkers field, you will not be able to get to Park and Go this year for gas. However,  you will be able to get gas at the gas station across form Gilly’s which is close to this trail so there is no additional mileage to get gas.
  • The trail from Bristol to the lake over Hemp hill will be closed due to landowner problems. So if you are coming south on Corridor 11 you'll have to go all the way down to Walkers and then take the trail into Bristol. We do know that this change in trails this year will effect a few people and we are working on a long term solution. 

 As for Alexandria Ledge Climbers  grooming the former Pemi trails we will be doing a portion of those trails this  year with their old groomer. Andover will be gromming the power line trail to Berry Rd, and Hardy will be grooming the Goose Pond trail down to Wellington. A lot of the former Pemi trails are in desperate need of upgrades, bridges need work and all of this takes time, manpower and money and I know you all will be up for the challenge, and as always we're looking for helpers.   

 Club meetings are being held at Gilly’s Restaurant in Bristol and schedule is on the web site, we look forward in seeing you. 

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 Think Snow

 Lucy Ford

Posted 11/29/2017

November 2017 Newsletter

 Hello all another month closer to whit white stuff can’t wait.

Trail  work has been moving along a fast pace the club stripped and re decked  the bridge on Braley hill road last week end. Thanks go out to Peter and  Lance for use of the excavator that made quick work of the old decking.  We should also thank Dennis, Bob, Nigel, Zack and John for all their  hard work putting it all back together. Brush was cut and signs put up  this part of the trail is ready! We still have other trail work to do so  keep looking on the web site and or Facebook for updates.

We  have had a meeting with BOT about the Pemi trails and will be having  another to finalize everything.  It’s looking like we might have some  trail work to do on the new section of trail that we are acquiring more  info on that soon.

The club has been selling the NHSA Super  Raffle Tickets if anyone is interested they can be purchased for $20 at  Gilly’s there is only a couple left so don’t hesitate.

For the  last couple of years I have been trying to do an on trail Cookout fund  raiser only to have no snow or too much on the weekend that had been  chosen if anyone is interested in helping with this let me know  603-744-5497.

November’s club meeting is on the 2nd at 7pm at Gilly’s.

Trail Master meeting is coming up on November 18th anyone interested in going let me know.

You can find us on Facebook or at


Lucy Ford

Posted 10/20/2017 

2017-18 Membership Letter

 Dear Ledge Climbers,

It’s that time again. Time it think about joining the club getting your sled out of mothballs and doing some grass dragging. Sounds  hard to think about it when you’re out on the lake enjoying the dog  days of summer? Most of you know that I snowmobile 365 so for me it’s  just another day waiting for snow 10 Thursdays from now.

The club has a few irons in the fire that you need to know about.

First,  one of our neighboring clubs Pemi Valley snowmobile club has dissolved.  This was unfortunately due to lack of participation with their  membership. Alexandria Ledge Climbers club, along with the other  surrounding clubs, will be taking over most of their trail system. This  will be putting added work on our club to keep everything maintained and  operating. The Bureau of Trails has decided to transfer the Groomer  that Pemi had over to our club due to the fact that our machine would  not be able to groom there trails. However, with that comes the need for  added man power and funds. Anyone interested in helping in any way  please call.

Second, we have 2 big bridge projects coming up and  will be looking for help. The dates and times will be posted on the web  site

We will also be reviewing our new trails to see what will need to be done.


Luckily  our land owner is still willing to work with us to fix the problem if  any of you see anything or here about anyone doing this please call me @  603-744-5497

As a reminder to everyone, Alexandria Ledge Climber  trails are for snowmobiles only and they are all posted. If we keep  having problems we risk the loss of the trail and consequently the whole  system.

This year we will be holding all of our club meetings at GILLY’S Restaurant 322 Lake Street in Bristol. See the events page for times and dates.

The  NHSA on-line membership program will be ending August 13, 2017. For  more information about this visit the NHSA website. So what to do? Fill  out our membership form and I will mail or email you the voucher just  like we have been doing in the past.  Visit our Membership page for more information. 

We  would like to thank all of you for taking the time and joining and  supporting the Alexandria Ledge Climbers without you we would not be  able to do what we do. Your membership and donations make it all happen.

***Think Snow ***

Lucy Ford

​Posted 8/2/2017