Monday, January 30, 2012


That's all I have to say about this past weekend.

If anyone had any doubts about whether or not reciprocity benefits both states the answer is perfectly clear, YES!

We experienced record breaking days this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we are especially thankful to our staff; Ann, Dana, Shannon, Chad & Irene for all their extra effort.  We appreciate the patronage from all those who stopped in for food and/or gas for their sled. 

Thanks also to Mike Koob for traveling into Bosebuck early Sunday morning on his day off to replenish our gas tank.  That single nozzle on our tank had more action in three days then in the prior four weeks prior combined.

Due to the heavy traffic the trails of course were in rough shape by the end of the day yesterday.  However, the RLSC groomer made it's usual trip last night with Eben at the helm.  The four inches of fresh snow that we received last night was a nice topping for the frozen base already in place.

PS: Thanks Jerry, Mike, Rick, Mike and Capt. John

Thursday, January 26, 2012

ME, NH, VT Reciprocity Weekend

Finally these states have come together to allow sleds to ride with a valid registration (Vermont also requires proof of insurance) into any of the three adjoining states this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (JAN 27/28/29).

With a forecast for 4 to 8 inches of snow tonight into tomorrow morning, conditions should be near peak.   Although our cabins are fully booked for the weekend, we will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner by advance reservation as usual.

ITS84 from Oquossoc was groomed last night by RLSC and Eben is doing a great job keeping the trail in the best possible condition.  We are expecting a very busy weekend and look forward to seeing some old friends and new faces alike. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bring it on!  Another three inches of fresh powder arrived overnight and it's still coming down.

Snoedeo in Rangeley will be underway today with demo booths at Rev-it-Up, Oquossoc Marine and Boss Power Equipment.  The Rave-X show starts at 5PM with the Welcome to Snodeo with a Bowl-A-Thon will begin at 4PM at Moose Alley. Hope everyone enjoys this year's events.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Got Snow?

We do!

Did you notice that we received another 3 inches of snow Tuesday Night?  Load up the sled and come ride.  Back country snow depths are greater than three feet in some places and the groomer from Oquossoc came through last night on ITS84.

Snodeo in Rangeley kicks off tonight with Casino Night at the Rangeley Inn. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Was Friday the 13th your lucky day?  It was here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps since we received another 8 inches of snow overnight Friday.  That's right, they predicted maybe 3 but we woke to 8 inches instead.  I guess we are going to make up for lost riding quickly.

Needless to say, our dining room was very busy and seemed like it was THE place to be yesterday.  Reports from the trail were all exceptional.  Deep powder in the back country and fabulous groomed trails.  RLSC's groomer completed a round trip on Friday night, so ITS84 was in mint condition for Saturday riding. It was nice to see many of our returning guests and for those who ventured this way yet, we hope to see you soon.

Reminders for your calendar -  Snodeo in Rangeley next weekend then Reciprocity Weekend with Maine, NH & Vermont January 27,28 & 29.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally the snow has arrived in sufficient quantity.  Bosebuck Mountain Camps received at least 8 inches of fresh snow yesterday with light snow showers through most of the night.  The forecast is calling for a second system to travel through today which may result in another 3 inches.

The new groomer operator from RLSC, who runs from Oquossoc to Bosebuck and back, made his first trip on Wednesday with another planned for today.  The regular schedule for grooming ITS 84 should the same as last year, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights.

Our dining room is open and well stocked serving breakfast from 7AM to 10AM, and lunch daily from 11AM to 3PM.  Dinner at 6PM is available by advance reservation of least 24 hours. 

2011/2012 RLSC Trail maps should arrive at some point today and we are still a Maine snowmobile registration station (CASH ONLY).  We also have gasoline for sale which must be pre-paid in the lodge.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Let's not count our snowballs before we can throw them but..... the forecast is looking great!   Finally a real snowstorm due to arrive late tonight and into the day tomorrow with possible accumulations of 6 to 12 inches.

The Rangeley Club has opened some trails north of town and we have had sleds in from Oquossoc already.  For current trails conditions  Trails have a good solid base so the expected snowfall will only improve conditions tremendously.

The Pittsburgh Club has also opened about 80% of their trail system and current conditions can be found at

For all you back country riders, reports yesterday and today are snow knee deep or better in the elevations.  Please remember that Greentop Road, Lincoln Pond Road, Canada Road into Bowmantown and some roads in Bowmantown have been plowed so PLEASE do not ride on these or any other plowed road.  The landowners extend the privilege of access to ride this great country so let's not loose the opportunity by riding where we shouldn't.

We have received several calls for lodging reservations already.  Call now so you don't miss out on a great weekend of riding.

Monday, January 9, 2012

We had an OK weekend with riders from both Maine and New Hampshire.  Most were pleasantly surprised with the conditions and amount of snow they encountered.  Higher elevations and back country riders found spots with at least a foot of powder to ride.

The Rangeley Club should be starting their grooming operations soon and Pittsburgh is active on about 75% of their system.

The extended forecast for this week is snow and/or snow showers everyday so load up the sleds and head north.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Good News, it's snowing again today and we picked up 3 inches yesterday.  With that in mind here is an update of current trail conditions;

     Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club has given the green light to open ITS 84 on this end tomorrow (Saturday, January 7th) but it will NOT be groomed.  Bosebuck Mountain Camps will be open tomorrow for breakfast from 7AM to 10AM and lunch from 11AM to 3PM.

     Pittsburgh Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club will be opening about 75% of their trail system tomorrow and will be grooming to the state line.

Let the riding begin.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

We welcomed the new year with guests, friends, a great bonfire, champagne toast and fireworks at midnight.  Happy New Year and may it be healthy and prosperous for all.

As you can see from the webcams, we still do not have sufficient snow to sled so the trails remain closed.  We have had some rain overnight, but do have light snow falling this morning with temps around 32 degrees.

Although you can't sled, you can still hunt coyotes and/or snowshoe hare.  Due to the lack of deep accumulated snow on the ground, conditions are just about perfect for hunting either species and we do have a few bait sites for coyotes.  Pack up your gear and dogs and give us a call to take advantage of these unusual conditions.