Nakkertok Nordic (South)

Trails Skied: Stadium, Glide Wax: Vauhti glide -2 to -20, Grip Wax: skins

Same as yesterday just skied the stadium area up to Peri's way and Powerline. Groomed for skate only with enough of a soft base and loose snow for grip. One or two hard ice areas. The bare patches are starting to grow but still avoidable. Skins just barely gave me grip. Snow in the forecast for the Chelsea area tomorrow, but we've seen this movie before where it doesn't happen. Anyway, we're near the end at Nakkertok.

Trails Skied: Stadium, Glide Wax: Vhauti one wet -1 to +10, Grip Wax: Skins

No classic tracking on the Nakkertrak this morning but a few cms of fresh snow to make my own thin tracks. Base is still good but to tended to collapse a bit. They won’t track anymore unless we get a substantial amount of new snow according to a staff volunteer. I basically just skied the stadium out to powerline and the bottom of Peri’s Way. The hills at both ends showed gravel exposure so didn’t ski there. Not a bad ski, more of 2.5 snowflake rating
Gatineau park map


Nakkertok has a network of about 75km of skating, classical and backcountry trails at two locations just north of Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills.

Nakkertok South is the main attraction offering groomed skating and classic skiing, chalets, races and children's programming. There are lit trails for night skiing. Club membership, or a day-use fee required for skiing. Located 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa in Cantley, Quebec, Nakkertok South has a heated ski chalet with benches and tables, and places to store your gear. It's a great place to change your boots, warm-up, and socialize to meet other master skiers or club members. The trails at South are groomed for skating and classic skiing with a state-of-the-art Pisten Bully groomer. Two loops are lit at night. The trails at South form more or less a grid, extending for about 4 km north into the bush and slightly higher country. These offer enjoyable skiing, and are suitable for beginners, with the exception of a few short stretches.

Nakkertok North trails are quite demanding, and only occasionally groomed (Fridays). They offer a refreshing backcountry wilderness experience for those with good skiing skills. The trails at Nakkertok North are almost always quiet. The annual Nakkerloppet event in February is a great opportunity to discover these trails by making the North to South crossing.

Nakkertok Nordic