Gatineau Park

Trails Skied: #5 (green), Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:

NCC site said lots and lots of grooming was done over night, and they sure did.

We skate skied from P3 in fresh snow. They had obviously groomed, but the Ottawa rain was Gatineau snow and covered things up. Parkway was firm, then we turned onto 5 and it was excellent. Tried to do 15, but it was not track set so we did a u-turn and got on the parkway, up Pink to the intersection then skied back on the parkway to Gamelin.

with the new snow falling fast, the parkway was getting pretty tough to ski on, but it was still good to pay the price now for better skiing later.

Gatineau park map

Gatineau Park is ski paradise! The network of ski trails offer machine groomed skate skiing and classic skiing as well as little groomed backcountry trails. Multiple access points allow skiers to access a variety of terrain and scenery. The NCC offers season or daily pay rates.

Gatineau park map

For suggestions on where to ski, excellent trail descriptions, photos and maps checkout Michael McGoldrick`s website about recreational xc-skiing in Canada`s National Capital Region (with an emphasis on the Gatineau Park).

Gatineau park map