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Feb 2 (2012-02-02) by Paul Jaenicke from P7
Trails Skied: #1, #30, #4, #14 [9.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Superb track-setting like Ron mentioned in his report, started out from P7=>#30=>#1 to Shilly Shally=>back on #1=>Fortune parkway=>right turn on #11=> behind Keogan chalet=>back on #1=>#14=>#4=>#1=>#30=>P7.

My short detour on #11 was a test run on backcountry trail reporting on the website. Demsis reports backcountry trails as not recommended, so decided to check it out for myself. The trail was a little crusty on the sides, the track itself was fast with a very light coating of ice in certain spots. I suspect with backcountry skis the trail would be doable, otherwise I would rate the trail as Fair only because the lack of traffic.

I agree Ron the snow accumulation report on the website was useful and also they use to rate the conditions of the trails Recommended, Fair and Not Recommended, now we are down to 2 choices its either Recommended or not recommended nothing in between. The NO information Icon I guess the third choice tells me nothing relevant.

Its looking like an Excellent weekend of skiing!!!!!!!!!!

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions 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.

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).

The NCC also maintains a grooming report on-line. If you encounter people walking on groomed trails, you are best advised to contact the NCC. They are responsible for the enforcement on this so report those trail wreckers whenever you see them by calling 819-827-2020 (Visitor Centre), or email


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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 9:00 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -7.5°C
Wind Chill: -9
Wind: S 3 km/h
Humidity: 81%
Dew point: -10.2°C
Pressure: 101.4 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 7:23 EST
Sunset: 17:09 EST
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

Temperature Trends



Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:14 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017)

Wednesday night
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Low minus 16.
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High minus 5.
Thursday night
Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early in the evening. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light late in the evening. Low minus 14.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Friday night
Clear. Low minus 15.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 12.
Flurries. High minus 2.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 9.
Monday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.