Gatineau Park

Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1B, #2 (blue), #3, #24, Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:

Today was a totally mixed bag of conditions, but they were grooming so would likely be better by the time you are reading this.

Where groomed, it was awesome. Where not groomed, it was a very good test of balance and ski under the body.

Skied up Fortune (not groomed), Burma (wide but not groomed), Ridge (groomed), 1B (not groomed, Ridge (groomed), 24 (groomed), back on Ridge (groomed all the way to Gossip Corner), parkway (groomed).

...and then I caught and passed the groomer and was unfortunately back to skiing on really, really hard packed and groomved surface.

Likely much better by now.

Am still trying to figure out how the groomer got from 1/1B/33 to 24 without grooming that section of 1...

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