Gatineau Park

Trails Skied: #2 (from #40 to #1), #24, #33, #40, #18, #20, #21, #28, #38, Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:

Snow everywhere lots of it !!! . Started out from P12=>#40=>#38=>#16=>left on #1=>#24=>#40=>#33=>#21=>#28=>right on #3=>right on #9=>right on #20=>#18=>#2=>P12.

Like Ron mentioned if you haven't tried the backcountry trails this is the weekend to do it. I was the first skier on trail #38 so that was quite the slog, trail #28 was also quite the challenge, I was maybe the second or third skier and the wind had blown a lot of the snow back in the tracks. At one point going down a steep descent one of my skis sunk way down so naturally I fell over but no damage lots of snow to cushion the fall.

Ron and I must of crossed paths as I was on some of the same trails he was 18, 20, 21. Oddly enough when I passed parking P8 shortly after 12, there was still lots of room which doesnt happen too often. This is were we miss the snowfall amount that use to be reported on the website, my guess from being the first skier on trail #38 was that we received at least 15 cm maybe closer to 20 cm.

Tomorrow is looking like another great day, before we get another warm spell.

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