Gatineau Park

Trails Skied: #1B, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #2 (from #40 to #1), #24, #33, #40, Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:

Unusual day today where is everybody????? When P8 is not even half full, I guess the forecast of rain scared people. I met about 12 skiers at the most. My route was from P12=>#40=>#24=>#1=>#1B=>#1=>#24=>#40=>#33=>#2=>P12.

After spending 1 week enjoying the fresh powder snow in the backcountry trails, today it was back to reality, wet snow, slower conditions, a howling wind with lots of leaves and small branches all over the place. Having said that it was still a pleasant ski, I felt like I had the park to myself.

We will probably get fresh grooming after the temperature drops overnight. That was an interesting report from Jo-Ann concerning trail #56, she picked the right time to do that trail to Lac Richard. I have to get out there and try that trail but wondering after a good freeze tonight what that trail will be like since its not groomed.

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