Gatineau Park

Trails Skied: #1, #30, #14, Camp Fortune Race Course, #31, Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:

More of a exploring ski today,my route was from P7=>#30=>#1=>#4=Camp fortune race course=>#14=>#4=>#1=>#31=>#30=>P7. Like Jo-Ann mentioned the tracks were a combination of hard, sometimes icy and soft in spots were the sun had hit, but no sun by the time I got out.

I decided to venture out and try the Camp fortune race course today, I call it more like a giant maze that leads you in a continuous circle. I manage to make it all the way around about 5.5 km, of ups and downs and turns. There are a few challenging hills but being groomed and wide there is lots of room to control your descents. There is a small part of the course across from trail #4 that was not groomed,not too sure were that part leads to.

The only problem trail was trail #31, it was groomed but icy with lots of ruts on it. Also the big hill at Wattsford lookout had a patch of ice near the bottom.

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