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Mar 12 (2012-03-12) by Ron Lorenson from P9
Trails Skied: North Loop [3.4km], Glide Wax: Swix LF10, Grip Wax:
I agree with Vesta’s report regarding the Doldrums. However, the Doldrums are a changing story - I hit them a bit later than Vesta and got good soft spring conditions with moderately good glide - no crust cruising. The skating track had been trackset and was quite easy; the classic tracks were not trackset but were still firm from yesterday and were icy at first then soft and slow (for my wife). Although the Doldrums are a changing story they should be a prevailing story - with the current snow depth they should provide good skiing for another week. It’ll be a question of choosing your time.

Just a bit of information for those who knew the former park regular Pierre Cholette.

I met Pierre today. He was skiing with his brother Jacques who has been taking him out on the North Loop three times a week. His condition has worsened: he recognized me immediately and greeted me but, although he recognized my wife, he could not remember her name; he didn’t recognize another skier who he used to know fairly well. He is able to communicate in both English and French but with difficulty. Despite his problems he is still able to ski reasonably well - to see him skiing without talking to him you wouldn’t realize there was any problem.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..


General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report info@ncc-ccn.ca 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 info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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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
Normals:
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

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Forecast

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.
Thursday
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.
Friday
Sunny. High minus 6.
Friday night
Clear. Low minus 15.
Saturday
Sunny. High minus 6.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 12.
Sunday
Flurries. High minus 2.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 9.
Monday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17.
Tuesday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.