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Jan 25 (2014-01-25) by Paul Jaenicke from P19
Trails Skied: #50, #51, #54 (green), #55 (green - shared), #55 (green - alternative), #55 (blue - alternative) [30.1km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
DEcided to ski the Taylor lake loop with a brief detour stop at Lusk cabin. My route was from P19=>#50=>#54 green=>Lusk cabin=>#54 green back=>left on #55=>#55 blue down big hill=>#55 =>#51=>P19.

Repeating what others have said NO grooming here either, but on a day like today it didnt matter, most of the trails were skied in nicely, the odd open area the wind had blown in snow in the tracks.

The top of #55 blue, the big hill going down, you could still feel the icy base, but once you made the turn the rest was good. I am always amazed on how few skiers you see doing that loop past Taylor lake. From Renaud cabin I did not meet one skier until I got down the big hill.

P19 was real busy as the overflow parking lot was almost full too. Unless you arrive before 10 am you pretty much have to park in the overflow parking lot. For those who snowshoe trail #74 starts at the end of this parking lot.
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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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Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 9:00 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017
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Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:14 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017)

Wednesday night
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