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Jan 25 (2017-01-25) by David Brownrigg from P20
Trails Skied: 51, 52 [7.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: swix red
My first ski at Mer Bleu since the ice storm mess from several weeks ago. The NCC has pretty much cleaned up the debris with the exception of a large fallen tree on #52 through the forest section closest to the 417. Yesterday's snow storm didn't live up to expectations only dumping 2 to 3 cms which is still not enough to make for enjoyable XC conditions in the Green Belt. The skier made tracks are thin, meandering on a hard icey base and non-existent in many sections. The walkers and snowshoers have been out in force today.. Looks like I'll continue to ski in Gatineau Park until we get more snow..

About Skiing in the Green Belt..


The National Capital Greenbelt has over 100km of trails and another 25km of recreational pathways, most of which are suitable for cross-country skiing in the wintertime. All of the trails are suitable for beginner and family outings.


Thanks to the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club, Orleans Nordic Ski Club and Kanata Nordic Ski Club for their volunteer grooming of various Green Belt trails from time to time. The city of Ottawa and the NCC would like to encourage urban skiing, so if you appreciate the grooming let your councilor, the city and the NCC know!


ONSC grooms The Hornet's Nest (Tauvette street to Montreal Rd), Mer Bleue and Pine Grove Forest (the section off Leitrum Rd). Trails are classic skiing ONLY, no skating is allowed on these trails. The Hornet's Nest is groomed at least weekly and the others as time permits. Updated trail conditions are available at the snow phone; 613-837-SNOW.


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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 10:00 PM EDT Saturday 21 April 2018
Clear
Clear
Temperature: 5.6°C
Wind: NNE 6 km/h
Humidity: 30%
Dew point: -10.7°C
Pressure: 102.8 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 6:07 EDT
Sunset: 19:55 EDT
Normals:
Max 13°C. Min 3°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 3:30 PM EDT Saturday 21 April 2018)

Saturday night
Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low minus 1.
Sunday
Sunny. High 14. UV index 5 or moderate.
Sunday night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Monday
Sunny. High 18.
Monday night
Clear. Low zero.
Tuesday
A mix of sun and cloud. High 19.
Tuesday night
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5.
Wednesday
Showers. High 13.
Wednesday night
Periods of rain. Low plus 3.
Thursday
Periods of rain. High 8.
Thursday night
Cloudy periods. Low plus 4.
Friday
A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.