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Jan 28 (2017-01-28) by Craig Storey from South: Stadium
Trails Skied: Lower Lit loop, Horseman's Pass, Pond Loops, Waterfall Trail, The Jump and Dave's Den, #2, Morrall Loop, Haycock Mine Loop, #1 heading to North.. [0km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: K12, no K15, no K12...hmm..
Lovely afternoon for a ski. All primary, and most secondary trails had been groomed earlier in the day. Primary trails looked to be in great shape, but I headed off for a more single track adventure. Temperature was just dropping to zero when I arrived and there was a little new snow in the tracks. Tracks varied from skied in, to glazed, to powder depending where you were. Tricky classic waxing!

I ran into Martin Saidla on the climb up powerline. By the time we got to Weber pond we both had too much grip. Morrall loop and Haycock mine loops were in excellent shape and it looks like 1N headed to north has been groomed, though we didn't have time to for that sort of an adventure today. Instead we opted to come down #2..very nice old school trail, with a little hazard on Serpentine that is marked with a tripod and flagging tape. Being cautious you can ski through what looks like melt damage.

The warm spell and snow drought of the last few weeks hasn't done much damage, trails are in great shape. A little deep freeze should make them fast for Eastern's!

About Skiing at Nakkertok..

Nakkertok has a network of about 75km of skating, classical and backcountry trails at two locations just north of Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills.

General Info: Driving Directions | Trail Maps | Trail Conditions | Grooming Activity Report.

Nakkertok South is the main attraction offering groomed skating and classic skiing, chalets, races and children's programming. There are lit trails for night skiing. Club membership, or a day-use fee required for skiing.

Nakkertok North trails are quite demanding, and only occasionally groomed (Fridays). They offer a refreshing backcountry wilderness experience for those with good skiing skills. The trails at Nakkertok North are almost always quiet. The annual Nakkerloppet event in February is a great opportunity to discover these trails by making the North to South crossing.


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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
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

Temperature Trends



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