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Jan 29 (2017-01-29) by Terry Gray from P24
Trails Skied: 42 [2.9km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Tried the Larose Forest west side (Mush Larose parking lot) this time to see if conditions have improved significantly in the last two weeks, and I'm happy to report that they have. No fresh grooming, but classic tracks were good and lots of skiers were on the trails. Very little debris on the trails, and the fresh snow made for some good skiing. A little clumping in some spots, but overall a good ski.

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: 4:00 AM EST Friday 23 February 2018
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -6.5°C
Wind Chill: -11
Wind: E 9 km/h
Humidity: 77%
Dew point: -9.8°C
Pressure: 103.8 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 6:51 EST
Sunset: 17:40 EST
Normals:
Max -2°C. Min -11°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:00 AM EST Friday 23 February 2018)

Friday
Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this morning then changing to periods of freezing rain then changing to periods of rain late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 20 km/h near noon. High plus 3.
Friday night
Periods of rain ending this evening then cloudy. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light overnight. Low zero.
Saturday
Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High plus 4.
Saturday night
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of snow or rain. Low minus 5.
Sunday
Periods of snow or rain. High 6.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Low minus 4.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 3.
Monday night
Clear. Low minus 7.
Tuesday
Sunny. High plus 4.
Tuesday night
Cloudy periods. Low minus 7.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. High plus 4.
Wednesday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 5.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 1.