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Feb 1 (2017-02-01) by Ian Naish from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (blue), #2 (from #40 to #1), #40 [5.6km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: blue extra v40
Temperature was -10C at start, -6C or so at P12 after the return. We had intended to head out from P10 but it was jammed at 10:30 so we drove to P12 instead. Snow conditions were excellent: climbing up 2 was very easy, with good grip, and all steep downhill runs afforded easy control because of the new snow. On a different note, a skate skier we met at Western Shelter said the classic tracks (two sets?)on 33 had caused him a few problems. Overall, the skiing on 2 and 40 was as good as it gets.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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


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