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Feb 1 (2017-02-01) by Don Fugler from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (from #40 to #1), #33, #40, #38 [7.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
I think Ian and I were descending to P12 at the same time as me. I took the circuitous route of 40-38-snowshoe trail-1 (briefly)-across the pond-24-40-33-21-2. It was all lovely. If you have not done 38 recently, it is at its best right now. Even the last descent to the snowshoe trail is reasonable. The run down 2 was perfect - loose powder over a packed base.

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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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