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Feb 4 (2017-02-04) by Tom Conklin from P19
Trails Skied: #50 [14.7km], Glide Wax: Blue -3 to -7, Grip Wax:
SKATE: Fantastic conditions. The trail had been groomed recently and we were the first on it. There was more than enough snow to have excellent control on this fairly easy route. It was cold but in the woods with enough layers, this was not even a minor concern.

CLASSIC: Tracks were set solidly and deeply.

PARKING: There were a lot of cars in P19 and we were the first on the trail. These would have been for overnight campers. The lot was overflowing by 11AM. P17 was empty a bit before 8.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions map

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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