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Feb 8 (4M, 2w) by Elisabeth Fink from South: Stadium
Trails Skied: Jackrabbit, Ice Storm Loop, Jackrabbit Loop, Stadium, Lower Lit loop, Beep Beep, Horseman's Pass, Pooch Loop [0km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Amazing and fast conditions at Nakkertok today. Trails were all freshly groomed, where the freezing rain was mixed with the powder snow from yesterday, making a very fast yet non-icy mix. In some places the trails were still soft, leaving quite some cuts in the trail from an earlier skate skier. They can be tricky in places: I was just enjoying the amazing speed shooting down beep beep, when my ski got caught in one of those 'trenches' at the bottom, causing quite a crash. Be careful, especially when you're heading out tonight!

It was very sunny and enjoyably warm (-4), though quite some wind in the open areas. I expect with the drop of temperatures tonight, those ripped up parts of the skate trails will freeze over, making them harder to ski. Classic tracks looked amazing and were really fast for double poling.

Nakkertok is once again very quiet mid week, with only one skier arriving while I was up there. The drive up was a bit tricky with lots of loose wet snow, but a traktor with a shield came out as I arrived on the top.
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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
Normals:
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

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Forecast

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