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Feb 8 (2017-02-08) 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: 2:23 AM EST Tuesday 20 February 2018
Mist
Mist
Temperature: 0.8°C
Wind: NE 10 km/h
Humidity: 98%
Dew point: 0.4°C
Pressure: 102.0 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 1 km
Sunrise: 6:56 EST
Sunset: 17:36 EST
Normals:
Max -3°C. Min -12°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 8:59 PM EST Monday 19 February 2018)

Monday night
Periods of rain. Fog patches. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 2 with temperature rising to 7 by morning.
Tuesday
Periods of rain. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 11.
Tuesday night
Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light late in the evening. Temperature steady near 10.
Wednesday
Showers. High 11.
Wednesday night
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 8.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 1.
Thursday night
Clear. Low minus 7.
Friday
A mix of sun and cloud. High zero.
Friday night
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of snow. Low minus 5.
Saturday
Cloudy. High plus 2.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 2.
Sunday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4.