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Feb 11 (9M, 1w) by Ken Trischuk from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (blue), #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #2 (from #40 to #1), #33, #40, #1 (blue), #38 [18.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
A beautiful ski but not entirely the one I intended. Sometimes you have to change plans on the fly. Skied up out of P12 with thoughts of backcountry powder in my head. Someone had reported that little freezing rain hit the park last week but I can confirm it not to be true. Like Don, I tried to ski the first backcountry trail I came to. On trail 38 I found a few cm's of powder over a thin crust. I slowly persisted over to the snowshoe trail but it was a slow humbling exercise and I knew my day on the small trails was done.

The groomed trails were awesome though so I changed my plan and skied out to the firetower on excellent tracks with a light snow falling. The trail was pretty quiet as it was late in the day but I still crossed paths with a few other happy skiers. Returning to descend down 2 I tried a short detour on 21 but had the same experience of a thin breakable crust. Maybe tomorrow's big storm will improve the backcountry... but for now the groomed trails are where it's at.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..


General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report info@ncc-ccn.ca Groomers

Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails


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 or phone (819) 827-2020. 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 info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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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.