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Feb 12 (2017-02-12) by Garry Tarr from P6
Trails Skied: Champlain Pkwy, Gatineau Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, MacKenzie-King Rd [22.9km], Glide Wax: KUU pink, Grip Wax:
Reports seem to be a bit scarce this weekend so I'll toss one in. I skate skied from P6 up the CP to the Champlain Lookout, back down the Black Lake Hill and along the GP to the birch grove at the top of the hill just south of P5, then back to P6. The grooming was fresh and flawless, with good glide and great control. The classic tracks were firm, straight and deep, although surprisingly a bit bumpy on some descents. As usual the Empty Quarter was pretty much empty, and offered great skiing away from the crowds. I ended my ski just as the flakes started to fall- let's see if we really get the forecast 20cm!

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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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