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Dec 21 (10M, 4w) by David Brownrigg from P23
Trails Skied: 51 [3.8km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: green
Intended to ski the 53 at Dolman ridge to the boardwalk but found an unskiable, walked on, and iced over trail. Opted for 51 at Ridge. Nice skier made tracks, but a bit of an icey glaze as well. First pass was fast, slippy and crunchy as I broke up the thin ice film, but subsequent passes were snowier with better grip. Recommend use of a binder as most of my wax was completely stripped towards the end of my run.

About Skiing in the Green Belt..

The National Capital Greenbelt has over 100km of trails and another 25km of recreational pathways, most of which are suitable for cross-country skiing in the wintertime. All of the trails are suitable for beginner and family outings.

Thanks to the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club, Orleans Nordic Ski Club and Kanata Nordic Ski Club for their volunteer grooming of various Green Belt trails from time to time. The city of Ottawa and the NCC would like to encourage urban skiing, so if you appreciate the grooming let your councilor, the city and the NCC know!

ONSC grooms The Hornet's Nest (Tauvette street to Montreal Rd), Mer Bleue and Pine Grove Forest (the section off Leitrum Rd). Trails are classic skiing ONLY, no skating is allowed on these trails. The Hornet's Nest is groomed at least weekly and the others as time permits. Updated trail conditions are available at the snow phone; 613-837-SNOW.

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