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Dec 23 (11M, 4w) by Michael Wright from Island Park
Trails Skied: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [0km], Glide Wax: Vauhti Green, Grip Wax:
Skated almost the whole SJAM trail in a snowstorm this afternoon. The coverage is very good already for the season, you can use good skis. There was 2-3 cm of fresh snow and the glide was good. After today's snowfall and the next grooming, the trail will be in excellent condition.

If you ski it all of it, there is about 6 km worth west of the Champlain bridge and about 9 km worth (plus a couple spots I missed) east of the bridge. A great convenient trail overall.

About Skiing the SJAM..




A groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) will promote active living and provide access to the Ottawa River shoreline, welcoming a diversity of users, whether they are walking, on skis, snowshoes or a snow bike. The salt-free trail will respect environmental sensitivities unique to the river shoreline.

The trail will connect the Canadian War Museum with park lands along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to Westboro Beach, animating spaces that until now have been little used in the winter. Transit stations border the trail at LeBreton Flats, Bayview/O-train and Dominion Stations, with parking at Westboro Beach, Champlain Park and the Canadian War Museum, providing ready access for visitors from around the National Capital Region.

Two tracks will be set, one for snowshoers, walkers and bikers and the other for cross-country skiers, supporting both classic and skate style techniques. The walking track will follow the existing pathway. Serpentine loops will add distance to the ski track at the Selby Plains and Remic Rapids greenspaces and at open lands adjacent to the War Museum and Champlain Bridge, for an expected distance of 16 kilometres. more..

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Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Forecast issued: 11:00 AM EST Tuesday 20 November 2018)