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Dec 24 (11M, 4w) by Elisabeth Fink from Westboro Beach
Trails Skied: 1 [0km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Beautiful morning ski on the SJAM trail! Grooming had just been completed and the trail is in great shape. Skate was of course soft and a bit slower because of the fresh snow, classic tracks in excellent shape. There was a lot of creative grooming with the classic tracks, so a fun ski to discover them. I skied all the way from Westboro beach to the end in the east, even went over the road with skies thanks to the fresh snow. Presumably after some traffic this won't be possible anymore.

Surprisingly many skiers out at 8 am, all enjoying the great conditions! With more snow tonight, should also be great tomorrow!

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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