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Dec 24 (10M, 4w) by Terry Gray from P3
Trails Skied: TCT [2.7km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Actually started out at Watts Creek Pathway from Corkstown Rd and Moodie. It was about -10* with no wind - perfect day for skiing. The WCP had fresh snow but no grooming and very little in the way of ski tracks, so it was pretty slow going. Snow coverage was still thin - no bare patches but my poles were hitting pavement. Turned into the woods past the equestrian park and took the trail to P3 parallel to 106 and the railroad tracks. This trail had been freshly groomed for both skate and classic and was in great shape.

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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