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Jan 1 (10M, 3w) by Rick Hellard from P7
Trails Skied: #1, #1B, #24 [10km], Glide Wax: green, Grip Wax:
Skate skied from P7 to the Green Tank at 24.

No new grooming, and the skate track could really use a scratch up: it is hard packed, smooth (hard to get an edge) but bumpy (hard to hold balance) with a snowmobile ski track down the middle (hard to get a long glide).

All in all, though, it was a nice day for a ski, but it would have been nicer with some new grooming. Not the end of the world, but still.

On another note, I felt like I had the Park to myself--I only saw 1 skier on my way out, and 6 on the way back. All were in a good mood, and noses and cheeks still attached and intact.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

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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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