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Jan 2 (11M, 2w) by Ian Naish from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1 [11.1km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: green vr20
-20C when we left P10 at 11:30. Snow was coming down and wind had obscured tracks in some areas. Glide was slow on FLP partly because of my waxing (I used a blue kicker, not a good idea today). I had assumed the temperature would climb, but it only went upto about -19C while we were there. Conditions were better on trail 1, even though the classic tracks were so-so. Skate skiers were having a tough time with their track apparently, with lots of fresh unpacked snow. Always good to wear lots of layers and a balaclava in these conditions. A lovely day all the same. We even got some sunshine on the return trip.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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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