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Jan 3 (10M, 2w) by Jo-Ann Holden from P17
Trails Skied: #53 [8.9km], Glide Wax: Green leftover from yesterday. , Grip Wax: Blue minus 5 - minus 10
Minus 8! I had almost forgotten how to wax for anything so blue! P17 was packed with cars and there was nice grooming. There was, however, quite a bit of debris and dirt in the tracks and some muddy ice chunks in the skate lane. Also at least one rock in the tracks. I had my beautiful good skis and would have enjoyed the skiing thoroughly if I had brought my rock skis. And I would have gone a lot further, too! The snow, based on poles shoved into the woods, seems to be about 14 inches deep, so it was surprising to see such a dirty trail. We need a 50 cm dump!

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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