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Jan 3 (10M, 2w) by Tom Conklin from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy [4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
ROUTE: P10 to Champlain Parkway. The Parkway to the Lookout was not groomed at 10:30 so we went the other way (down toward Bourgeois and MacKenzie King Estate) for a couple of kms.

SKATE: Fantastic conditions on a newly groomed trail up the Parkway. Coming down was great as well but the grooming was only evident on the sides. There were many skiers out and they were wearing away the corduroy quickly but the track was still fine.

CLASSIC: The Classic tracks were in good shape and everyone seemed to be making good progress.

TRAFFIC: There were about 6 cars in the lot at 10 but it was full to overflowing at noon when we headed home. The drive from Bank and Albion was fine with most families still on holiday.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions map

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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