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Jan 3 (10M, 2w) by David Brownrigg from P23
Trails Skied: 50, 51 [9.1km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: blue
Much better conditions compared to yesterday at Mer Bleu. Milder temps and good tracking courtesy of all the skiers out today on both 50 and 51. The underlying groomed base on 51 is much better with yesterday's 5 cms of new snow packed down into the tracks. The outhouse facility at P23 is now open for the winter. Was closed last year....

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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