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Jan 6 (9M, 2w) by Don Fugler from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (from #40 to #1), #33, #40, #21 [8.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
An hour of skiing and I didn't even work up a sweat ... I kept to the woodsiest loop I know in the cold winds and it was fine skiing. A new groomer had left a track up the middle of the steep hills on 33, as Ian mentioned. It is not a real problem going up but it makes the steeper descent more narrow and dangerous. The tracks on 40 (both sides!) and 2 were logical and well-placed. Maybe these two groomers should talk.
I was wondering if the ticket collector at the parking lot was really necessary with 5 cars in the lot. Then I saw him redirect two walkers who were preparing to stomp up 40, ignoring all that signage. He earned his keep as far as I am concerned.

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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