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Jan 7 (9M, 2w) by Don Fugler from P7
Trails Skied: #30, #8, #17, #31 [8.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
My son-in-law, Tim, had told me that 8 and 17 were in good shape late last week so I wanted to try it out on the last cold day. It was hard-packed and excellent, and the downhills had enough snow to permit slowing. I took the route of 8 first as Tim had done and it is a much nicer route. The descent on 31 is a great ending to the loop.

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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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