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Jan 7 (9M, 2w) by Ian Naish from P16
Trails Skied: #50 [14.7km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: v20 green with vr40 blue extra kicker
Still cold (-21C)this morning at 11:00 but wind was a bit lighter than the last few days. Trail 50 was in reasonable shape, but had a fair bit of debris along it, including the climb up from Meech Valley and where there were stands of evergreens (lots of twigs, cones and needles). The track was hard packed and a bit icy in places but the wax worked well. The skate skiers we encountered were moving along very quickly. Very few people at Herridge and Healey at noon, but we met lots of skiers heading west on 50 as we were returning to P16.

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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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