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Jan 9 (10M, 1w) by Garry Tarr from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1 [13.6km], Glide Wax: CH7, Grip Wax:
I had a delightful late afternoon skate ski from P10 up the FP to the intersection with Ridge, up Ridge to Huron, then on the CP to the Champlain Lookout, and back via Ridge and the FP. It was a six star ski! The best feature was watching sunset at the lookout and catching the fabulous fading light over the hills. On the technical side fresh grooming on yesterday's snowfall gave perfect skate conditions, with great glide and great control. The grooming is now excellent on Ridge. I descended in the classic tracks where possible, and these were generally deep and well-formed. The sharp turn in the middle of the Khyber Pass was a bit worn, but I didn't hit any rocks. I didn't see too many other skiers out in the late afternoon, but P8 was still almost full at 3:30PM. Even without fresh grooming tomorrow should be an exceptional skate ski day. Enjoy!

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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