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Jan 10 (10M, 1w) by Ian Naish from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (blue), #2 (from #40 to #1), #9, #40, #20, #21 [14.3km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: vr40 extra blue
I can echo the comments of the other posters today. Temperature was perfect, around -10C and groomed trails (2,40) were excellent. Back country trails 21, 20 and 9 were challenging, with very soft poling areas and evidence of many skiers wiping out on descents,especially on trail 9, including us (no points for artistic merit judging from the silhouettes). Trail 9 between 20 and 1 had two rocks showing on the short, very steep, climb heading towards 1. The snow was moist and heavy on the back trails, but very enjoyable except when tips caught the snow outside the track. The run back down 2 was excellent, with a firm corduroy, but still very easy to control descent.

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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