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Jan 12 (9M, 7d) by Jo-Ann Holden from P2
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy, #29 (shared) [12.9km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Hairies
There was much discussion before our training group workout was cancelled. However about 9 stalwarts still decided to go and ski despite the fairly heavy rain. You've heard that old adage about weather and clothing.... The trails ranged from almost icy to quite soft, and from clean to quite dirty. The hairies were awesome! Several others were skating and enjoyed it, except for one "lake" crossing. Swampy areas were becoming pond-like. But the fog! Beautiful! This was quite a short ski, and I was soaked by the time I got back to the car, but the atmospheric scenery made it worthwhile. It was 12 degrees as I drove home! Two hours later, the temperature was almost back to zero! Let's hope for a big dump of snow! More photos at

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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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