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Jan 12 (1w, 13h) 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 musicianonskis.ca/blog
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About Skiing in Gatineau Park..


General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report info@ncc-ccn.ca Groomers

Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions map


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 info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 3:00 AM EST Saturday 20 January 2018
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 1.3°C
Wind: SSW 25 gust 39 km/h
Humidity: 70%
Dew point: -3.7°C
Pressure: 99.9 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Visibility: 16 km
Sunrise: 7:35 EST
Sunset: 16:52 EST
Normals:
Max -6°C. Min -16°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 3:30 PM EST Friday 19 January 2018)

Friday night
Mainly cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or ice pellets and risk of freezing drizzle. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h this evening. Low minus 4.
Saturday
Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers in the afternoon. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 4.
Saturday night
Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers early in the evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low minus 3.
Sunday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. High zero.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 7.
Monday
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.
Monday night
Periods of freezing rain or snow. Low minus 9.
Tuesday
Periods of freezing rain or rain. High plus 1.
Tuesday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. High minus 7.
Wednesday night
Clear. Low minus 17.
Thursday
Sunny. High minus 9.