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Jan 15 (7M, 3d) by Tom Conklin from P19
Trails Skied: 45, 46 [6.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: pine needles, leaves and twigs (-8 to -12)
CLASSIC: From the sounds of the other reports, this is probably one of the best places to ski classic in the region. Apparently the south end got a whole lot more snow than the rest of Ottawa-Gatineau. The skier-made tracks were fairly deep and consistent. There is slippage (tracks get wide or disappear) in many places and a few spots with ice or slushy ice. Overall, considering the weather, this is still a great place to ski.

TRAFFIC: There were one or two other groups there when we skied.

WEATHER: It is still pretty cold but layers and being in the woods makes it quite manageable.

About Skiing in the Green Belt..


The National Capital Greenbelt has over 100km of trails and another 25km of recreational pathways, most of which are suitable for cross-country skiing in the wintertime. All of the trails are suitable for beginner and family outings.


Thanks to the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club, Orleans Nordic Ski Club and Kanata Nordic Ski Club for their volunteer grooming of various Green Belt trails from time to time. The city of Ottawa and the NCC would like to encourage urban skiing, so if you appreciate the grooming let your councilor, the city and the NCC know!


ONSC grooms The Hornet's Nest (Tauvette street to Montreal Rd), Mer Bleue and Pine Grove Forest (the section off Leitrum Rd). Trails are classic skiing ONLY, no skating is allowed on these trails. The Hornet's Nest is groomed at least weekly and the others as time permits. Updated trail conditions are available at the snow phone; 613-837-SNOW.


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