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Jan 19 (10M, 13h) by Nancy Shaver from P2
Trails Skied: 10 [4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Conditions were actually pretty good here, considering the less than perfect weather lately. The snow is still in good shape, and the skier-made tracks are decent considering they are 3 days old. The base is of course thin here as it is everywhere, but very few icy patches, and those that are there are either easily bypassed or have enough snow on them to not be dangerous. The city "danger, keep out" barrier is still blocking the path where it crosses Davidson's side road, but there is no danger, the creek crossing is fine currently (and it doesn't look like it even flooded with the last thaw), just use your judgement if you ski through there once it starts warming up.

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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