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Jan 22 (10M, 4w) by David Brownrigg from P20
Trails Skied: 26-2.2km, 51, 52 [9.7km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: polar binder and blue extra
Last night's 2 or 3 cms of new snow on top of the underlying grooming that's still holding up from December made for a good ski this morning. Coupled with the right wax (blue extra) made for a fast run. A binder is recommended as the track base is icey from the melt down over the weekend and today's freeze up. The short cut through the pines back to the parking lot is blocked off due to ongoing trail work.

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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