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Jan 28 (10M, 3w) by Terry Gray from P2
Trails Skied: 10, 50 [9.3km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Skied the eastern trails of the Larose Forest in the afternoon from P2 near Bourget. The classic only tracks from P2 to the chalet were fair to good, still holding up reasonably well although a little soft and slushy in the open, sunlit portions of the trail. Took the shared trail back to P2 and the classic track was in fair to poor condition - very shallow throughout and totally deteriorated in some spots. The open section east of the new chalet near the bench was especially rough - very slushy with bare ground visible is several spots that required jumping out of the tracks to ski in the skate section of the trail. We need some help from Mother Nature - more snow and less ice melting into slush would be good!

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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