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Feb 2 (10M, 2w) by David Brownrigg from P17
Trails Skied: #51, #53 [13.4km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: polar as binder and green on top
Classic skied the stretch on 53 to 51 and up to P19 and back. A cold biting wind across the open area from the P17 parking lot wasn't very inviting but once in the bush things were nice and calm. Tracks were fresh and with a fair bit of crunchy icey stretches but mostly dry powder on a hard base. The cold snow tended to slow things down slightly but the ice content added extra speed. Beautiful blue skies and full on sun!

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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


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