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Feb 2 (10M, 2w) by Michael Wright from P7
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1, #30 [14.6km], Glide Wax: Vauhti Green, Grip Wax:
Skated from P7, took #30, #1, Ridge Road until #2. #1 and Ridge have not been groomed today but they were in good condition, although medium speed at best. On the way back, at Huron Cabin I opted to try the Champlain parkway. Found the parkways to be perfectly groomed for both skate and classic, and the new hardened corduroy was noticeably faster for a skater. It was so nice I decided to go down and up the Fortune parkway. Finished on #1 and #30.

Looks like no snow is coming tonight but if they groom trails like #1 and Ridge Road, those are going to be excellent on Saturday just like the parkways.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions map

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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