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Feb 4 (8M, 2w) by Ian Naish from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1 [11.1km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: blue 40extra vr
We managed to get a parking spot after a 3 or 4 minute wait at P10. Left the lot around 10:40, air temp -2C. The wax worked surprisingly well considering the fresh snow, which was continuing to fall, and a temperature nearing 0C . The tracks were in good but not great shape, but with the busy classic ski traffic they were nice and firm. Skate skiers were suffering a bit on the climb from P10; one of them mentioned to me the surface was loose and grooming was needed. We just had a short run to Shilly Shally and back. P10 was still full on our return, P9 was about 85% full and P8 was full.

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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