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Feb 8 (2018-02-08) by Jo-Ann Holden from South: Stadium
Trails Skied: Sunrise Loop, Lower Lit loop, Johannsenhus to Owl cabin Loop, Beep Beep, Pooch Loop, #1 heading to North.., @Owl Cabin [0km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: VR40
Wow! A superb ski in every way! Aside from snowshoeing, I hadn't been to Nakkertok since early season when only the Nakkertrak was available. Stellar grooming, some lovely natural stretches, sunny swamps and some fun bumps. I seemed to have the place to myself, although I met Dave Mallory out grooming and he gave me some wonderful advice on a beautiful swampy route to get back. As I skied, so many memories came back to me, as we did spend many, many years skiing at Nakkertok. I was a bit worried about getting lost on my own, as there are so many new trails now, but there were maps posted at each major intersection, which encouraged me to check out some of the loops. I am thrilled to have a membership this year and can't wait to be back there! I took a zillion photos but will have to wait to post them this evening at

About Skiing at Nakkertok..

Nakkertok has a network of about 75km of skating, classical and backcountry trails at two locations just north of Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills.

General Info: Driving Directions | Trail Maps | Trail Conditions | Grooming Activity Report.

Nakkertok South is the main attraction offering groomed skating and classic skiing, chalets, races and children's programming. There are lit trails for night skiing. Club membership, or a day-use fee required for skiing.

Nakkertok North trails are quite demanding, and only occasionally groomed (Fridays). They offer a refreshing backcountry wilderness experience for those with good skiing skills. The trails at Nakkertok North are almost always quiet. The annual Nakkerloppet event in February is a great opportunity to discover these trails by making the North to South crossing.


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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 9:00 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -7.5°C
Wind Chill: -9
Wind: S 3 km/h
Humidity: 81%
Dew point: -10.2°C
Pressure: 101.4 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 7:23 EST
Sunset: 17:09 EST
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

Temperature Trends



Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:14 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017)

Wednesday night
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Low minus 16.
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High minus 5.
Thursday night
Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early in the evening. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light late in the evening. Low minus 14.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Friday night
Clear. Low minus 15.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 12.
Flurries. High minus 2.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 9.
Monday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.