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Feb 8 (9M, 2w) by Tom Conklin from P17
Trails Skied: #50, #51, #53 [28.1km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: -7 to -15
ROUTE: From P17 out 53 to 51 and on to P19. Out a bit on 50 to the Taylor Lake turnoff. Back to P19 and all the way back by 53.

CLASSIC: Absolutely perfect conditions. None of the hills were too long or too steep for the available snow. The tracks were well-defined and quite quick.

SKATE: The track looked and felt perfect. Skaters seemed to be making easy and quick progress.

TRAFFIC: Took maybe 45 minutes from Bank and Albion. Lots of people out at both parking lots but no congestion on the trails at all.

WEATHER: Cold, but no problem.

We are so lucky to have the terrain to do this and the high quality grooming to keep it all in amazing shape.

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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