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Feb 11 (2w, 5d) by Peter Tregunno from Wesley Clover Parks
Trails Skied: 1, 2, 2, 3, 6, 8, 12a, 12b, 12, 106, 107, TCT [10.92km], Glide Wax: LF7, Grip Wax: Vauhti Carrot
Lots of people out enjoying the very good ski conditions (or maybe getting a ski in before the freezing drizzle?) A few spots in the campground trails have lost their classic track. Looks like there's been a lot of traffic around the loops - not a bad thing! The skate lane looks perfect.

The lower trails look like they've been rolled but not track set. In particular, 107 (little rollercoaster) is skiing really well, even without a track.

Skate in the fields, classic in the campground seems to be the setup.

Oh yeah - if you have a pair of slightly wider skis, #11 (marked as "backcountry" - i.e. not machine groomed) is a fun little jaunt. There's enough snow cover to bury the logs - only one or two places where you need to sidestep over an obstacle.

About Skiing in the Kanata Area..


Kanata Nordic ski club is a volunteer-run club dedicated to promoting lifelong activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross-country ski programs and activities offered in a friendly club setting. Established in 1979, Kanata Nordic now calls Wesley Clover Parks home with a growing trail-network for all skiers to enjoy. The club is a member of Cross Country Ontario (CCO) and Cross Country Canada (CCC).


The club grooms and maintains approx. 18km of trails at 401 Corkstown Road.


Trails are groomed 3 times per week by volunteer groomers. Tracksetting occurs after each significant snowfall and just prior to Saturday lessons (usually January through March). Trail conditions will vary depending on snowfall and snow conditions.


Trails at the YMCA Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre are NOT MAINTAINED.


A day pass for skiing is $7.00 ($5.00 for snowshoeing) payable at the trailhead or online. Members receive a season trail pass as part of their club membership.


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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 5:00 AM EST Friday 23 February 2018
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -6.8°C
Wind Chill: -12
Wind: ENE 11 km/h
Humidity: 78%
Dew point: -10.1°C
Pressure: 103.7 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 6:51 EST
Sunset: 17:40 EST
Normals:
Max -2°C. Min -11°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:00 AM EST Friday 23 February 2018)

Friday
Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this morning then changing to periods of freezing rain then changing to periods of rain late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 20 km/h near noon. High plus 3.
Friday night
Periods of rain ending this evening then cloudy. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light overnight. Low zero.
Saturday
Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High plus 4.
Saturday night
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of snow or rain. Low minus 5.
Sunday
Periods of snow or rain. High 6.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Low minus 4.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 3.
Monday night
Clear. Low minus 7.
Tuesday
Sunny. High plus 4.
Tuesday night
Cloudy periods. Low minus 7.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. High plus 4.
Wednesday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 5.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 1.