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Feb 12 (9M, 7d) by Don Fugler from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (from #40 to #1), #33, #40, #21 [8.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
It is a beautiful day and the trails off Meech are very well groomed. Whoever did 40, 33, and 2 put the tracks in just the right places (and left them out of the steeper pitches). I tried 21. It is probably characteristic of backcountry conditions. On the flats there is a dusting of new snow to provide grip. Climbing is easy enough. The descents can be tricky with that crust to catch your skis, but I think that will only be a problem for the first several skiers who use the trail. The crust will be broken up after a bit of traffic.

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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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