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Feb 13 (1w, 3d) by Ian Naish from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #1B, #2 (blue), #9 [18.2km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: blue extra vr40
Left P10 at 09:40, temp -13C, three cars in lot. Full on return and temp of -6C. All classic tracks were fast, hard and icy. Trails 1 and 1b had intermittent leaf and twig debris. It was a very bright sunny morning and a good mix of classic and skate skiers. FLP condition was good, trail 1 good to fair, 1b fair, 2 fair (with snowmobile grooves) and 9 was awful. I only climbed 9 from Western Shelter because of the dangerous conditions for a downhill run. One or two skiers had decided to walk (see pic) which did not enhance the trip up. The trip back on 1b, 1 and FLP was nice and quick and not too hard at all
In any event, it was a good workout and the sunshine was lovely.
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About Skiing in Gatineau Park..


General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report info@ncc-ccn.ca 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 info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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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.

Temperature Trends

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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.