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Feb 13 (9M, 6d) 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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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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