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Mar 4 (7M, 3w) by Ian Naish from P8
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, North Loop, #32 [8.3km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: silver klister
Another beautiful day. Temp was -2C when we left P8 and a cold wind was blowing and sometimes howling, but the trees shielded us for almost all of the trip. Classic tracks were in good shape, but with variable conditions, ranging from firm and hard to firm with a light dusting of soft powder. The klister worked well except in the light powder areas on the north loop. Trail 32 was in good shape between P9 and P10 and FLP was in excellent shape as well. Lots of people were out enjoying the day. There's still an excellent snow base so it looks like at least one more week of great skiing from the look of the weather forecast.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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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