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Mar 5 (7M, 3w) by Michael Wright from P3
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , Fortune Pkwy, North Loop, Gatineau Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy [28.4km], Glide Wax: Vauhti Violet, Grip Wax:
Skated all the parkways today except for the section near the Champlain Lookout. Seems to be great coverage everywhere although the first 1 km from P3 is getting thin. They are grooming the parkways into fabulous skating conditions with what felt like fast sugary snow. The conditions were holding up good to at least past noon with the bit of cloud cover. Classic tracks are formed everywhere but they are icier in general.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report 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


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