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Mar 6 (7M, 3w) by Ian Naish from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #1B, #2 (blue), #9 [18.2km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: silver klister
Despite the grey weather, it was an excellent trip. The conditions varied between excellent (FLP, 1B and 2 until 200m from Western Shelter) and good/fair: Trails 1 and 9. Definitely not recommended to descend 9, but the climb up was easy, apart from negotiating the rocks near the top heading up to 1. The klister worked perfectly for both grip and glide. Although the classic tracks were firm and often glazed, all downhill setions were fast but speed control was easy. There was the usual debris on Trail 1 between Gossip Corner and Shilly Shally and the usual ice patches and a bit of rock exposure on 1 west of Huron Shelter. There was evidence of recent back country skiing on 9 at FLP as well as on 11 near Huron. However, it's probably best to stick to the groomed trails under existing snow conditions.

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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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