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Mar 6 (7M, 3w) by Jo-Ann Holden from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #24 [17.3km], Glide Wax: Swix LF 8, Grip Wax:
A fabulous skate ski!! How does Demsis keep doing this, with so little snow?! Bravo!!

There are the usual, unavoidable icy patches leftover from the massive thaw, and a few bare spots on the Champlain Parkway, but even so it's surprising how little the conditions have changed over the last week. In fact, some areas seem definitely to have improved.

One comment: the area of thin icy snow on Ridge (parallel to 24) is not groomed. Because of the way the website is set up, it cannot be separated from other areas of Ridge and is indicated as "groomed". It is ski-able for skating, but not very pleasant. I can't imagine using it for classic! 24 is a better alternative.

We have been lucky to have these overcast conditions and Demsis' daily grooming. The skiing continues!

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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