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Mar 6 (7M, 3w) by Karl Saidla from P5
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , #1 Penguin Climb, #1, #4, #14, Camp Fortune Race Course [16.9km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Orange, Grip Wax: Rode Universal Multigrade klister
Enjoyed a late afternoon ski from P5 heading up Penguin and then around parts of the Camp Fortune Racing Trail. Conditions on Ridge Road were excellent with relatively fresh grooming and firm granular snow. While I didn`t ski all of it, the upper loop of the racing trail was surprisingly good for skating, with a couple of centimeters of fresh snow on top of a generally smooth and firm base. It hasn`t been groomed lately and there were no classic tracks.

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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