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Mar 8 (7M, 2w) by Ian Naish from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (blue), #2 (from #40 to #1) [2.9km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: recommend waxless skis
left P12 at 0935 and the klister was a handicap - we didn't have to herringbone anywhere on the way up 40 and 2, which is a dubious record for me. The wet, fresh snow was a challenge pretty well all the way up as it was clumping on the skis. Only one person had gone up ahead of us some time earlier, with a fair amount of fresh snow partly covering their track. Downhill runs were okay as soon as the clumps came off. A skier we met outside Western Shelter was on waxless skis, which was definitely the way to go this morning. The last descent to the shelter had a fair amount of snow cover, but there are a couple of rocks showing.

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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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