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Mar 8 (7M, 2w) by Don Fugler from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (from #40 to #1), #33, #21 [5.7km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Did the short loop out of Meech, much like Ian. The snow was clumping on the way up and had to be physically scraped off every 500 m. At the top though - 33, 21, and 2 - it must have been a degree or two cooler and the sticking stopped. We cut trail on 21 and it was about the best time to ski that little twisty stretch with lots of heavy snow to slow you down. The descent of 2 was fast and creamy.

My guess is that the higher backcountry trails today would be just about perfect.

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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