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Mar 8 (7M, 2w) by Garry Tarr from P8
Trails Skied: North Loop [3.4km], Glide Wax: CH8, Grip Wax:
I'm writing this report because it's clear conditions today were far better in the center of the park than near Asticou. I only had time for a couple of skate-ski exercise laps of the Doldrums, but conditions were great and it was a most enjoyable ski. First of all there I would guess Chelsea received over 8cm of fresh powder in the past 24 hours, while east Ottawa has perhaps a couple of centimeters of melting slush. The Doldrums had been freshly groomed, but skier traffic was starting to compress the skate lane flat by 10AM. However, glide was still great and control excellent- it was easy to focus on technique and one-skate up the shallow North Loop hills. P8 was busy but not full. My hunch is the best skiing this afternoon will be up on the ridge west of the Champlain Lookout. With luck up high the temperatures will stay cold and the snow powdery. Enjoy!

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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 info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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