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Mar 9 (7M, 2w) by Don Fugler from P6
Trails Skied: #30, #8, #17, #31 [8.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Another great day for backcountry with lots of (almost) fluffy snow. I did the adventurous loop of 8 and 17 which is best taken when it has recently snowed. It was glorious. I was approaching the very steep hill where 8 meets 17 and saw two skiers go by with big smiles on their faces. They were about 30 years younger than anyone else out on a Friday morning. They had come down the steep hill straight - no sissy snowplow for these guys. No wonder they were smiling. I almost remember those days.

So I laid some nice tracks down 31 on my return. That I can still do.

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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