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Mar 9 (6M, 2w) by Karl Saidla from P5
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , #7, #15 (black) [5.9km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Orange, Grip Wax: Zero skis, waxless,
Today is the kind of day that us glass half full types view as an opportunity - to test our classic waxing skills or assortment of alternatives like zeros, skins, hairies and what not. What worked for us today was zero skis with the EXPENSIVE spray (the cheap spray failed badly!). Leaving that aside, it was well groomed with fresh snow falling all the time. It is somewhat slow going but you can't complain about the general beauty Gatineau Park right now or the gentle temperatures.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions map

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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