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Mar 9 (4M, 1w) by David Brownrigg from P20
Trails Skied: 51, 52 [7.5km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: violet
XC skiing has returned to Mer Bleu after a 3 week snow drought! The usual skier made tracks, single lane only this morning on damp, crunchy snow making for a wobbly ski. Started my run with blue extra wax, zero grip, then applied violet, much better for most of my outing, except towards the end, where grip started to fade (likely rising temps to blame).

About Skiing in the Green Belt..


The National Capital Greenbelt has over 100km of trails and another 25km of recreational pathways, most of which are suitable for cross-country skiing in the wintertime. All of the trails are suitable for beginner and family outings.


Thanks to the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club, Orleans Nordic Ski Club and Kanata Nordic Ski Club for their volunteer grooming of various Green Belt trails from time to time. The city of Ottawa and the NCC would like to encourage urban skiing, so if you appreciate the grooming let your councilor, the city and the NCC know!


ONSC grooms The Hornet's Nest (Tauvette street to Montreal Rd), Mer Bleue and Pine Grove Forest (the section off Leitrum Rd). Trails are classic skiing ONLY, no skating is allowed on these trails. The Hornet's Nest is groomed at least weekly and the others as time permits. Updated trail conditions are available at the snow phone; 613-837-SNOW.


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