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Mar 9 (2w, 7d) by Craig Storey from South: Bunker
Trails Skied: Jackrabbit, Ice Storm Loop, Sunrise Loop, Suuronen/Mallory Loop, Stadium, Lower Lit loop, Johannsenhus to Owl cabin Loop, Perri's Way, Beep Beep, Pond Loops, Pooch Loop [0km], Glide Wax: HF, Grip Wax: Skin Skis
Nice skiathlon at Nakkertok South this am. No fresh grooming today, but had been groomed yesterday. There was >10cm of fresh snow on the most recent grooming and more on the older grooming. Lots of skiing left at Nakkertok!

Like Karl I tested skis in these nice +-0C and snowing conditions. I tested skin skis and my wet snow skating skis. Both worked great, good grip and glide. The annoying thing was all the snow turning to ice between my boot and the binding. After 8km of classic I switched to skate and the problem was a little better with Pilot at least keeping my boot on the ski.

Once the groomers compact this new snow (tonight please :) it should be great conditions for the weekend and March Break!

About Skiing at Nakkertok..

Nakkertok has a network of about 75km of skating, classical and backcountry trails at two locations just north of Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills.

General Info: Driving Directions | Trail Maps | Trail Conditions | Grooming Activity Report.

Nakkertok South is the main attraction offering groomed skating and classic skiing, chalets, races and children's programming. There are lit trails for night skiing. Club membership, or a day-use fee required for skiing.

Nakkertok North trails are quite demanding, and only occasionally groomed (Fridays). They offer a refreshing backcountry wilderness experience for those with good skiing skills. The trails at Nakkertok North are almost always quiet. The annual Nakkerloppet event in February is a great opportunity to discover these trails by making the North to South crossing.


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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 7:00 AM EDT Friday 23 March 2018
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -4.4°C
Wind Chill: -10
Wind: WNW 14 km/h
Humidity: 69%
Dew point: -9.2°C
Pressure: 101.8 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 7:00 EDT
Sunset: 19:17 EDT
Max 5°C. Min -5°C.

Temperature Trends



Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:00 AM EDT Friday 23 March 2018)

Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning and early this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High plus 2. UV index 3 or moderate.
Friday night
Partly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 10.
Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light late in the morning. High minus 4.
Saturday night
Cloudy periods. Low minus 9.
A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 4.
Sunday night
Clear. Low minus 8.
Sunny. High 6.
Monday night
Clear. Low minus 5.
A mix of sun and cloud. High 6.
Tuesday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 6.
Wednesday night
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1.
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 9.