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Mar 9 (12M, 2w) 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!
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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: 9:00 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -7.5°C
Wind Chill: -9
Wind: S 3 km/h
Humidity: 81%
Dew point: -10.2°C
Pressure: 101.4 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 7:23 EST
Sunset: 17:09 EST
Normals:
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:14 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017)

Wednesday night
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Low minus 16.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High minus 5.
Thursday night
Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early in the evening. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light late in the evening. Low minus 14.
Friday
Sunny. High minus 6.
Friday night
Clear. Low minus 15.
Saturday
Sunny. High minus 6.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 12.
Sunday
Flurries. High minus 2.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 9.
Monday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17.
Tuesday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.