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Mar 10 (6M, 2w) by Harris Kirby from P12
Trails Skied: #40, #1 (blue) [10.9km], Glide Wax: Swix LF6, Grip Wax: Vauhti Superbase + Silver + 2x Violet
What a joy it was to ski in the park this morning! Freshly groomed, well-set clean corduroy and track-set trails...kudos to Demsis for getting it done early, before anyone arrived. Even better...a fully groomed & track-set trail all the way to the fire tower. What a gift! The snow was colder than expected and so there was an occassional draginess to the Vauhti Violet & Swix glide but all-in-all the grip-glide combination worked extremely well and lasted the whole 25km distance with no discernable loss of grip. Also fun to watch the kids on the Cookie-biener course too. Well done Chelsea Nordiq for arranging such stellar ski conditions.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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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