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Mar 13 (6M, 2w) by Harris Kirby from P7
Trails Skied: #1, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #31 [9.5km], Glide Wax: Swix LF6, Grip Wax: Vauhti Violet over Yellow
The Snow Gods were smiling and the whole trail system has received a pretty nice dump of fresh new snow which, when it is groomed, will significantly enhance the skiability of the trails. Today the Wax Gods were not doing their "thing" for me! With constantly falling humid snow and temperature hovering around zero the Vauhti violet was the best I could muster but it just didn't want to let go so there was some icing that slowed the pace. Maybe a bit of a Carrot cover would have improved the glide (Any improvement would have been welcome;-), but I didn't think of that 'til later:-(

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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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