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Mar 13 (6M, 2w) by Tom Conklin from P8
Trails Skied: North Loop [3.4km], Glide Wax: 2 to -2, Grip Wax:
ROUTE: Just the Doldrums today - doing some training.

SKATE: Today is a day when you learn that the right wax makes a world of difference. With lots of new wet snow I thought it would be a bit of a slog but my wax technician did a spectacular job. There was actually good uphill glide today.

CLASSIC: Looked slow especially with pretty much skied in tracks - it was hard to see if there had been any grooming done at all.

TRAFFIC: Remarkably quiet in P8, maybe 20 cars at most. We got there around 1:40 so we may have hit the sweet spot between morning and after work skiing.

Great to meet Foster on the trail today. Good to see his Mom, aunt and cousin too.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

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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