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Mar 30 (8M, 3w) by Karl Saidla from P16
Trails Skied: #50, #54 (green) [17.5km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Yellow, Grip Wax: Rode Special Violet Klister, then a mix of Rode Universal Multigrade and Rode Rossa Klister on top.
Excellent spring conditions for either classic or skate on the 50 from P16 and on the 54 out to Lusk. It was all groomed overnight. The snow would be described as reasonably firm granular - fast in some places (at least earlier in the morning) and slow in others. There were one or two thin spots but generally there was no shortage of snow.

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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