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Mar 31 (8M, 3w) by Harris Kirby from P16
Trails Skied: #50 [14.7km], Glide Wax: Swix Blue LF6, Grip Wax:
You better get out and enjoy the trails while you can. Snow on the sunny slopes is transforming quickly and going fast. There are about a dozen growing icy spots on 50 between P16 and P19 but the biggest issues are at either end. On the hill from P16 to the bridge bare patches down the center opened up in less tan 3 hours today. The bottom of the climb east of Herridge is rapidly opening up too. Maybe we'll get lucky and get some skiable fresh snow this week...but it's more likely we won't.

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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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