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Apr 1 (8M, 3w) by Karl Saidla from P8
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy [1.4km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Violet, Grip Wax: Guess: Rode Special Violet Klister as base, Rode Multigrade Universal Klister on top
Just got out from short ski near P5. The parkways were groomed for both classic and skate. As of 9:30 one side was very icy and basically unskiable, but the other side was generally in very good shape - fast for sure, but no problem getting edges in except for a few icy stretches. I didn't go past Mica, but I am sure it gets generally even better as you climb.

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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