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Apr 1 (8M, 3w) by Jo-Ann Holden from P8
Trails Skied: North Loop [3.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
If you crave bragging rights, today is the day to ski. I turned back almost immediately, as did 4 of my friends at various times this morning. Hard, frozen, icy, and a raw wind to boot. If you have perfect balance, have never been injured and love fast ice beneath your skis, these are perfect conditions!
To be fair, I'm sure conditions were better higher up, but I needed a relatively flat spot to try out my recovering knee.
I do think that the "recommended" label is very vague. Something like "ski if you must" would be more appropriate. The skiing was nasty at P8.

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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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