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Apr 1 (8M, 3w) by Ian Naish from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1 [13.6km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: three day old silver klister overlaid with violet
Left an almost full P10 at 1030, air temp -2C. The skiing was very pleasant compared with a few days ago, and my less than excellent wax job actually worked on the climb from P10. Classic tracks were nice and deep, but very icy in places and the odd deciduous leaf in the tracks (see pic). No evidence of fresh snow despite today's weather forecast. Both FLP and CP were in good condition and lots of skiers, both classic and skate, were taking advantage of that. Trail 1 was a bit messy en route to Shilly Shally, then icy along to and half-way up Khyber. Descent on Khyber definitely not recommended; it's very dangerous - we saw a guy come down and he only just avoided a high speed wipe-out on the last two curves.

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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