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Apr 2 (8M, 3w) by Karl Saidla from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #1 (blue) [21.3km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Violet, Grip Wax: Guess: Rode Special Violet Kilster Base, Rode Multigrade Universal Klister on top.
It would be very hard to believe that the conditions are as good as they are in the higher parts of the park without having seen them. If you follow the grooming from P10 past Champlain Lookout and then along Ride Road you will be very tempted to ski all the way to McKinstry. The snow is sugary and fast with very little ice and the classic tracks are in great shape.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions map

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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