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Apr 2 (8M, 3w) by Etienne Grall from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #1 (blue) [16.7km], Glide Wax: LF8, Grip Wax:
Skate skied from P10 to McKinstry. I can only confirm Karl's report below: other than an icy stretch from Huron to Champlain LO (almost bare at Etienne Brule LO - #1 only groomed after Champlain), conditions were really good: fine, sugary snow made for fast glide and good control. Still no bare spots on #1 (getting very close at the bench past 24, but that's to be expected). If temperatures stay reasonable, we may still have a couple of weeks of skiing.
Although I only ventured off trail for a very short stretch, crust skiing looks excellent, pretty much anywhere you can fit your skis.

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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