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Apr 2 (2018-04-02) by Ken Trischuk from N/A
Trails Skied: #1, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #2 (from #40 to #1), #33, #40, #14, Camp Fortune Race Course, #1 (blue) [29.6km], Glide Wax: Violet, Grip Wax:
Another beautiful day to close out the long weekend. Had a mix of sun and cloud and even a few flurries dropping a little fresh snow. I took the rare start from Camp Fortune. Their lot was 1/3 full so hopefully they didn't begrudge an xc skier stealing a spot.

Skied up to Ridge and then out to the Wolf bench before turning around. One big tree has fallen on 14 that requires a short bushwhack to get around.

Ridge road had been groomed and was nice, easy skiing. On my way back I crust cruised the old beaver pond trail over to 40. The crust was great but there were a few open spots to deke around. Could be the last crust cruise of the season.

Once on 40, I skied down to 33 and then back over to 1. They hadn't been groomed recently but were in nice shape - smooth and easy. Back to Camp Fortune and then did a bit of a loop on the lower race trails. They also hadn't been groomed recently but were also nice skiing on a smooth, firm track .

A beautiful day on the trails. Ran into a bunch of friends on the trails all trying to get one more ski in. We'll see what the week ahead brings but it's been a wonderful few days if it's the end.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

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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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 9:00 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -7.5°C
Wind Chill: -9
Wind: S 3 km/h
Humidity: 81%
Dew point: -10.2°C
Pressure: 101.4 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 7:23 EST
Sunset: 17:09 EST
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

Temperature Trends



Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:14 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017)

Wednesday night
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Low minus 16.
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High minus 5.
Thursday night
Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early in the evening. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light late in the evening. Low minus 14.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Friday night
Clear. Low minus 15.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 12.
Flurries. High minus 2.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 9.
Monday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.