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Apr 4 (7M, 2w) by Karl Saidla from P7
Trails Skied: #1, #31 [7.5km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Violet, Grip Wax: Rode Multigrade Universal klister
Skied from P7 to the Fortune Lake Parkway this morning. A few cm of snow/sleet had accumulated and a crust of varying thickness had formed on top. I think it would actually be ok for skating because the crust is not very thick. Classic skiing was a bit awkward and you will need klister to get grip. Nothing was groomed while I was out.

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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