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Apr 5 (7M, 2w) by Jo-Ann Holden from P8
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , North Loop [4.8km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Wow! A transformation since yesterday's wet snow and the previous thaw! And it's the first time I've ever had an ice cream headache in April. I did short stint of classic followed by a skate.
The north loop and the Gatineau Parkway to Penguin were in wonderful shape. Classic did boast some extremely icy tracks, but my binder held at least for the 45 minutes I was out, and at least the tracks were mostly well formed!!. Skating conditions were great and although there were ice patches here and there, what Demsis managed to do was really miraculous. Very fast conditions but mostly not too icy.
Thank you Demsis!

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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