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Apr 7 (6M, 2w) by Ian Naish from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #1B, #3, #9 [22.2km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: blue extra
Left P10 at 0930 after waiting a a few minutes for a parking spot. Air temp -2C. FLP was in beautiful shape and 1 was very good, even at Khyber. All groomed classic tracks were deep,glazed and fast; blue extra wax worked well. We went up a very scenic 3 with the fresh snow en route to Western. The skis did clump-up on the climb from FLP, with a bit of snow removal work required at the top. After that climb, there was no further problem. Trail 1b(ungroomed)was in very nice shape with the fresh snow, as was trail 9 on the run down to Western. The return trip was up 9, then fast conditions on 1b to 1 and then to FLP. All in all, a beautiful day in the hills. Lots of people on FLP, not so many elsewhere, but we did see a herd of skiers heading along 21 to join 3 as we were heading west. Let's hope the conditions continue for a few days.

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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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