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Apr 7 (7M, 2w) by Terry Gray from P19
Trails Skied: #50, #54 (green) [17.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: waxless
P19 was full when I got there at noon, with the temperature around 0 and a light snow falling. Fresh grooming made for deep classic tracks on 50 and 54, with new snow that was mostly powdery with only a few slushy spots on 50. No real icy spots anywhere, which made for easy climbs and effortless descents on 54 to Lusk and back. Pavement was coming through in a few spots on 55 between 50 and the Renaud Cabin, with one large spot just up the hill from 50. A little bit of clumping snow around Lusk Cabin, but I only had to clean my skis twice. Lots of skiers out, and the fire was going nicely at Lusk Cabin. One of the best skiing days of the year.

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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