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Apr 7 (7M, 2w) by Etienne Grall from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #1 (blue) [19.3km], Glide Wax: LF8, Grip Wax:
Skate ski to McKinstry. Looked and felt like mid-winter. Great grooming job, given the date! Only a small bare spot at the bench past 24. Snow was hard packed making control a little tricky. The further out you went on 1, the slower it got. Some fresh snow had obviously fallen after the grooming was done. But the slowness was more than compensated by the crisp conditions and blue sky. I cannot recall this kind of conditions in April!

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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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