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Apr 8 (2M, 2w) by Etienne Grall from P9
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1, #1B, #1 (blue) [23km], Glide Wax: LF8, Grip Wax: VR55N
Another lovely, mild winter day! No noticeable melt in the past few days and the fresh snow remains, well, fresh. Classic skied to Wolf trail. Excellent tracks all along, barely a few icy spots and hard wax worked perfectly (but started wearing off at the end: binder strongly advised).
Did a few incursions off trail and it is remarkably good anywhere, on ponds or in the forest: 5cm of fresh snow on top of a hard crust are just about the dream conditions. Go out while it is cold! (just beware open water - and presumably thin ice - on some ponds).
Also remarkable is how clean the snow is for this time of year. Even usual messy spots like #1 approaching Shilly Shally are fairly clean.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..


General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report info@ncc-ccn.ca Groomers

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 info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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