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Apr 8 (7M, 2w) by Harris Kirby from P9
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #1 (blue) [16.7km], Glide Wax: Vauhti Speed Blue. Rilled., Grip Wax:
Today a skate ski to McKinstry that ALMOST looked and felt like an early mid-winter outing! More great fresh grooming from Demsis to go along with the fresh new snow from Mother-Nature. The morning ski saw a cool breeze, intermittent snow-squalls with the occassional sunshine showing through the overcast. A few relatively small open spots where you'd expect them along the trail and ALMOST no icey patches from P9 to McKinstry. The fresh new powder snow was fairly fast, especially if you got the glide right. Early season cycle training hasn't suffered this much in a few years:-)

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report 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


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