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Apr 9 (7M, 2w) by Ian Naish from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1, #1B, #3, #9 [24.7km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: blue extra
Another great day in the hills. 5 snowflakes for the parkways, with immaculate classic tracks and corduroy. 4 snowflakes for trails 3 and 9, which were ungroomed but easily skied. There was just one icy patch on 3 near the top of the climb from FLP. Trail 9 was a bit treacherous after crossing 1, with footprints all the way down to Western Shelter and really rough snow where the groomer had turned at the bottom of 9 at trail 2. Skis have to come off at the danger sign above the shelter or the bases will be gouged. Trail 1b on return was hard and icy, with little grip, as was 1 to Huron (2 snowflakes for them). We headed over to CP and had a great run down to FLP then all the way down to P10. Lots of evidence of back-country trail usage:12,28,21,20,32 and also of off-trail swamp skiing.

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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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