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Apr 10 (6M, 1w) by Harris Kirby from P6
Trails Skied: Champlain Pkwy, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #1 (blue) [12.7km], Glide Wax: Vauhti Violet covered with Vauhti Speed Violet. Rilled., Grip Wax:
Skate-skiing from P6 to Wolf Trail and back saw an ever-changing array of trail conditions and a couple a bald patches at Champlain Lookout and the bench at Wolf Trail. Apart from the astoundingly good current snow conditions, the warming days play an increasing role in each day of skiing. I started on fresh cold powder that was still falling, over which my skis were rather slow and I finished on rapidly transforming snow over which my skis fairly skimmed...when they weren't bogging in slushy corn snow. Gotta get out early when it's still cool in order to really enjoy the best conditions for those long skis at this time of year.

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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