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Apr 14 (6M, 6d) by Karl Saidla from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #1 (blue) [23.8km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Green, Grip Wax: N.A.
After a full week of great skiing, this morning's conditions - while making it possible to ski if you really want to- could only be described as poor. No grooming took place overnight or this morning, so the result, for the most part, is a rutted and icy challenge. We skied all the way out to the Fire Tower from P10 anyway because it was a rare day where we had time. Conditions improved as we got farther out because less skiing took place and there were consequently less ruts. While very hard and fast, the skating was pretty reasonable past the Tawadina lookout. Before that the only thing that felt comfortable was double poling in the tracks. Don't let this discourage you! If we get the snow we are supposed to, tomorrow could be great.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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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