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Apr 14 (7M, 7d) by Michael Duivenvoorden from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1 (blue) [12.2km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Maybe because I missed the first 3 weeks of the season and then did one pole only until late January due to surgery, and drove 50 minutes to get to P10, I made a go of it despite no grooming. Skied from P10 to Champlain, cut across to 1 at Huron, and then to fire Tower. The saviour was decent classic tracks (ice and granular) and the ability to double pole to past the worst ruts. Where skating was necessary it was possible to pick "fair" areas over poor. Beyond 2 skate trail progressively improved. Beyond wolf trail lookout frozen granular corduroy with some ruts. Beyond Mckinstry crust skiing that was not to bad. Ruts on steeper downhills could be dangerous in places. All told, I enjoyed the ski but would not recommend it if you are looking for nice spring time trails or do not like the idea of catching an edge and landing on hard abrasive trails.j

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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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