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Apr 14 (7M, 7d) by Etienne Grall from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1B, #3, #24, #1 (blue) [22.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Its is ironic that on April 14 the cold is what ruined the conditions. Skied to Wolf and can only echo earlier reports: frozen ruts are not great. However, because the crust is good, anywhere that has not been skied when the snow was soft is actually quite enjoyable. And the further out you go, the more of that you get. I made a gamble and took Burma, under the assumption that it would be less icy than FP. It was generally true, and quite skiable, as long as you controlled your speed on the downhills. Couple of bare spots but no need to take skis off. #24 also quite good because less traveled. What is remarkable is that the coverage is still excellent (Wolf climb still covered!). With a few cm of snow (if it comes) and/or a few degrees warmer, there is still some really good skiing ahead, possibly all the way to next week end.

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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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