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Apr 15 (7M, 6d) by Etienne Grall from P12
Trails Skied: #40, #1 (blue) [10.9km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Skate ski from P12 to fire tower. As I was hoping conditions were better than on the more traveled trails from P10. Very hard, but not so hard that you could not get an edge. Few ruts beyond Wolf trail, with almost pristine corduroy and classic tracks in places... but all pretty rock hard, so not advisable to let loose on the downhills. McKinstry to FT was in very decent crust skiing conditions.
This must all have changed by now with the freezing rain, so this report is probably pointless. But again: not one bare spot, and thick coverage in most places. There will be portages soon, but I expect we will be skiing next week-end, with likely (hopefully?) some long stretches of very good skiing.

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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