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Apr 21 (7M, 4w) by Etienne Grall from P12
Trails Skied: Champlain Pkwy, #1, #1B, #2 (from #40 to #1) [12.9km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Exploration skate ski from P12. If this was just a snow report I would give it 4 stars: excellent coverage (barely changed from last week, or the week before, or the week before...) and other than some hard stretches first thing, very enjoyable transformed spring snow. As a ski report, things are a little different: not a rock ski, but a "wood ski" with obstacle course. This being said, kudos to the trail crews who did an amazing job removing obstacles without messing up the snow (and they're still at it: saw a convoy of 3 snowmobiles heading out on #1 at Western at 11am). But you will find sawdust. twigs, pine needles... which call for caution and agility. Given the date, and the weather, an amazing day to be out on skis!

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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