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Apr 24 (7M, 4w) by Jo-Ann Holden from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy [4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Conditions have deteriorated quite a bit in two days. On the Fortune Parkway the yellow line was visible in many places, it was necessary to walk on grass (or remove skis) in a couple of places and the snow is getting dirtier and dirtier. Water is flowing beneath the snow in several spots, and there are a few impressively deep potholes formed by the water. While I was out, there were about as many bike riders as skiers (you could count either group on one hand) as well as a few walkers. The skiing may be coming to an end! It has been a great season considering the unpredictable precipitation and fluctuating temperatures we had this year. Thank you to Demsis for their dedication and excellent trail grooming! Without their almost daily attention to the trails it would have been a different winter altogether.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

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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