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Nov 16 (1M, 2d) by Tom Conklin from P10
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy [12.1km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
ROUTE: Up the Fortune Lake Parkway from P10 to the Champlain Parkway T and then left down the CP about a km

TRAILS: For the most part the parkways were the only option unless you like off-road type skiing. I think Demsis is saving up major grooming until the end of the snow fall and to prepare for the weekend.

SKATE: No grooming at all on the FLP which made for a heavy climb with all the new snow. There was a fair bit of traffic so much of the snow had been tamped down. The CP was groomed from the Gatineau Parkway but not toward the Lookout. There was less traffic there so it was a tough ski because of the soft snow, despite the grooming. There were nowhere near as many leaves as yesterday, but there were still quite a few. For the most part the leaves did not get in the way of progress.

CLASSIC: Lots of classic skiers out but on skied-in tracks. Where the CP was groomed the tracks were clean but shallow. They were fine for downhills on skate skis.

TRAFFIC: Lots and lots of people out with P8 looking to be about three-quarters full and P10 about half full.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..


General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report info@ncc-ccn.ca 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 info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 9:00 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -7.5°C
Wind Chill: -9
Wind: S 3 km/h
Humidity: 81%
Dew point: -10.2°C
Pressure: 101.4 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 7:23 EST
Sunset: 17:09 EST
Normals:
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 5:14 PM EST Wednesday 1 February 2017)

Wednesday night
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Low minus 16.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High minus 5.
Thursday night
Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early in the evening. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light late in the evening. Low minus 14.
Friday
Sunny. High minus 6.
Friday night
Clear. Low minus 15.
Saturday
Sunny. High minus 6.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 12.
Sunday
Flurries. High minus 2.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 9.
Monday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17.
Tuesday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.