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Feb 2 (2019-02-02) by Craig Storey from North
Trails Skied: #1 - A,B,C,D,E,K, Beaver Valley Bridge, Trail [0km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: Carrot + K21
If your are skiing the Weber Loppet tomorrow you are in for a treat! Owing to other comitments tomorrow we skied the course today. The trail has been well compacted all week, and the base is excellent. Signage was up and it was easy to follow with 1km all along the route. Its wide and flat and probably better than any other year. By tomorrow there will be tracks, and with warmer temps it should be pretty fast. Today we mostly cut our own tracks through 10-15cm of powder which took us ~3hrs. No records were set, but we thoroughly enjoyed the great skiing.

Big thanks to the grooming team that maintains Nakkertok Val des Monts and those that groomed for the loppet. We noticed as we approached Lamaroux that the grooming seemed more recent. It wasn't long until we ran into the groomer at the check point. He'd gone from lamoureaux to North and back. And from Lamoureaux to South it was deeper again, but we eventually made it to Haycock where it had been skied in and it was a nice ride down from there.

Enjoy the Loppet!

About Skiing at Nakkertok..

Nakkertok has a network of about 75km of skating, classical and backcountry trails at two locations just north of Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills.

General Info: Driving Directions | Trail Maps | Trail Conditions | Grooming Activity Report.

Nakkertok South is the main attraction offering groomed skating and classic skiing, chalets, races and children's programming. There are lit trails for night skiing. Club membership, or a day-use fee required for skiing.

Nakkertok North trails are quite demanding, and only occasionally groomed (Fridays). They offer a refreshing backcountry wilderness experience for those with good skiing skills. The trails at Nakkertok North are almost always quiet. The annual Nakkerloppet event in February is a great opportunity to discover these trails by making the North to South crossing.


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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
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

Temperature Trends



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.
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.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Friday night
Clear. Low minus 15.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 12.
Flurries. High minus 2.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 9.
Monday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.