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Feb 19 (3M, 4d) by Peter Tregunno from Kanata Nordic Campground Parking Lot
Trails Skied: 1, 2, 2, 6, 12a, 12b, 12, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, TCT [13.63km], Glide Wax: Swix CH5, Grip Wax: Swix VR40
Skied classic over the lunch hour. Note that the KN trail condition website indicates that some classic tracks (in the upper campground trails) were not reset due to equipment failure.

5/5 snowflakes for skate everywhere, 5/5 for classic on the lower trails

That being said, the skate lane is looking really good in the campground. Popped over the tracks to the lower trails where the classic track is solid everywhere (except trail 107, which has had a couple of passes with the snow machine only.

The deer are out looking for fresh branches - along the rollercoster (106), there are a couple of spots where the deer are bedding down beside the trail - I had two deer watching me ski by.

A note on kick wax - I found that a little softer wax than air temperature alone would suggest was working well today (air temp was around -11, which would suggest a green wax). The snow's been worked over a few times and is a few days old (transformed), so one wax softer (i.e. blue) is the ticket.

About Skiing in the Kanata Area..

Kanata Nordic ski club is a volunteer-run club dedicated to promoting lifelong activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross-country ski programs and activities offered in a friendly club setting. Established in 1979, Kanata Nordic now calls Wesley Clover Parks home with a growing trail-network for all skiers to enjoy. The club is a member of Cross Country Ontario (CCO) and Cross Country Canada (CCC).

The club grooms and maintains approx. 18km of trails at 401 Corkstown Road.

Trails are groomed 3 times per week by volunteer groomers. Tracksetting occurs after each significant snowfall and just prior to Saturday lessons (usually January through March). Trail conditions will vary depending on snowfall and snow conditions.

Trails at the YMCA Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre are NOT MAINTAINED.

A day pass for skiing is $7.00 ($5.00 for snowshoeing) payable at the trailhead or online. Members receive a season trail pass as part of their club membership.

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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.