This report was submitted 8 months, 5 days ago. Check for fresh reports!

Mar 14 (8M, 5d) by Peter Tregunno from Kanata Nordic Campground Parking Lot
Trails Skied: 1, 2, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12a, 12b, 12 [6.67km], Glide Wax: Swix CH8 (but it doesn't matter today), Grip Wax: I'd seriously think about waxless
Get out before the rain! A quick tour around the campground trails - last night's fresh snow is wet and SLOW. No grooming (as per the note on the KN website), but the skate lane is getting packed by skiers and the classic track, while also skier set, is ok.

Glide just doesn't happen at these temps without some ski tuning. So if you feel slow, it isn't you! Grip looked like a challenge to wax for (that's why there are sooo many waxes for these temperatures - none of them work really well, so you waste all kinds of time trying something that might work 10% of the time). If you have a waxless ski, you'll be fine (and have more fun)

Of course all of this will change with a little bit of rain and then colder temps.

To the deer that taunted me all the way around the trail 8 loop - I only wish I was as graceful as you!

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.


Trail: Info | Conditions | Map | Directions.


Legend

Skier Expert/Int/Novice
Time of Day Skied (MouseOver!)
Fresh Grooming!
Rating (5=Perfect)
Photos Included

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.

Temperature Trends

temperature_humidity_24hrs

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.