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Apr 1 (3w, 6d) by Jo-Ann Holden from South: Stadium
Trails Skied: Powerline, Ice Storm Loop, Sunrise Loop, Jackrabbit Loop, Suuronen/Mallory Loop, Stadium, Lower Lit loop, Chute Charron, Johannsenhus to Owl cabin Loop, Perri's Way, Warm-up Loop, Beep Beep, Horseman's Pass, Pond Loops, Pooch Loop, Morrall Loop, @Owl Cabin [0km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Better than a spring cruise or travel to distant climes - skiing at Nakkertok! (Cheaper, too).
Garry and I spent most of the day there. We skated for a couple of hours in the morning, basically skiing on anything skate-groomed that appeared in front of us and trying to figure out all the loops. Garry's favorite was the Horseman's Pass. The grooming was wonderful! The most surprising trail was the flat pooch loop out in the field. We skied it in the morning and again mid afternoon, and despite the strong sun and rising temperatures it never became mushy.
After a lengthy lunch break I switched to classic (you guessed it, Garry continued to skate)and we did another round of scenic and hilly trails. I enjoyed the best classic skin ski outing of the year. In fact the entire day will stand out as one of the nicest skis of the year.
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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
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.