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Apr 14 (2019-04-14) by Ken Trischuk from P6
Trails Skied: Champlain Pkwy, #1, Champlain Pkwy, MacKenzie-King Rd , #1 (green) (#2 - #24) [20.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Skied first thing this morning from P6. Someone had skied in the fresh groomed track down the first hill and left some deep (now) frozen ruts but fortunately they turned back almost immediately so it was clean grooming from then on. All quiet until I met one skier at Black lake and then a pile of people coming up from P10. Skied out to the first intersection of 24 on Ridge road before turning back.

Things were decidedly better higher up. Down low (P6 and Mulvihill Lake) the snow was pretty grey in spots though the fresh corduroy gave good edge. Higher up on Ridge the tracks were more snow with only a few icy spots. After yesterdays beach weather I expected more ice but it wasn't too bad at all. Even descending the Khyber pass was fast but easy to control. Skiing back down to P6 I started to meet the crowds coming up as skaters scrambled to get one more ski in on the fast snow.

Last day of formal grooming and (as I type this) the rain is starting to fall. The week ahead looks pretty warm (and occasionally rainy) but there should be some spots to ski into Easter. Fingers crossed and thanks to the grooming crews for another great season.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report 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


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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.