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Apr 22 (10M, 2d) by Ian Naish from P12
Trails Skied: #2 (from #40 to #1), #40 [4.8km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: silver extra klister
I hadn\'t planned on going out until I read the reports from yesterday. Etienne\'s words inspired me to head to P12. The skiing was unfortunately very poor, with 40 in such bad shape that I turned back to trail 2 after a few hundred metres of skiing, portaging and detouring on collapsing snow. The ascent of 2 was relatively easy, with just one big snow gap, but at the top a lot of portaging was necessary with all the snow melt. I met a couple of skiers at the trail 1 intersection; one had primarily walked all the way up 2 from P12; the other had come from Camp Fortune and had had a reasonable ski. Returning down 2, I encountered several skiers and hikers. I crashed after losing control half way down, skied down to 40 then walked most of the rest of the way, warning a couple of skiers to avoid 40 at all cost. I can\'t complain about the workout or the weather, but it wasn\'t the ideal way to end a great season.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

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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 - Orlťans), 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.