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Jan 3 (5M, 4w) by Craig Storey from South: Stadium
Trails Skied: Jackrabbit, Powerline, Jackrabbit Loop, Suuronen/Mallory Loop, Stadium, Lower Lit loop, Dirk's Dive, Perri's Way, The Jump and Dave's Den, #8, Morrall Loop, Haycock Mine Loop [0km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: Universal klister
Excellent conditions for skate or classic today at Nakkertok. The snow was unifromly soft and transformed, so universal klister worked very well for grip everywhere all morning. Skate would have been fairly fast and free.

Even with our limited snow base the trails off the Nakkertrak are in very good condition. Trails #1, 2, 8, 10 are nice and wide flat and groomed with the big machine for the most part. Morral and Haycock and the connectors (#1, #4) out there were groomed with smaller machines but it was very effective. These secondary trails are more bumpy than mid-winter but still very skiable. The powerline route up to Morral is skiable, but less than ideal as there are more bare spots, bumps and water crossings.

There are stick and rocks here and there off the Nakkertrak so you have to beware of stepping on anything not white on those good skis, but in general you can now get out and explore >20km of trails. Another 30cm and they will be perfect.

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
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.