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Jan 22 (2M, 2w) by Michael Duivenvoorden from Wesley Clover Parks
Trails Skied: 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12a, 12b, 12, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, TCT [19.52km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Vauhti Carrot
Skied classic all trails last night. Started at 401 and double poled all trails. For the most part I had the these trails to myself. Conditions were excellent and a real opportunity missed by many. There is a certain satisfaction of pulling off the 417 on the way home and seeing the line of traffic as you make your way around. Trackset was great. Sections of 106 have trackset on both sides which makes it difficult for skaters to avoid skiing over the classic tracks due to the overall track width. There is a longer patch of ice on 106 near the junction with 101.

Crossed over to 411 and skied up trail 2 to ski the upper trails. Classic tracks were good and positioned well in terms of steeper grades. The on the south legs of trails 8 and 1 (sections running east west) leveling had been completed due to the undulating terrain and no tracks had been set as more snow is needed, the cover is thin but good at the top of the "bumps" in these areas, however. Many more skiers at 411.

Back at 401, I met someone who was just setting out and was unaware that the gates are locked at 9:00 (i.e. you are locked in for the night)

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.

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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.