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Jan 8 (2w, 2d) by Nancy Shaver from Wesley Clover Parks
Trails Skied: 101 North, 102, TCT [3.3km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Conditions are gradually deteriorating, especially for classic. Trail 101 and 102 have a lot of vegetation coming through, especially in the classic tracks. The Watts Creek path has pavement coming through in many places in the classic tracks, I was skiing out of them more than I was in them. The TCT is still OK, but even there there were some gravel patches starting to wear through. Skate ski would still be mostly OK and 3-flake on the TCT and Watts Creek for today. At this point I might not ski again until we get at least a dusting of new snow. If skate skiers do head out, it might be better to park at a TCT / Watts Creek trailhead to avoid the poor conditions on the KN trails.

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 5 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. Access to the club trails requires a membership or day-pass.


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OWWT (Ottawa West Winter Trail) is a free public multi-use trail comprising part of Watts Creek pathway (WCP) and the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). It offers 8km of groomed trails for walking, dog-walking, snow-shoeing, classic skiing, skate skiing and fat-biking. You can access the trails at the trailheads shown in the map, or if you are a KN member or day-pass holder, you can access the trail from the KN trails.


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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.