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Mar 20 (4w, 6d) by Jo-Ann Holden from P5
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , Gatineau Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy [21km], Glide Wax: LF 7, Grip Wax:
An early skate ski from P5. We skied between Penguin, Mulvihill and the top of Pink. For those who like hard, fast conditions this was the perfect morning! The tilling hasn't been very deep for several weeks, but it didn't seem to be bothering the many skiers who were out enjoying what is likely the final weekend of grooming. In fact I had an excellent ski, possibly the best of the year.
We had hoped 8:30 was early enough to ski from P10, but P8 was filled, and the P9 overflow was rapidly filling, so we switched to P5. Even P5 was almost filled when we arrived! I have skied in the park since 1994, but have never seen so many skiers out at one time!!Cross country skiing has really taken off!
Interesting side note about the lack of deep tilling: For at least two weeks I have been spotting the VERY SAME ACORN in EXACTLY the same spot on the Champlain parkway, on the right hand side of the skate lane, just up from Mica. The tilling has not yet managed to repel or bury it. (I will look for it again tomorrow if I'm in the area).
Anyway, today felt like a joyous party in the park. Let's hope it holds for a few more days.
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About Skiing in Gatineau Park..


General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report info@ncc-ccn.ca 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 info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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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
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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.
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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.