Another early bird to the fire tower, some significant changes since Thurs AM but still very enjoyable and good conditions for many stretches after Wolf.
The same notes as Etienne for portages, cautions and debris with the addition of: - a bit of grass skiing by Champlain Lookout, which will grow a lot today to require a portage.
- debris/bare patches on the last 1km to fire tower but otherwise #1 past Wolf was still in good condition.
- #1 from FLP to Huron isn't worth doing: lots of ski stopping debris and 95% bare at Shilly Shally. Using 1 to avoid bare parkway from E-B to Huron was worth it though.
On my return, I extended from Gossip to the top of King Mtn and back before a fun skate back down FLP. Bare patches around King Mtn section but still contiguous at least for this morning.
Quiet out there until descending FLP where I past many smiling skiers in shorts :)
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).