After 7 months of waiting we're skiing again! :)
Decent coverage for rock classic skiing. The ground was still warm, so the snow was melting underneath a crusty on top. The uphill skiing was better than coming back down. The snow was being compressed and scraped off the road, so classic was the best option this morning. Once this freezes it will be a good base for skating if we get more snow.
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).