Classic skied the 50 from P16 towards the 52 and back. New overnight tracking at a mostly mid to shallow depth, a bit bumpy with some ice clumps here and there and a hardened base. Fair to good with a 3.5 snowflake rating. Not complaining as I was relieved to have at least skiable conditions. Universal klister wasn't an exact match for the conditions which gave a little too much grip at times and compromised glide. I could've used my skins but didn't feel like going back to the car after finishing the big climb from the Meech Valley bridge. On the way back I walked the descent back to the bridge. Too fast and icey thin for me.
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).