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Mar 1 (2011-03-01) by Ken Trischuk from P7
Trails Skied: #1, #6, #30, #9, #8, #17, #22, #34 [27.9km], Glide Wax: Vauhti blue, Grip Wax: carrot
Indeed, one of the nicer ski days of the year. Did a tour of some of the backcountry trails starting from P7. Skyline(6), Pleasant Valley(34), Upper Sparks(22), Western(9) - then a slight deviation on the Camp Fortune race trails before continuing along Merry go Round(11), Franks(17) and finally Highland(8). Only got to break out one small section of 34 owing to my late start but the rest of the trails had only seen a half dozen or so skiers so still some fresh powder to be had. The groomed runs were pretty sweet as well. A little soft owing to the amount of fresh snow but still nice! Likely they had been groomed this morning so will set up firmer over night. The race course had been regroomed and the rugged classic track I saw last time through was now perfect thanks to having some snow to work with.

Thought I'd missed my chance this season but the snow gods are gracious and allowed this Ukrainian boy a chance today to do the Highland Fling... and for that I am grateful. Found one rock at the top of the first big drop (it was hiding in the fresh snow but I found it ;) but with that hills name perhaps it should be "on the rocks" after all...

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report 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


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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
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

Temperature Trends



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.
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.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Friday night
Clear. Low minus 15.
Sunny. High minus 6.
Saturday night
Cloudy. Low minus 12.
Flurries. High minus 2.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 9.
Monday night
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.