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Jan 18 (8h, 2m) by Jo-Ann Holden from P5 grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1 Penguin Climb, #1, #3 [17.5km], Glide Wax: LF 6 (blue), Grip Wax: K19 covered with Green fluor
Fabulous, scenic and hilly ski - Penguin, Ridge to #3, Burma to Fortune and back down Penguin.

It was a lovely ski in every way, despite being extremely slow. Our skis kept icing up until we reached the high point on Ridge. As the temperatures moderated the wax improved. It snowed most of the time we were out, and it was tempting to stop continually to take photos (I resisted)

We didn't check the grooming report before leaving home, but correctly figured out that no grooming had been done before the new snow: on both the Penguin and final Burma descents the snow had been been scraped down to ice.

Craig's report from P17 pretty much sums up how we also found today's skiing. It was a most enjoyable outing.
Jan 18 (9h, 12m) by Ian Naish from P10 grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1 [11.1km], Glide Wax: blue v30, Grip Wax:
Air temp -9C when we departed a full P10, -7C on our return to an over-full P10. Grip wax worked well after the requisite 400m before it started working. The weather was surprisingly mild and lots of people were out. Its the first time this season I've seen the FLP ungroomed see pics), but classic tracks were in good shape(although reportedly tough for skate skiers). We saw several people using back country trail 11 and a couple were having a ball on their final descent to FLP. Our return to P10 was very nice, with no problem with speed or control. It should be a very nice ski weekend for us.
Jan 18 (9h, 22m) by Craig Storey from P17 grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: #52 [7km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: Vauhti Carrot covered with green
Beautiful day to be out for a lunchtime ski! Big fluffy flakes falling quietly, but if you listen carefully you can hear each one land.

I skied #52 from P17 to #50 and back. While beautiful, it was also slow. I was breaking trail in 5-10cm of fluff, and even on the return trip my skied in tracks weren't much faster. The fluff just folded over on itself and tracks were filled in again. When I got closer to P17 more people had skied it in and it was getting faster. Grip was easy but the loose snow on the firm base was just draggy. One skier on blue complained he had grip to climb trees, so you might want to cover that with green/polar. It wasn't fast, but was sure fun. We'll see what this next storm brings, but its all making for good skiing.

PS - I've had requests for trail reporters to post a selfie, if they wish to identify themselves and thus be showered with praise...or make new friends out on the trail. I've posted mine.
Jan 17 (1d, 12h) by David Brownrigg from P1 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: #5 (green), #27, #29 (alternative), #29 (shared) [7.6km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: Terva Tar Kick Wax
Excellent to good classic grooming on the Asticou/Mont Bleu area trails. Tracks were mostly deep and well formed with a good firm snow base and some coarse and ice covered spots, mostly in the usual spots on #29. The frozen skate grooves caused me some difficulty on the descents, no loose snow for control. Wiped out on the 180 degree switchback on #5. Surprisingly the extreme cold wasn't much of a factor due to the brilliant sun and little to no wind. Even so I was the only classic skier the whole time I skied. Tried a new extreme cold wax, Terva Tar Kick wax which gave excellent grip and glide. Its brown in colour and even smells like the old tar we used to put on our wood skis back in the day. Much better than the polar stuff I normally when its this cold.
Jan 16 (2d, 7h) by Mark Coates from P10 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1 (green) (#2 - #24), #1 (blue) [16.7km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
It was warm in the morning but cooled off as the day went by. The tracks were well groomed, and there was some fresh snow falling during my ski. The snow was a little slow at times, but otherwise excellent.
Jan 16 (2d, 10h) by Jo-Ann Holden from P10 grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #2 (blue), #3 [16.7km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: K15 (Minus 1 to minus 7)
An interesting and very enjoyable ski. It was minus 1 as we started out, with heavy snow squalls spitting snowy moth malls onto the trails. It was tricky to nail the grip wax as the temperature was forecast to drop 2 degrees an hour while we were out - which it did! The wax worked beautifully in the moth balls, as long as I didn't stop, but capriciously in the glazed tracks.
The classic tracks were well formed on the Fortune Parkway, but rather thin and often bumpy beyond Gossip Corner. Near Western the tracks were the most irregular, which was challenging to my already tenuous grip.
Enough negatives! The sun was shining, and there was a lovely skiff of fresh snow down. The trail down to Western was a joy to be on, as was Burma on the way back. I am not the best at step turns, but it was an easy day to manage them with good control and a sense of exhilaration at the same time. Classic was fun, and Burma was beautiful, but the oak leaves and poor grip made me slightly envious of Garry, who was, of course, skating.
By the time we arrived back at P10 the temperature had dropped to minus 5 and a chilly wind was blowing.
Jan 16 (2d, 12h) by Don Fugler from P5 grooming 
Trails Skied: #1 Penguin Climb, #6, #9, #19, #34 [12.7km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Penguin climb plus the short loop up top: 19 - 34- 6 (return). Everything is in good mid-winter condition.
Jan 16 (3d, 15h) by Karl Saidla from P7 grooming 
Trails Skied: North Loop, #30, Camp Fortune Race Course [9.9km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Orange, Grip Wax: Guess: Rode VXPS or Rode Violet hard wax
We skied from P7 and did a short workout on the racing loop at Camp Fortune. Ridge is firm with a skiff of new snow on top that made some skating skis really slow. The race course is generally in good shape. If I was being fussy I would say it still has some soft/uneven spots and isn't quite wide enough to have a classic track that doesn't get damaged by skating - but we'll get there.
Jan 14 (4d, 9h) by Garry Tarr from P10 grooming grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #1B [12.3km], Glide Wax: CH5, Grip Wax:
I repeated yesterday\'s skate run from P10 up the FLP to Ridge Road, west on Ridge Road and 1B to the Western bench, then back on 1A and Ridge, but today I continued east on Ridge to the top of Penguin before returning to P10. Everywhere the skate lane had a freshly groomed powder surface and the classic tracks were generally firm and deep. Even the sharp turn in the Khyber Pass was powdery. Skating was a bit slow due to the cold powder, but control was perfect. Classic skiers were motoring along with no wax problems. Even on this Monday afternoon P10 was nearly full when I arrived. Conditions don\'t get much better than this!
Jan 14 (5d, 13h) by Karl Saidla from N/A grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy, #15 (blue) [17.5km], Glide Wax: Rode R20, Grip Wax: Rode Super Blue, Rode Special Green
Great classic skiing on the 15 and Gatineau Parkway this morning. Tracks are firm, fast, and freshly groomed. Kick waxing is child's play.
Jan 13 (5d, 8h) by Garry Tarr from P10 grooming grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #1B [12.3km], Glide Wax: Recommend blue, Grip Wax:
I waited until late afternoon before skiing to catch the highest temperatures on a cold day. Waiting also let me find a parking spot (there were only a couple open) in P10 at about 3:30. I skated up the FLP to Ridge, then up the Khyber Pass and past Huron to 1B, out on 1B to the Western Bench, then back via 1A. When I reached the 1A/1B split on my return the sun made a brief appearance just above the horizon, so I headed for the Champlain Lookout where I was treated to a glorious sunset with no wind (several other skiers timed their arrival at the Lookout to catch the sunset). I then descended the CP and FLP to P10. Skating wasn't fast on the cold dry powder, but glide was acceptable. All traces of corduroy had been skated out of the FLP by this time of day, but it really didn't matter. Classic tracks were firm and deep. There were no icy patches despite the heavy skier traffic, even in the Khyber Pass. The only downside to my trip was turning into a human icicle on the final FLP descent!

On a few other recent reports I've forgotten to mention how full parking lots like P8, P10 and P16 are most days, even on weekdays with indifferent conditions. When ski conditions are good it may be necessary to arrive either very early or very late at these popular lots to get a spot.
Jan 13 (5d, 12h) by John Goatcher from P5 grooming 
Trails Skied: #6, #19, #22 [6.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: VR40
Skyline #6 and #22 were the main objectives today and were very well covered so there was no possibility of scratching a ski. They had both seen quite a bit of use since the last snowfall which made them fairly hard packed and fast, though not icy. The downhills were a bit tricky as there was limited room to snowplough. We saw no-one else on them. The #19 being not so steep was a blast coming back down. The run from the top down to P5 was in perfect shape for a fast but controllable descent.
Jan 13 (6d, 14h) by Don Fugler from P12 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: #2 (from #40 to #1), #3, #40, #20, #21 [13.2km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Climbed 40 and 2 and then deked off onto a loop of 21 - 3 - 20 -21 . The backcountry trails were snowy and manageable. The descent on 2 was joyous.
Jan 12 (6d, 4h) by Michael Duivenvoorden from P9 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #3 [11.3km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Vauhti green
Classic from P9, up FP, CP, #1 to top end of 1B. Return on 1 to Burma, Burma to FP. -18c at start and -15c at finish. Four layers were perfect and wind was not a significant factor. Tracks were excellent. Can’t go wrong with grip at these temps. Great to be back on Burma which is in good shape.
Jan 12 (6d, 5h) by Ken Trischuk from P19 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: #50, #54 (green), #55 (green - shared), #55 (green - alternative), #55 (blue - alternative) [25.6km], Glide Wax: blue, Grip Wax: blue
Skied out of P19 today doing a handful of loops. Everything was freshly groomed and in great shape. Glide was a little slow but perhaps I should have had a colder glide wax on. I opted for what was on the skis and it served me reasonably well.

Parking lot was almost full but I didn't see a lot of people on the trails. Perhaps this was in part due to the colder temperatures (which weren't too bad really) or perhaps all the side trails have finally got enough snow to be groomed meant the trails "swallowed up" (dispersed) the crowds. The only trail that looked questionable was 54 black. I took one quick look at it as I skied up to Lusk lake and saw only signs of one skier bold enough to try their luck. I'll ski the groomers for a bit more before I head down that bc chute.

The sun (at least) was warm, the trails in great shape, no wind chill to speak of.... what more can you want.
Jan 12 (7d, 13h) by Don Fugler from P12 grooming grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: #2 (blue), #2 (from #40 to #1), #33, #40, #21 [9.2km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Cold day with excellent coverage, good grooming, lots of grip, bright sun. Enough said ...
Jan 11 (1w, 9h) by Karl Saidla from P5 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy, #15 (black) [13.3km], Glide Wax: Rode R20, Grip Wax: Rode Super Blue, Rode Special Green
Got out just enough to offer a preview of the weekend ski conditions. We got enough fresh snow recently that durability won't be a problem - the snow is fresh and windblown. On the other hand, it is going to be pretty slow going wherever you ski. Classic will be more fun that skating. Gatineau Parkway was freshly groomed and in very good shape. The 15 had fresh snow and some leaves on top, but overall still pretty reasonable skiing.
Jan 11 (1w, 10h) by Ian Naish from P12 grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: #2 (blue), #2 (from #40 to #1), #9, #40, #18, #20, #21 [15km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: green v20 with blue kicker
I think Joanne would have liked the snow on the groomed trail we took, but maybe not the back country ones! Not too many people at P8 or P12 today. Air temp was -15C and it was a bit windy, but as soon as we got moving we forgot about that. It was a beautiful sunny day. trail 2 was firm with no gritty bits. Back country trails 21, 20, 18 and trail 9 had loads of snow and the downhill runs were easy. Scenery was beautiful (see pics). I recommend heading out this weekend as I am sure it will be excellent skiing. Just make sure you cover your mouth with a balaclava or scarf at the start of your climbs so you don't inhale the extra cold air. If you are using P12, remember the return run will require care.
Jan 11 (1w, 10h) by Jo-Ann Holden from P2 grooming 
Trails Skied: #5 (green), #27, #15 (blue), #26, #29 (alternative) [14km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
I meant to give the ski 4 stars, not 3!
Jan 11 (1w, 10h) by Jo-Ann Holden from P2 grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: #5 (green), #27, #15 (blue), #26, #29 (alternative) [14km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Our group ski was canceled due to the severe windchill (minus 30 in the morning) but 8 Keen Skiers came out anyway. Everyone enjoyed the skiing and none found the cold an issue. We were initially all covered up to the point of being unrecognizable and did gasp audibly as we crossed the first open field. From that point on, however, layers, hoods and face masks began to disappear. I was roasting by the time I reached trail 15.
It was one of those exhilarating, brilliant mid-winter days, with pure snow and dazzling sun. The sun was intense and warm despite it being early January. The only disappointment was the lack of grooming. The classic tracks were littered with oak leaves and trail 15 seemed to be missing classic tracks I recalled from previous years. The Gatineau Parkway was a shiny, stale object, glinting in the sun and suffering from high traffic yesterday. If all the trails had been as poor I would have given today's ski 3 stars rather than 4. Despite today's cold, there were numerous skiers out, both skaters and classic skiers. Sure beats rain and freezing rain!
Jan 11 (1w, 12h) by Stephanie Tregunno from P7 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: #6, #30, #19, #31 [5.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Something on the cold side of things
Wonderful evening ski last night. It was a bit cold, but amongst the trees, it wasn't too bad. It's rare for me to get to the Park these days, so I was super happy to see such great conditions. Started from P7 and took a tour of Skyline - adventure! It was bumpy for sure and a bit tricky in the dark (without headlamps). It's skied in, but there were a few spots that had holes to the ground or that had some potentially ski-breaking dips. Just needed to watch out. Then skied Ridge Road to Fortune Lake Parkway - perfect conditions. Except for the leaves - they're a bit grabby and can lead to tumbles!
Jan 10 (1w, 1d) by Cedric Poon from N/A grooming 
Trails Skied: #6, #22, #34 [7.6km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Blue
We finally have enough snow to get on narrow and winding trails like #34, #22 & #6 without hitting rocks. There were just enough skiers that have groomed these trails to be fast and fun. But not too many that down hill sections still have plenty of snow for control. A few sections have large oak leaves in the tracks. I am surprised that they didn't catch me more than they did. More snow would make one of the steep downhill bends on #6 less harrowing. The one lake #34 is on seems to be soild to ski on. This 10km route s mostly sheltered and perfect for a day with wind chill of -18c.
Jan 10 (1w, 1d) by Tom Conklin from P8 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: North Loop [3.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
SKATE: Short run up the Doldrums. Very icy with little grip near the parking lot but quite a bit better as you go up towards P9. Lots of glide of course but control was much improved after the first 500m or so.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Grooming this will be tough especially with the very cold temperatures we are expecting over the next few days. Hopefully the less trafficked areas will have more snow to work with. Having said that, Demsis has always been able to work wonders with exactly this kind of difficult weather changes.

CLASSIC: The tracks were well-formed and most people were making good progress.

TRAFFIC: I am really starting to like this later-afternoon skiing; there are far fewer people on the trails and no fighting for parking.
Jan 10 (1w, 1d) by Don Fugler from P11 grooming 
Trails Skied: #36 (black), #36 (blue) [7.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
We took #36 to the junction and then returned, only meeting 3 other skiers in 12 km on perfect day in near perfect conditions. The little bit of fresh snow overnight provided lots of grip and enough mass for slowing down on hills. It even looked suitable for doing some pond-hopping (but I restrained myself).
Jan 10 (1w, 2d) by Lorna Bailie from P10 grooming 
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #3 [8.8km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Blue
On the initial trek up Fortune Parkway, were faced with cold blustery winds. It is difficult to say if trails had been groomed. Often the tracks were snow filled or not visible. I expect winds were blowing a lot of snow around. We turned off onto Trail 3. This was a good decision as we were out of the wind and the climbing and slogging through snow kept us warm. It is great to see increased snow depths. It was another happy but cold day on the trail.
Jan 10 (1w, 2d) by Garry Tarr from P10 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, #1, #1B, #3 [17.1km], Glide Wax: Recommend blue, Grip Wax:
This morning finally brought enough fresh dry powder to cover the tired icy base. I skated from P10 up the FLP and then up Burma, continuing along Ridge and 1B to the Western bench before retracing my steps to P10. Skating was a bit slow in the fresh powder (my skis were waxed with CH7, I should have used something harder) but thoroughly enjoyable with great control. Burma was a delight, with the fresh powder taming speed and giving control on the twisty technical descents. Even the final luge run drop to the FLP had a powder base with no hint of ice. 1B was similarly in great condition. Many skiers were out enjoying both these trails in both directions, so it's important to be a bit careful on the descents. The only downside was the strong west wind that had filled in the classic tracks on much of Burma. Near lakes and swamps there were often piles of drifted powder across the trail. If you have time this afternoon, it's a great day to ski Burma!
Jan 10 (1w, 2d) by Jo-Ann Holden from P6 grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: Champlain Pkwy, MacKenzie-King Rd [3.3km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Vauhti Green
Beautiful new snow, but very slow classic conditions on the Champlain Parkway. I assumed at the time that there was no new grooming, but realize now that the grooming must have preceded the snow. Similar to oak leaves the dry snow gravitated to the classic tracks. They were completely filled. Once skied in, the tracks and the speed did improve quite a bit.
Jan 10 (1w, 2d) by Ken Trischuk from P1 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy, #5 (green), #27, #29 (alternative), #29 (shared) [19.1km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
A quick morning ski before going to work. Did a loop of various trails in the lower part of the park starting out of Asticou. Everything had been freshly groomed overnight - likely in the wee hours of the morning as the temperature started to drop. The base was firm and fast having set up since the groomer was by. It was windy with some light snow was still falling. In open areas the snow was slightly drifting over the new grooming and filling the classic tracks but never to a great extent. In the trees conditions were excellent. Gonna be cold for the next few days but the skiing should be great if you have enough layers.
Jan 9 (1w, 3d) by Tom Conklin from P10 grooming 
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , Fortune Pkwy, North Loop, Gatineau Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy [28.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
ROUTE: Parkway Loop - From P10 up the Fortune Lake Parkway to the T with Champlain and then down the Champlain Parkway to the Gatineau Parkway to P8, and finally up the Doldrums and the connector (32?) back to P10.

SKATE: Interesting conditions. In most places the skate lane was somewhat icy with a kind of straw snow. When I left there were many grooves that were pretty solid meaning that you could easily catch an edge. As the morning warmed up the grooves got softer. The back side of the mountain from the Champlain T down to P8 seemed not to have been groomed even yesterday which made for loose snow on the sides of the track next to the Classic lanes. It was easily passable but you had to be careful not to get caught in a soft track. I was not not careful enough on the way down from the top of King Mountain. Overall the conditions were fine but you had to be careful in spots.
With a good dose of cold temperatures and grooming, conditions should really improve later in the week and on the weekend.
NOTE: Whatever Demsis is doing at the bottom of the Connector (32) is working - the snow was loose and allowed for much better control than is normal at the trickiest part of that trail, just before the road.

TRAFFIC: Lots of people out both skating and classic.
Jan 9 (1w, 3d) by David Brownrigg from P8 grooming 
Trails Skied: North Loop [3.4km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: universal klister
Good to excellent classic conditions on the doldrums this morning. No fresh grooming as Demsis is waiting for temps to drop before resuming grooming ops. Universal klister gave excellent grip and glide on slightly icey/glazed tracks. Had some minor clumping which caused a spill at one point but the speed and ease more than outweighed using any hard waxes. Other classic skiers were slowly trudging along presumably due to grip issues..
Jan 9 (1w, 3d) by Garry Tarr from P8 grooming 
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , Gatineau Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy [21km], Glide Wax: CH7, Grip Wax:
I picked a dull ski for a dull gray day, skating from P8 up the GP and CP to Mulvhill and back. The NCC morning report indicating no fresh grooming was, regrettably, accurate. The skate lane was skied flat and had no texture, making it difficult to get edges to hold. Where corduroy from yesterday's grooming remained, it was covered with a very thin crunchy freezing rain crust. In a few places (sheltered under the trees) the snow was still powdery. Downhill tracks were fast with a glazed base but becoming shallow and indistinct. I'm not sure why there wasn't grooming, at least on the basic parkway loop- the snow didn't feel wet. It's skiable, but hardly worth the drive up from Ottawa.
Jan 9 (1w, 3d) by Karl Saidla from P7 grooming 
Trails Skied: Fortune Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy, #1 [13.6km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF orange, Grip Wax: Rode KRM klister or Rode Univeral Multigrade Klister
We skied classic from P7 along Ridge Road and a bit of the Fortune and Champlain parkways this morning. Nothing we skied had been groomed overnight and there is a very thin layer of ice on top - making somewhat tricky skiing and waxing. Keep your eyes on the NCC grooming report. It's ok for skiing as is, but it will be much better when it gets groomed.
Jan 8 (1w, 3d) by Jo-Ann Holden from P5 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , Champlain Pkwy [9.5km], Glide Wax: CH 7, Grip Wax:
A late report on an excellent morning of skiing. Most of our group skated, but a couple went classic. All found the conditions lovely. The snow had ended a bit earlier than forecast, and temperatures stayed cool, so we were thrilled to have fresh grooming of the skate lane and one side of classic tracks. The NCC's interactive map was updated by 8:00, too, so it was easy to plan our ski. The thinnest layer of ice from a brief period of freezing rain added a bit of speed to the softish snow. A fun time!
Jan 8 (2w, 4d) by Don Fugler from P5 grooming grooming 
Trails Skied: #1 Penguin Climb, #6, #19, #34 [7.6km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Environment Canada was very wrong on the weather prediction today. I was expecting rain at 7:00 am and finally went out at 9:30 with it still below freezing. I just did the Penguin climb and the short loop on top - 19, 34, 6. Lots of people skiing; I even met some on the little trails. The snow was turning to sticky at times. Good coverage throughout and a fast descent on #1.
Jan 7 (2w, 4d) by Tom Conklin from P5 grooming   photos!
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy, Champlain Pkwy [19.6km], Glide Wax: -3 to -10, Grip Wax:

ROUTE: P5 up the Gatineau Parkway to Pink then back to the Champlain T and up to Mackenzie King and back.

CLASSIC: As the picture shows, there was a fair bit of debris pretty much everywhere. Having said that it was not a huge problem - it would stop you up occasionally but not horribly. The blue (-3 to -10) wax worked very well. The tracks were well-formed and solid. They got a little bit shallow in some places but for the most part they were quite good.

SKATE: The skate track looked very hard and very icy in places. There would have been lots of glide but very, very little control. There was absolutely no new grooming. I was happy to go classic today.

TRAFFIC: Very, very few people out today. There were just 2 cars in P5 at 1. It was cold but not that bad.

About Skiing in the 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
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.