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Jan 18 (11h, 23m) by David Brownrigg from P1 
Trails Skied: 10 [4km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: green
This report covers the Larose forest trails. Lightly falling snow as I headed out from P1 on Indian Creek Road. Still last week's grooming with a few cms of fresh snow packed down by a single skier. Just enough new snow to cover up some of the debris, ie leaves, pine needles, etc. Skied the loop and the main trail as far as the ninth concession. Backtracked toward P1 and heard a snowmobile coming up behind me and what appeared to be a dragger making fresh tracks. To my surprise he was actually obliterating the tracks and stopped to explain how the process works. First pack it down and then a second machine lays the tracks. Good to know but had to ski the rest of the way with no tracking. Not complaining, the township does a very good job keeping Larose skiable!
Jan 15 (3d, 12h) by David Brownrigg from P1 
Trails Skied: 10 [4km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: blue
This report covers the Larose Forest trail system. Skied the Perron Loop today from P2 on highway 8. The classic tracks are mostly in good shape with some shallow or bare sections due to thin snow cover. Most of the Loop is single tracking with a section up near the main trail with no classic tracking. A light dusting of snow made for easy gliding and blue wax provided excellent grip.
Jan 14 (4d, 12h) by David Brownrigg from P1 
Trails Skied: 10 [4km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: polar binder and green on top
This report covers the Larose Forest trails from the P2 parking lot on hwy 8 outside of Bourget ON. Good to excellent classic conditions on trails that were groomed late last week. The tracks are still mostly snow based with some icey sections. The pine stretches on this end are not as dirty as my Friday ski out of P1 on Indian Creek Road. There are a some sections where dirt is protruding through the snow but easily avoided. The Perron loop which is intended mainly for skate has some classic tracking. Presume the groomers didn't do the whole circuit due to lack of snow.
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Jan 11 (1w, 12h) by David Brownrigg from P1 
Trails Skied: 10 [4km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: swix polar
This report covers the Larose Forest Trails. Finally enough snow to begin the season at Larose. Fresh grooming for both classic and skate from P1 across to P2 and the Perron Loop trails. As per usual the tracks were a bit debris strewn with needles and bark in the pine section but clean in the deciduous tree and open stretches. Tracks were a bit hard and icey but my polar wax held and nicely and gave excellent grip and glide. Cold day but little to no wind in the forest. Nice break from hill climbing in the Gats!
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Jan 11 (1w, 12h) by David Brownrigg from P1 
Trails Skied: 10 [4km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: swix polar
This report covers the Larose Forest trails. Good to excellent machine grooming for both classic and skate from
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Jan 10 (1w, 2d) by Tom Conklin from P18 
Trails Skied: 44 [3.1km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Just walked through the parking lot up to the trail. There is lots of debris but there are skiied in tracks. I would think rock skis are in order.
Dec 24 (4w, 4d) by Mark Coates from P20 
Trails Skied: 51 [3.8km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
A dusting of powder on top of ice. It was fine for rock skiing slowly with the kids. There were lots of other skiers on the trail this morning.

About Skiing in the Green Belt..


The National Capital Greenbelt has over 100km of trails and another 25km of recreational pathways, most of which are suitable for cross-country skiing in the wintertime. All of the trails are suitable for beginner and family outings.


Thanks to the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club, Orleans Nordic Ski Club and Kanata Nordic Ski Club for their volunteer grooming of various Green Belt trails from time to time. The city of Ottawa and the NCC would like to encourage urban skiing, so if you appreciate the grooming let your councilor, the city and the NCC know!


ONSC grooms The Hornet's Nest (Tauvette street to Montreal Rd), Mer Bleue and Pine Grove Forest (the section off Leitrum Rd). Trails are classic skiing ONLY, no skating is allowed on these trails. The Hornet's Nest is groomed at least weekly and the others as time permits. Updated trail conditions are available at the snow phone; 613-837-SNOW.


General Info: Trail Descriptions and Driving Directions | Trail Maps |


Green Belt Trails Legend

NameDetailskm
10P2-Carling Ave4
11P3-Corkstown Rd1.5
12P3-Corkstown Rd2.7
20P4-Trimm Dr3
21P4-Trimm Dr2.3
22P4-Trimm Dr2.4
22P4-Trimm Dr2.4
23-2.7kmP5-Eagleson Rd2.7
23-2.3kmP5-Eagleson Rd2.3
TCTTrans Canada Trail (old Railroad) Eagleson - Robertson2.7
24P5 or P63
25P6-Richmond Rd3.5
P8P8-Moodie Dr1.5
26-1.5kmP9-Moodie Dr1.5
26-2.2kmP9-Moodie Dr2.2
26P10-Hunt Club Rd4
27P10-Hunt Club Rd2.7
28P11-HWY 4162
29P12-HWY 4162.8
ONSC TrailsONSC Trails5
40 1.8
42 2.9
43ONSC4.2
44ONSC3.1
45ONSC4.2
46ONSC2.2
50 5.3
51 3.8
52 3.7
53ONSC3.4
53AONSC3.3
60ONSC1.4
61ONSC1.1
62ONSC1.2
63ONSC1.8

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Time of Day Skied (MouseOver!)
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Rating (5=Perfect)
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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
Normals:
Max -6°C. Min -15°C.

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Forecast

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