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Dec 9 (1w, 2d) by Mark Coates from P25 
Trails Skied: 60 [1.4km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Decent skier-made tracks around the soccer field. The base is pretty thin, so in a couple patches the ice or grass pokes through.
Nov 22 (4w, 6d) by David Brownrigg from P19 
Trails Skied: 45 [4.2km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: green
Fair to good skier made tracks at Pine Grove this morning. The only drawback was a fair bit of leaves in the tracks presumably brought on by yesterday's high winds. Small price to pay for mid fall skiing in the Greenbelt. The section known as 'winter trail' (45A to 45B) has a few icey spots where water has come up and frozen. Other than that no wind this morning and with green wax you're good to go. Try and get out before Sunday, as rain and milder temps are forecasted.
Nov 18 (4w, 2d) by Terry Gray from P19 
Trails Skied: 45 [4.2km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
No grooming at this early point in the season, but there were some skier-made tracks that were decent. Snow coverage was a little thin in some spots, but overall conditions were good considering the time of the season and the expected lack of grooming. Just happy to be skiing in November!

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

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
50 5.3
51 3.8
52 3.7


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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.