Banner: Cross-country skiing in the Gatineau Park & Ottawa area

Cross-
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Suggested Wax and
Ski Conditions in
the Gatineau Park



Ski Trail reports from
XC-Ottawa
  ( Also see the XC-Ottawa home page )
    
     Ottawa - Weather Network
     Gatineau Park - Weather Network
     Radar (actual snowfall)
     Satellite (cloud cover)
     Ottawa Snowfall  (text)
     Snowfall for Ottawa  (graphic)
Gatineau Park Maps
Maps of some xc-ski trails in different sections of the Gatineau Park.
GreenBelt Map
A map of some xc-ski trails in the Greenbelt in west-end Ottawa.
The Gatineau Park - Information and Photos of Various Trails and Routes

Trail Blazers - some history about XC skiing in the Gatineau Park.
Background information about cross-country skiing in the Gatineau Park.
P10 to Keogan/Huron - the Fortune Parkway & trail # 1 (green)- 7 to 10 km.
P8 to P9 on the Gatineau Parkway (green) - about 7 to 7.5 kilometres.
P7 to Keogan - Trails # 30 (blue) and # 1 (green) about 8 to 9 kilometres.
P6 to Lac Pink - trail # 7, the Gatineau Parkway, and trail # 35 - 8 to 9 km.
P16 to Herridge (& Healey) - trail # 50 (green) - total distance is 9 to 10 km.
P 1 (Asticou) to Lac Pink - trails # 5, # 15, and # 35 - about 12 to 13 km.
P 11- trail # 36 to trail # 50 - (blue) - total distance is about 14 kilometres.
P10 to Huron - via trail # 3 (blue) & the Fortune Parkway (green) - 14 km.
P12 to Western - trails # 40 (blue), # 33 (blue), and # 2 (blue) - 10 km.
P12 to Huron - trails # 40, # 33, # 1B, and # 1 - a little over 11 kilometres.
P12 to McKinstry trails # 40 (blue), # 24 (green), and # 1 (green) - 20 km.
P19 to Lac Talyor - trails # 50 (green) and # 55 (green & blue) - 12 to 13 km.
P19 to Lac Lusk - trails # 50, # 55,and # 54 - about 9 to 10 kilometres.
P17 to Renaud - trails # 52 (blue), # 50 (green) # 53 (green) - 27 to 28 km.
P7 to Keogan via more difficult trails - including trails # 6 & # 34
Skiing to the Carbide-Willson Ruins - located off trail #36 about 1 km P 11.
Skiing to the Lusk Caves - located approximately 1 km south of trail # 50.
P6 Hiking/Walking Trail - the Lauriault Trail - about 3 kilometres.
The Stony Swamp west-end greenbelt- Some info & photos of various trails

Trails # 11 & # 12 - the starting point @ P3 Parking Lot off Corkstown Rd.
Trails # 21 & # 22 - the starting point @ P4 Parking Lot off Timm Drive.
Trail # 10 (Shirley's Bay) - the starting point @ P2 off Carling Ave.
Trail # 23, # 24, # 25 - starting at P5 or P6 off Eagleson or Richmond Rds.
Cross-Country Ski Primer for the Uninitiated

Equipment for first time Cross-Country Skiers
Waxing Your Skis - a Beginner's Guide.
Cross-Country Skiing for the Absolute Beginner
Advanced XC-skiing Information by Kevin Gibb

Advanced Waxing Techniques for Classic Skis
The Art of Base Preparation for Skate Skis
Some local XC-ski clubs/centres

Chelsea Nordiq Club
Kanata Nordic Ski Club
Nakkertok XC-Ski Club
RA Ski Club
XC-Skiing at Mooney's Bay Park
Relais plein air du parc de la Gatineau
Ski Pontiac
West Carleton Nordic Ski Club

General

XC-Ottawa (elite racing and training)
NCC - Gatineau Park XC skiing.
Cross Country Canada
OttawaStart Ski Guide
XCzone Resource Centre
Musician on Skis (great photos)
GuideGatineau web site
Women on Skis
Ottawa Outdoors Magazine
Gatineau Loppet ( xc ski races)
Skitrax Magazine
XC Skiing Information Center

How-to Info

Classic XC skiing techniques
Articles from xc-ottawa
Cross-country skiing at Wikipedia
A Lifetime Of Winter Fun

More Maps

Google Maps - Ottawa
Gatineau Park XC Trail Map (pdf)
Winter Map of Gatineau Park (pdf)
Ottawa's e-Map
West-end Trails - Kanata Nordic Club
West Carleton Club Trails
NCC all-season Green Belt Map
Trail Map of Riverfront Park (Kanata)
Waxing Your Skis

Swix Wax School
Cross Country Ski Waxing 101
SkiWax.ca Tech Pages
xcskiworld info about waxes
Swix Wax Wizard
Information from Toko

Nearby Places to XC-Ski

XC-skiing in the Ottawa Valley
SEPAQ Links (Papineau-Labelle, etc)
Ski de fond Mont-Tremblant
XC Skiing in and around Montreal
Mont-Sainte-Anne XC Centre

Some Local Retail Outlets

Bushtukah Equipment
Fresh Air Experience
Trailhead
Peccos
Greg Christie's Ski & Cycle Works
Velotique

Manufacturers & Suppliers

Rossignol Skis
Fisher Skis
Salomon Skis
Atomic Skis
Madshus Skis
Peltonen Skis
Karhu Skis
Canadian Wintersports (distributor)
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Web site, text, photos, graphics, © Michael McGoldrick, 2006.
The URL for this website is: http://xcskiing.ca

Also visit Michael McGoldrick's Ottawa River Sailing Page
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