Today was as good as it gets.  With more than 20 cm of fresh snow, brilliant sunshine,  deserted classic-only trails and a refreshing temperature of minus 18 -20 (minus 30 with windchill), we discovered every trail on our planned route to be impeccably groomed.  It was the gold standard of classic skiing.  120114_A-Trail53 120114_B-Trail51or55 120114_C-Trail-55 120114_D-Taylor-Lake 120114_F-Lac-Renaud 120114_G-Renaud 120114_H-Lac-Philippe 120114_I-Trail52 120114_J-Trail52B

You can read Garry’s description of the trip on the XC Ottawa trail reporting site.


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Janey Crook
Janey Crook
January 15, 2012 07:18

This was just a really special day, conditions were fantastic, snow and grooming just perfect. Thank you everyone. What a great ski.

January 15, 2012 09:09

Hi Jo-Ann and Gary,

Looks like a beautiful ski! Here’s the permalink to Gary’s report –

judy olmstead
judy olmstead
January 15, 2012 21:48

Yes, it was lovely this week-end.Stayed at Taylor Yurt ( first time I’ve ever experienced frozen toilet paper in the outhouse!)and had great skiing.